Decoding the Magic of KPIs: Beyond Metrics, Towards Operational Excellence

In this article, you will find why KPIs are important, how to choose a useful KPI and why to use KPIs dashboards for easy tracking of KPIs for your packaging company.

The pool of operational excellence - CubeBOX Pallet Pool integrated with robust software maximises floor space

Limited floor space can hinder the implementation of new manufacturing technologies or the scaling up of production. Does this mean that manufacturers forced to operate within confined spaces should settle for suboptimal layouts

Manufacturing and Supply Chain M&A Outlook

With inflation and higher interest rates continuing to ease along with greater flexibility in dealmaking, industrials are a key sector for dealmakers this year, as many seek out innovative technologies, digital assets, and supply chain resilience

Support whenever it's needed - Remote support proves vital to efficient and competitive milling operations

In 2024, manufacturers must overcome a number of hurdles if they are to implement an effective predictive maintenance strategy. Indeed, Deloitte cites several challenges: "Economic upheaval, a tight labour market, rising costs and continued supply chain stresses."

Automate 2024 Product Preview

Automate 2024 takes place May 6th - 9th in Chicago, Illinois. The Exhibit hall floor will be loaded with new products and services. Here is a preview of some things to look forward to at this years event.

Minimizing Unplanned Downtime: Strategies for Maximizing Productivity in Your Plant

By leveraging robust downtime tracking and analysis strategies, you can pave the way for preventative measures that detect and address potential defects in equipment promptly to protect production efficiency and safety.

Security Challenges For Smart Factories - How Does SASE Help?

This rising tide of digitization and automation is leading to major concerns around cybersecurity. Smart factories are significantly more productive and competitive, yet a lot less secure.

Edge Computing and AI in Manufacturing

With Tacton we wanted to give users the flexibility and configuration options they need to outfit their facility, while ensuring the system was reliable, secure, and easy to install.

The Evolution of MQTT: Empowering Industrial Automation for 25 Years and Beyond

In manufacturing and industrial automation, the evolution of communication protocols has been pivotal in shaping operational efficiency, predictive maintenance, and overall innovation. Among these, MQTT stands as a beacon of connectivity

Do You Know the Role of Tracking in Augmented Reality?

Tracking is used in the DELMIA Augmented Experience solution to identify the equipment to be assembled or inspected. Thanks to its 3D model, it simultaneously locates several elements at once, and displays the digital information required for the industrial process.

The most compact Motion Control System on the market

FAULHABER is introducing a new Motion Control System. More precisely: The world's smallest Integrated Motion Controller.

Liquid-cooling VFD Increases Efficiency and Savings in Plastics Machinery

With operations running 24/7, 365 days a year, the company sought to upgrade its variable frequency drives (VFDs) to increase motor efficiency, thus reducing operational costs and enhancing energy efficiency throughout its extrusion processes.

Considerations for Choosing the Right Encoder for Your Application

Depending on the encoder, resolution is one of the most important calculations to understand. Accurate print landing, accurate conveyor speed, accurate satellite positioning, accurate elevator control all hinge on the resolution and type of encoder.

Additive Manufacture: In-house 3D Printing versus Outsourced 3D Printing Service

In this 3-part series of articles, we will embark on a comprehensive exploration of 3D printing / additive manufacturing (AM), where our main focus is empowering you to make informed decisions about how to engage with the technology across an ever-evolving landscape.

Unlocking Customer Experience: The Critical Role of Your Supply Chain

Cost implications play a pivotal role in delivering exceptional experiences for end-users. By optimizing expenses, businesses can allocate resources to enhance product quality and service delivery, ensuring customer satisfaction.

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