Achieving the golden batch

The golden batch is a phrase often used to describe the perfect production batch, against which all others are benchmarked. It is of optimum quality, produced efficiently, cost-effective and produces minimal wastage. With efficiency and productivity front of mind for most manufacturers currently, how can industry get closer to achieving golden batches? Here, George Walker, managing director of industrial data expert Novotek UK and Ireland, explains how operations management systems can help.

NORD's New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's redesigned line of small CLINCHER parallel gear units showcase increased power and torque capacity for a variety of applications. These re-engineered versions will be replacing the existing SK0182NB, 0282NB, and 1382NB units. They are lightweight, have improved heat dissipation, are more cost-effective, and are available with NORD nsd tupHTM sealed surface conversion for wash-down and extreme environments.

A Las Vegas Showstopper! See a Fully Functional Integrated Packaging Line at PACK EXPO 2021

Matrix, Quest and Wexxar Bel join forces to create an integrated packaging line in booths C-2829 and C-2825 that demonstrates what the ProMach family of brands can do for you.

UltraFlex performing fast induction brazing for copper and steel fittings at 1500°F (815°C)

At power output of 7.5 kW, the target brazing temperature of 1500°F (815°C) had been reached, for each of the assemblies, within a fraction of the time needed when torch brazing is used.

3 Ways to Improve Industry 4.0 OEE

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has been a leading manufacturing performance metric for decades. As Industry 4.0 has taken off, manufacturers now have a range of new tools and techniques that can improve their OEE scores.

NORD's New Line of Small CLINCHER™ Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's redesigned line of small CLINCHER parallel gear units showcase increased power and torque capacity for a variety of applications. These re-engineered versions will be replacing the existing SK0182NB, 0282NB, and 1382NB units. They are lightweight, have improved heat dissipation, are more cost-effective, and are available with NORD nsd tupHTM sealed surface conversion for wash-down and extreme environments.

Industry Leading Piezo Objective Scanners for fast AutoFocus and Metrology Applications with Nanometer Precision

The next gen piezo focusing stages, new from PI, have longer travel ranges to 800µm, faster step/settle, better guiding precision, and higher resolution.

Why You Should Skip Free DNC Software

The benefits of DNC software when it comes to managing your CNC programs, machine parameters, and offsets are well known. As a result, many businesses look to offer some form of DNC software or their own, ranging from thousands of dollars to absolutely free.

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Successfully Installs State-of-the-Art Automated Production and Material Handling Solutions at Meat Processor Wolverine Packing Co.

AMT shares details of newly-completed installation of flexible automated production and material handling lines at two Detroit-area Wolverine Packing Co. facilities, allowing the company to quickly scale production.

GROB Systems Highlights Second Generation of G350 5-Axis Universal Machining Center

Universal machining centers offer high productivity and nearly limitless possibilities

ON Semiconductor 16 Mp XGS Sensor Brings High Quality, Low Power Imaging to Factory Automation and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Recently integrated into the Toshiba Teli industrial camera family, the XGS 16000 offers one of the highest resolutions available for compact 29 x 29 mm cameras

Digi-Key Introduces Factory Tomorrow Video Series

Flagship video series showcases how edge computing helps factories deploy and run field-based machines without the need for central networking

Brooks Instrument Opens New Manufacturing, Service and Applications Support Center in Korea

New location expands Brooks Instrument's production, service and applications engineering capabilities, providing enhanced support to key customers in the region.

KROHNE Announces New OPTIWAVE 6500C Level Transmitter

A radar level transmitter ideal for powders and dusty atmospheres

Artemis Vision Creates Advanced Machine Vision Solutions Using OnLogic Computers

The company's quality control and warehousing logistics solutions leverage OnLogic industrial computers to improve products, processes and fulfillment.

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Unitronics: Motion Control, We Make it Easy

Unitronics: Motion Control, We Make it Easy

Unitronics' new line of AC Servo Drives & Motors changes the traditional approach to motion control. They are simple to set up and painless to program. Unitronics Servos simplify implementation of motion applications while minimizing complexity and reducing development time. Some of the easy-to-use features in this new line include implementing motion control easily with ready-made motion code, embedded diagnostic tools, and automatic communication setup.