More assembly processes in a smaller space and using less energy

The market for electronic controllers for vehicles is growing. The driving forces are electrification and the increasing number of assistant systems. However, this does not change the competitive pressure to which manufacturers are exposed.

Navigating the future of metalworking in 2024 - Manufacturers turn to digitalised CNC machining and interconnected smart factories

Tezmaksan Robot Technologies looks at the key trends in manufacturing and explores why manufactures should embrace transformative technologies with user-friendly interface and adaptability to keep up with the evolving needs of the metalworking industry.

The Whats and Hows of the Ultimate Dashboard for Industrial IoT

An effective IoT dashboard allows you to make data-driven decisions to optimize efficiencies, troubleshoot problems, and make other adjustments and improvements that could potentially impact profit margins.

Best Practices for Safer Factories in 2024: How to Improve Material Handling Applications

This article outlines the top tips to apply in the year ahead and improve cart safety through proper caster selection, maintenance, replacement, and training.

Integrating Heat Pumps in Industrial Processes: 5 Notable Changes

How have heat pumps changed to help manufacturers? What innovations can industry professionals expect? Here's a guide to the evolution of heat pumps and how they affect the modern manufacturing landscape

The necessity of skill building in the manufacturing industry

The shortage of skilled labor is a major hurdle for companies aiming to enhance their automation processes through superior design and execution. The resulting delays and errors can incur unnecessary costs and loss of flexibility.

Why Automated Optical Inspection Is a Winner in PCB Quality Control

Excelling in PCB quality control is a meaningful way to maintain competitiveness despite these conditions. Many decision-makers have increasingly invested in automated optical inspection (AOI) at their facilities. This approach leads to numerous benefits.

What's in store for 2024: Top 5 industry trends

The manufacturing industry is undergoing significant changes due to the swift advancement of technology and evolving global dynamics.

Manufacturing the future: How plants can harness the power of AI

AI can augment human labor and decision making at every stage of the manufacturing process. It can manage logistics, predict maintenance needs and ensure products meet quality standards.

Multi-Enterprise Platforms Foster More Efficient, Resilient Supply Chains

As supply chain models have evolved, brands and retailers need to support a collaborative and transparent exchange of information with multiple levels of suppliers and partners to see the maximum benefits from their systems.

The secret to success in food & beverage manufacturing

OEE takes into account machine availability, performance, and quality to provide a holistic view of a production line's efficiency. By capturing and analysing real-time data, LineView helps manufacturers improve OEE, thereby maximising the utilisation of existing resources.

Purdue Polytechnic to dedicate nation's largest smart manufacturing ecosystem for engineering technology

This interdisciplinary program synergizes science, engineering, information systems and computing, focusing on manufacturing's next evolutionary step called Industry 4.0. The new facility ecosystem also has wide-ranging applications, opening up potential curriculum expansion.

Making the case for Augmented Reality

The market size for AR applications was estimated to be $15.2B in 2021 and growing to over $90B by 2028. This shows clearly that companies are investing heavily in this transformative technology but why is it such a key innovation and how can you make best use of it?

Automation Depends on People

With each new innovation in society, we see corresponding headlines and public concern about how that innovation will be responsible for job loss. This has been true of the printing press, the automobile, and the computer.

5 Security Risks of Rushed Digital Transformation

Undergoing a digital transformation is necessary for many manufacturing businesses, especially when they must stay competitive in challenging market conditions. However, if the responsible parties rush things, they'll increase the likelihood of several security risks.

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PI USA - 7 Reasons Why Air Bearings Outperform Mechanical Bearings

PI USA - 7 Reasons Why Air Bearings Outperform Mechanical Bearings

Motion system designers often ask the question whether to employ mechanical bearings or air bearings. Air bearings deserve a second look when application requirements include lifetime, precision, particle generation, reproducibility, angular accuracy, runout, straightness, and flatness.