How We Can Inspire Our New Generation Into Engineering

It's no secret that the engineering sector is experiencing a shortage of workers. In fact, research shows that the industry will need to train and employ around 200,000 people by 2024 to fill the gap.

How to Upskill Frontline Employees as Industry 4.0 Gains Traction

Digitization, automation, and artificial intelligence in manufacturing have paved the way for new production methods. If employees are going to take on new responsibilities and operate connected devices, they need to be upskilled and trained accordingly.

NEW STUDY: MAJORITY OF WORKERS WOULD LEAVE FRONTLINE WORK IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY

New report from SafetyCulture highlights mounting pressure on frontline workers and the key opportunities for businesses to start improving the way they operate.

Could automation be the answer to the Great Resignation?

Wage stagnation in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, job dissatisfaction and safety concerns due to COVID-19 are all contributing factors as to why staff resignation levels are persistently on the rise across the globe.

5 Manufacturing Sectors Affected by the Great Resignation

While the Great Resignation has touched virtually every industry, it's hit manufacturing harder than most. Even within manufacturing, some subsectors have seen more daunting challenges than others.

Mitigating the Labor Shortages in Manufacturing with Plant Management Software

In the face of labor shortages and increasing demand, a plant's ability to drive efficiency and productivity is more important than ever. That's where plant management software plays a critical role in helping deliver plant performance.

Examining the Gender Gap in Manufacturing: 5 Potential Solutions for 2022

Workforces that lack gender diversity will struggle to reach their full potential. Manufacturing must address this issue if it hopes to sustain growth far into the future.

Using Technology to Combat the Skilled Labor Shortage

Successful manufacturing companies are combatting the skilled labor shortage by investing in automation and software to complement their existing workforce, meet production requirements, and attract new talent.

Improving Recruiting Efforts to Fill Manufacturing Roles

Recruiters in this industry have a difficult task of competing for highly skilled workers in a limited candidate pool. To fill these roles, recruiters are creating new best practices to better reach top talent, saving organizations significant time and money.

Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) Starts Preparing Companies for the Future of Manufacturing

Michigan's manufacturing sector is crucial to its economy. It accounts for nearly 20% of the total output in the state, generating $102.35 billion and employing 631,000 people. Here's what MEDC is doing to ensure this critical part of the economy maintains growth.

The role of Employee Equity Ownership in driving a company's productivity.

In this article, the focus is on giving employees a stake in the company, the objective is to motivate them to do what is best for the shareholders since they are also shareholders.

5 Powerful Lessons on Leading Through Uncertainty with Nadja West

You don't need to be in a leadership position to lead. We all wield influence - whether it's within our family unit, community, business, or team. Take a look at Nadja's top tips to prepare yourself and your team for success in uncertain times.

Managing Employee Shortages with IIoT

Manufacturers are facing a troubling scenario: the need to maintain production levels in the midst of the largest workforce shakeup in our lifetime. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides a highly effective, flexible and cost-efficient solution.

Empathetic Technology: What Makes Frontline Tech Tick

Managing frontline workforces presents a unique challenge to businesses; it's a balancing act of safety, worker satisfaction, and productivity. Today's technology needs to tick all of those boxes and do so in the simplest way possible.

Tips to Help Manufacturers Address the 2021 Labor Shortage

The U.S. has been seeing declines in skilled labor during the past few years as experienced and knowledgeable employees continue to retire while fewer are choosing employment in factories or skilled trades.

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PI USA - Difference between Gantry & Split-Bridge

PI USA - Difference between Gantry & Split-Bridge

A traditional gantry system employs X-Y or X-Y-Z range of motion. Mounted on a base plate, usually granite, 2 parallel rails constitute the synchronized Y axis motion while the cross axis (bridge axis) provides the X motion. A vertical axis can be added on the bridge for the Z motion. A Split Bridge system can be less complex than a traditional gantry system because synchronization of the two parallel linear motors is not required. Both systems are used in industrial production, testing, and additive manufacturing.