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What is Ergonomic Engineering and how is it affecting the workplace?

In our modern-day, man and machine are both integral to a productive workplace and thus to a smoothly run society. However, our environments and technologies aren’t always well-suited to the real-world needs and preferences we have as humans. This is where ergonomic engineering comes into play.  What is Ergonomic Engineering? Also commonly known as human-factors […]

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Wake Industrial is Open

Wake Industrial will continue to operate at full capacity throughout the COVID-19 response period. We are ready now, more than ever, to help keep your critical Industrial Automation Systems stay running. Wake Industrial LLC is considered essential to North Carolina’s economic well-being, as per the guidance of North Carolina Executive Order No. 121 signed by […]

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COVID-19’s Impact on Industrial Manufacturing

The United States is preparing for prolonged shutdowns in the wake of the novel coronavirus. As of this writing, confirmed cases in the country have exceeded 175,000 and more than 3,400 are dead. In addition to these grim statistics, the virus is currently steamrolling through the American economy. Coronavirus’ Sucker Punch The United States experienced […]

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Bosch Rexroth PC Controls

The fast track growth of industrial technology has led to the 4th industrial revolution and landed us in the midst of advanced robotics and automation technologies. With industry 5.0 on the horizon, technology companies are in a race against time to launch sophisticated solutions and products that play a critical role in the evolution of […]

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An Emphasis on Robots as Collaborative Tools

Collaborative robots (cobots) are leaving their mark on the rapidly evolving technological side of the industrial landscape. Particularly, automation and manufacturing industry can come to rely deeply on the collaboration between robots and humans as they work together to achieve shared goals. Cobots provide a safe, scalable and easy-to-use automation support for human workers in […]

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Rexroth Controls Expand Communication Protocols to Advance Connected Industry

Rexroth Controls Expands Communication Protocols to Advance Connected Industry Automated factories rely on a host of technology to keep their operations running. A combination of software, hardware, and engineers who know how to put it all together is essential for any business in the connected industry space.  Rexroth knows a thing or two about that. […]

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Automation Industry Post-Pandemic

What Does the Automation Industry Look Like in A Post-Pandemic World?  The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every sector. Although a few, such as the digital streaming world, have reacted positively, most others have suffered. Plant closures, transitions to a work-from-home model, and costs related to disrupted supply lines are all making life a nightmare for […]

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Tech 5.0

The rapid evolution of the industrial landscape is ushering us into an era of personalization and better human to machine interaction. The latest technology that is pushing the industrial boundaries and expanding its horizons beyond the ‘industry 4.0’ revolution is based on intelligent manufacturing that ensures that the products are tailored to a customer’s specific […]

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Increased Outsourcing of Automation Development

Industrial automation systems aren’t created overnight. Rather, they are the culmination of endless hours of planning, research, and engineering. Most companies rely on internal talent to complete this process.  However, recent years have seen an uptick in the outsourcing of automation development. There are many reasons that a company might want to offload some of […]

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Kollmorgen Introducing 2G Motion and 2G Motion Products

Kollmorgen’s New 2G Motion Products Will Shake Up the Automation Industry It’s safe to say that Kollmorgen is a household name in the automation world. The company has been developing innovative solutions and new products since it was founded back in 1916. Now, it is doing it again.  Kollmorgen recently announced its all-new 2G Motion […]

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Torque Sensors in Automation Systems

What is a Torque Sensor and How is it Used in Industrial Automation?  Industrial automation has revolutionized the way the world works. However, it’s impossible to set up a fully-functioning system without an array of different sensors. In general, these sensors create a measurable output for a specific physical force—whether that is electricity, temperature, or […]

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A Guide to Profibus Communication

Throughout the years, industrial automation has seen rapid expansion in both technology, scope, and uses. There are now several kinds of automation protocols, all of which have their specific structures and advantages. Profibus communication is among one of the most unique, able to suit a range of specific needs while maintaining a high standard of […]

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Cascade Control Loops

In Industrial Engineering today, AI and automated systems are kings, allowing us to focus on more complex, creative work. Of course, what this looks differs depending on the specific field in which it is implemented.  Artificial neural networks, SCADA, programmable logic controllers, and human-machine interface systems are just a few automation systems you might encounter, […]

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