Reduce Automation Controller Risks and Liabilities with Secure RFID Authentication

What's the best way to ensure product quality and production uptime in industrial automation? Make sure that only trained and authorized people can access the programmable controllers.

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.

Material Handling Trends Require the Need for Speed

Increased demand for quick and reliable fulfillment is putting added pressure onto warehouses and distribution centers to prevent supply chain disruptions from lag in data, equipment failure, and design processes.

What's In Your Warehouse?

The problem of obsolescence demands particular attention today due to the shortage of replacement parts. Replacements for older or obsolete components could once be found relatively easily on secondary markets.

Retooling Tomorrow's Manufacturing Workforce for a Safer, Digital Future

Evolving to smart manufacturing operations is not just about retooling facilities to support new equipment, systems, data and processes. It's also very much about retooling the workforce to support digital transformation initiatives today and tomorrow.

Automating Materials Handling - Automation to Support Supply Chain Woes

Unpredictable markets, an unstable procurement chain and impatient customers are just a few challenges your supply chain deals with. Balancing supply, demand and capacity has reached such a level of complexity that automation is increasingly sought after.

What is IoT Security?

By answering some basic questions on IoT security and pointing you to other resources on how to minimize your IoT cybersecurity risk, this will help you better understand what a robust IoT security strategy looks like.

Validation & Quality Control: Optimizing Micro Molding Outcomes

But there is one aspect of a micro molding project that is often overlooked, especially when customers are assessing the in-house capabilities of a micro molding partner, and that is validation and quality control.

Coping With Rising Energy Prices - Can Manufacturers Remain Profitable Against Energy Uncertainty?

There is currently no end in sight for increasing energy costs. Nevertheless, it's an opportunity for manufacturers to reevaluate their current supply chains and internal processes, and embrace more energy efficient production through Industry 4.0.

Scaling Operational Excellence in the Oil and Gas Industry

As more oil and gas companies gear up for Industry 4.0 in the wake of COVID-19 this white paper explores some of the core technologies-Digital Twins, Industrial IoT Platforms, Big Data analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and more-that accompany digital transformation.

The Critical Role of Metrology in Product Development - a Case Study

During the development process, Metronom recognized the critical role of metrology in both R&D and production quality control for its CGM. When working at a scale that is difficult to image with traditional microscopes.

Consumables Authentication: Why RFID Tags Are the Smart Option

For consumable authentication, the RFID reader can be embedded directly in the device the consumable is used in, providing an integrated and automated solution with little need for user intervention.

Automate 2022 Product Preview

Automate 2022 takes place June 6th - 9th in Detroit, Michigan. 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.

Intelligent Filing Cabinets: Design Requirements, Functions, Benefits, Applications

Before the rise of intelligent file cabinets, the number of warehouse files is large, every time the inventory or in and out of the warehouse, all rely on manual participation, to consume a lot of manpower and time and the risk of error is larger.

Digitizing the Energy Transition: How Are Digital Technologies Accelerating Decarbonization?

With growing energy demand and increasing focus on energy security and supply resiliency, governments and businesses alike have turned to digital strategies to shape the new energy landscape.

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Thomas R. Cutler: Leading Manufacturing Journalist Worldwide

Cutler authors more than 1000 feature articles annually regarding the manufacturing sector. Cutler has established special divisions including African manufacturing, Colombian manufacturing, Gen Z workforce, and Food & Beverage. Cutler was recently named the Global Supply Chain journalist of the year for the second time in a row. Over 5200 industry leaders follow Cutler on Twitter daily at @ThomasRCutler. Contact Cutler at trcutler@trcutlerinc.com.