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3 Benefits of Lean Manufacturing

We All Want More Value Out of Day If you are someone who wants to improve your workday, then Lean Manufacturing can empower you to make lasting impact. Improvement, by definition, requires change, and it is often intimidating to know where to start. Lean Manufacturing provides a framework to identify improvements and systematically achieve them. […]

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Pacific Scientific’s Obsolete Automation

In the early 2000’s, Pacific Scientific stopped making motors and drive specific to the industrial automation industry. Since then, Pacific Scientific has turned to weapons manufacturing and kinetic solution engineering. However, many manufacturing plants and systems around the globe loved Pacific Scientific products. They were affordable and cutting edge for the time. Pacific Scientific products […]

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Kollmorgen Frameless Motors

Kollmorgen has made big improvements to their motor lineups for 2019. They have spent a lot of time and effort into building cutting edge motors which cannot be matched by competing manufactures. One of their newest additions to their motor product lines are their ‘frameless motors’. Kollmorgen designed these motors around servo motor kits which […]

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Okuma’s Japanese Dream Site Facility

Okuma Automation, renown worldwide for their huge role in industrial CNC machines and milling centers, is building a new product manufacturing facility. However, this facility is like no other Okuma production facility. Okuma’s operations department has completely revolutionized the way Okuma will make their products by implementing numerous robotic systems and automated gear, cutting production […]

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Beckhoff’s 2019 Product Line

Over the past 15 years, the question of higher Gigabit Ethernet has been on the backburner of Industrial Automation discussions because many thought a need for greater bandwidths was unnecessary. However, with their introduction of new EtherCAT G technology, Beckhoff has redefined the glass ceiling for both Operational and Information technologies. The all new EtherCAT […]

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PACK EXPO 2018 Review

The 2018 PACK EXPO hosted in Chicago brought up some very interesting solutions to problems the ever-changing automation industry faces. Two different obstacles which were common among PACK EXPO talk consisted of cyber security and increasing SKU counts. Smart Packaging machines were the basis of solutions found by vendors through the exposition center. Vendors explained […]

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Bosch Rexroth and Tulip Smart Workstation Collaboration

Bosch Rexroth recently announced a Smart Workstation in partnership with Tulip at 2018’s The ASSEMBLY Show. This joint effort between the two companies takes Bosch’s manual production system and Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform resulting in a unique Industry 4.0 workstation. The workstation takes advantage of IoT enabled manufacturing apps to maximize operator efficiency and improving […]

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The Future of Software and Controllers

In today’s society, technology is constantly evolving to become smaller, faster, smarter and easier to operate. One area where you can see this evolution happening is in the Automation Industry. At the center of any automated system are controllers and industrial computers. These devices are used to control machinery and process other complex operations. While […]

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Bosch Rexroth’s New Look

Since joining Bosch in 2001, Rexroth, and legacy company Indramat, have become known for their innovative and reliable technology. As an industry leader, Rexroth introduced to the world the first maintenance-free AC servomotor. The introduction of this servomotor sent the engineering industry into a frenzy and transformed the industrial field. Over seventeen years later, Rexroth […]

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