Check out some of the latest in high tech manufacturing, including the manufacturing software environment and its growing ability to gather and analyze more data, manufacturing automation's march to dominate the plant floor, the importance of reliable material handling information to track the plant of the future, and the cost-saving implications of monitoring and managing facility energy usage.
Humans are curious creatures. We like to see how things work, and we want to know what makes things tick — we have a deep-seated desire to make a connection with our environment by understanding the process of creation. That, in part, is what is so appealing about facility tours.
Jake Ervin is the Machine Whisperer, or at least trying to be. He goes to the [MC]2 conference to meet some cool machines but he keeps striking out, they won't talk to him. Will he find a way to talk to the machines? Will he learn that dinner and dancing is not the way to a machine's heart? Will Jake unlock the secret of the MTConnect standard?
Today’s smaller manufacturers are creating enormous amounts of data — everything from new product designs to top-secret intellectual property, as well as a constant flow of customer and sales information that must be managed and protected every day. To say that this data is vital would be understating the value of its constant use, and any loss of information could be devastating.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state's Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines in the increasingly aggressive fight against overseas hackers.
The latest release, Tecnomatix 11, brings to market the latest in digital manufacturing solutions, which work together to deliver smart, fast, and Lean manufacturing, says the company.
These are designed to offer secure and reliable communication between Ethernet-based systems as well as higher-level networks, says the company.
X3 Version 11, next-generation CMMS, features enhancements that enable customers to ramp up their productivity, says the company.
COFE, Continuous Order Fulfillment Enterprise, processes orders within a distribution center using a demand driven waveless approach, says the company.
The Loctite® Equipment Sourcebook, Volume 9, is an updated 102-page catalog, presenting the complete line of Loctite® dispensing and curing equipment, from simple hand-held devices to fully automated systems.
Customizable sample label packets are designed to demonstrate the range of safety and productivity label types offered by the company, compatible with its growing family of mobile, desktop and wide-format thermal transfer printers.
The eStore is open to both distributors and consumers, allowing easy access to products for business use or simply to celebrate the renowned Okuma brand, says the company.
RemoteWatch allows users to focus on running and optimizing the plant, while the Invensys solution remotely detects, responds to, and resolves systems issues, says the company.
Michigan Mechanical, a broad line supplier of high-quality mechanical assemblies and components, is pleased to announce the company’s new name: Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI). The new name provides a more accurate description of the company’s services and reflects its global presence.
For customers who currently own or will purchase a Ti1XX Series Thermal Imager and CNX modules, there is a free, user-installable firmware upgrade within SmartView® software that enables the thermal imager to capture and display electrical measurements wirelessly.
Parker says it is bringing the convenience and accessibility of its Parker Tracking System to end users with the launch of PTS Mobile.
Our experience has taught us that people need more than just product information; they also need other kinds of input to make sound decisions about their accounting and manufacturing software. Use these questions to determine just how ready your company is to adopt a new manufacturing system.
Intelligrated Customer Service & Support is offering a new Rate Your Operation and Maintenance Program survey, an online assessment tool designed to help operators identify any distribution center inefficiencies and performance gaps.
Antero version 5 is a user-friendly maintenance data management program that bridges the needs of performance, security, and data governance.
The new blog, “Kaeser Talks Shop,” which includes technical articles written by subject matter experts on various compressed air topics.
As a maintenance professional, you know that a key component of any successful maintenance program is great training.
The update makes hybris the first commerce platform to offer true B2B and B2C omni-channel capabilities on every channel, says the company.
Fair’s presentation, “Embrace Change to Optimize the Global Supply Chain,” will take place on Tuesday, May 7, from 9:15-10:15 a.m. and will emphasize the importance of end-to-end supply chain visibility in remaining competitive amidst the evolving global quality landscape.
A new 36-page, color handbook—the AEGIS® Shaft Grounding Ring Motor Repair Handbook—describes best practices for protecting motor bearings from electrical damage.