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Smart Ports Revolutionizing Shipping

Smart ports are revolutionizing the shipping and industrial sectors with high-tech engineering Most people don’t associate the marine shipping industry with technology. After all, it is far less technical in nature than aviation and other forms of transportation. While the marine logistics sector did rely on analog technology and radio for many decades, things are […]

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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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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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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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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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