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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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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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Feedback Vs. Feedforward Control Systems

The field of Industrial Engineering primarily concerns itself optimizing complex systems and finding ways to make machines, processes, workers, and organizations as efficient as possible. Naturally, industrial automation has become a significant focus, an industry-wide move that has allowed us to cut costs, increase quality, raise the level of worker safety, and maintain a higher […]

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What is a Loop Checking Procedure and Why is it Important?

What is a Loop Checking Procedure and Why is it Important?  Industrial automation is a driving force in today’s business world. From companies that seek to increase their efficiency to those that use automation to increase worker safety, there is no shortage of applications for the technology.  But how do engineers figure out if their […]

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What is a DCS System and what are its advantages?

What is a DCS system and what are its advantages?  It’s almost unheard of to walk into a modern plant or production facility and not find an automated control system of some sort. These interconnected networks of computers and sensors help keep things running when there are too many simultaneous tasks for human supervisors to […]

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What is a Programmable Logic Controller and What is it Used For?

Programmable logic controllers are computers outfitted with the latest AI technology that allows them to analyze data and adjust a machine or process independently. When PLCs were first introduced to the industry, it was a revolutionary technology that irrevocably changed how the industry worked. Today, PLCs are integral to industrial automation, and, as technology advances, […]

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Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making in Automation Systems

How Artificial Intelligence Shapes Decision-Making in Automation Systems The world of manufacturing is a lot smarter than it was ten years ago. Thanks to the emergence of automation, factories are running with less manual labor and more robotic applications. Currently, this approach still relies heavily on humans to control how automated solutions operate and make […]

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Industrial Engineers Utilizing 3D Printing

What is 3D printing? 3D printing allows users to build an object by printing material layer by layer until a three-dimensional object is formed. A computer-aided design (CAD) drawing or 3D model is used for the plans, and the objects are created from various materials including polymers, plastics, and metals using special printers. This technology […]

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Apps And Industrial Engineering

The brave, new world we live in is one built on the backs of innovation, technology, and the belief that we should work smarter rather than harder. This has brought us convenience in many different forms, but few greater than in the smartphones we carry with us every day. Thoroughly enmeshed in our lives, phones […]

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Automation in Pharmaceuticals

The introduction of new technologies and robotics into the workplace has yielded reliable results throughout the years, increasing efficiency, worker safety, and profits while also making work easier and more accessible. With the recent rise of the novel Coronavirus, however, these advanced workplace technologies are set up to play a more prominent role than ever. […]

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