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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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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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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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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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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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