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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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Flexible vs. Hard Automation: What are the Differences and Benefits to Each One?

Today’s manufacturing landscape continues to get more complex with each year that passes. It is also made up of evolving technology which changes at a pace that makes keeping up feel impossible. Even so, manufacturers must be able to quickly adapt to changes in the world of automation as well as to trends in their […]

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Robotunits’ Modular Automation Systems are Transforming Industrial Manufacturing

Every now and then, a company comes along and shakes up an industry with its innovative thinking and products. That’s exactly what Robotunits did for the industrial manufacturing sector. The company is best known for its modular automation systems and specializes in using the smallest possible number of components. This approach is highly desirable in […]

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Industrial Innovations in Response to COVID-19

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on almost every industry. It has disrupted work, school, and entertainment for billions of people around the globe. While 2020 was largely dominated by negative headlines related to the virus, 2021 should be a better year thanks to the widespread rollout of vaccines.  […]

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The Presidential Election and Industrial Manufacturing

How Does the Election Impact Industrial Manufacturing?  The manufacturing sector is tied closely to the political climate of not only the United States but the entire world. That being said, the recent presidential election has put a spotlight on U.S. manufacturing.  In the wake of Election Day, many people are wondering, “How will the election […]

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Top 5 Industries Feeling the Impact of Automation

It’s no secret that the world is becoming more automated every day. Technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) allow companies in a variety of industries to take advantage of automation.  Still, some industries are feeling the effects more than others. The COVID-19 pandemic has also played a role. It has accelerated the adoption of […]

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U.S. Factory Production in the Midst of Covid-19

U.S. Factory Production in the Midst of COVID-19 It’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on every industry. Few businesses have been left unscathed and even fewer have found ways to successfully navigate the challenges it has presented.  That includes the manufacturing industry. Fortunately, it has fared better than some […]

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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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