Workforce and the IIoT

The internet allows the global economy to run, and innovations like 5G cellular networks are fueling its growth. Virtually every company sends or collects information online or stores large amounts of data on cloud servers, and technology developed to help scientists share information now connects tens of billions of devices. With the rise of new technology in […]

Using KPIs to Refine and Improve Automation

Microsoft founder Bill Gates once said that automation makes efficient operations more efficient and inefficient operations less efficient. The implication is that manufacturers should improve the efficiency of their automated processes. It is a bit like driving faster to reach an important appointment on time. The effort is only worthwhile if you are driving on […]

Sustainable Materials for Your End-of-Line Packaging

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, online shopping has become more popular than ever. Consumers nationwide are buying online, and U.S. businesses are shipping billions of tons of goods each year. Now more than ever, it’s critical to find eco-friendly shipping and packaging methods, especially if automation can be incorporated for increased efficiency. Fortunately, sustainable packaging materials are more […]

How Can Robotic End-of-Line-Packaging Boost Your Company?

Not too many years ago, the manufacturing industry relied on manual operations for most end-of-line packaging. However, robotics has transformed the entire process by significantly enhancing efficiencies, increasing safety, and reducing costs. Robotic end-of-line packaging (EOLP) represents a leap in technology that employs robots instead of humans to package various items into boxes, cartons, and cases. […]

What is the Objective of Robotic Welding?

If you do a large amount of welding in your facility, you might wonder if automated welding is a good fit for your operations. That generally depends on your objectives and goals for automation. They differ for every company, but usually encompass three primary areas: efficiency, quality, and workforce management. In this blog, we’ll take […]

Choosing the Right Industrial Robot for Your Manufacturing Facility

As the use of robots in manufacturing becomes more commonplace, you’ve probably given more than just a stray thought to adding one to your facility. And as you started to research them, it likely didn’t take long for you to realize that choosing one is not as easy as you thought it might be. However, […]

What Goes into Designing Custom Automation Equipment?

Custom-designed automation equipment From a solitary stand-alone welding station to a fully integrated assembly, inspection, and packaging line that fills an entire facility, to many points in between, custom automation is designed to meet specific goals unique to each manufacturer. For this reason, it’s essential to partner with an automation integrator who understands your needs and […]

5 Ways Manufacturing Automation Benefits Your Business

Manufacturing automation plays an essential role in various industrial processes. By installing robotic and other automated systems in place of, or to assist, human workers, businesses can  increase production, ensure quality, and substantially reduce the risk of mistakes and injuries. Here are five specific ways in which industrial automation can benefit your business: 1. Improved […]

Products Made with Industrial Automation Solutions (by Industry)

Automation solutions are cropping up in practically every industry. Manufacturers use technology to automate tasks and processes that include assembly, packaging, material handling, machining, robotic welding, advanced inspections, and shipping. Initially designed to increase productivity by taking on repetitive tasks that humans once performed, automation has now shifted the nature of manufacturing work by increasing […]