Nearly three in four managers rank distribution center automation as the number one way to increase productivity.
Recalls are designed to ensure public health and safety. But they don’t have to cause long-lasting damage to a brand or bottom line if they are orchestrated with surgical precision.
In fact, more than 1,500 distinct food types are currently being packed in metal cans. But protection means more than simply guarding against damage during transport.
Studies show that the seconds immediately following an eye injury or chemical splash are often critical to minimizing damage. Is your equipment ready?
The trick is to figure out what material properties are the most important, while at the same time keeping price and processability in mind.
The results of limescale build-up are a higher pressure drop across the system. This translates into higher operating costs and eventually the need to clean or replace the reverse osmosis membranes.
Patriotism aside, there are plenty of reasons to buy an American-made forklift, foremost of which is the high standards American forklift manufacturers are held to.
By 2020, personal robots ranging between $1,500 and $4,500 could enter our lives, technologies such as 3D printing could likely generate revenue of $7.1 billion by 2020, and we will witness the emergence of new business models.
Needless to say, having cars crash before they have been completely assembled is not good for the bottom line. That was the problem Autos y Máquinas del Ecuador S.A. was experiencing in its Hyundai/KIA manufacturing plant in Ecuador.
The Internet of Things has already been a positive disruption for U.S. manufacturing, and a number of indicators show that we’re just getting started.
Just as the closure has evolved, so have the needs of brands to leverage the technology effectively, and today they look to their suppliers to better understand the capabilities and value of the different solutions available.
Catching design errors before committing to a production run can yield big savings, but there’s another benefit to using 3D printing at this early stage.
As a general rule, engineers approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern or worry.
When it comes to counting scales, a common misconception is that high internal resolution directly impacts accuracy.
Each additive manufacturing process is simply a different tool in the toolbox. Our goal is to help guide you through the technology options so that you can feel more confident and educated as you make your technology decisions.
The Internet of Things is big news in heavy industries like the energy and power industries, shipping, and transportation. For these companies, the benefits are great — the only challenge is finding the hardware that can do the work.
Today’s plant floors generate unimaginable volumes of data. That data can help a manufacturer increase throughput, understand where it is most exposed to risk and respond to customer demands in near-real time. Yet in the manufacturing sector, many businesses struggle to maintain pace with their data.
Virtually all facilities need some sort of an environmental health and safety (EHS) function. Our sister publication Chem.Info sat down with experts to talk about the challenges of EHS programs and potential solutions.
A recent survey from Entrada Group posits a rather interesting conclusion: the U.S. is now considered the prime location for low-cost manufacturing, with Mexico a close second, and China falling far behind.
According to the Electrical Safety Foundation, accidents attributed to electrical hazards injure an average of 4,000 workers and claim 300 lives every year.