What Are Industrial Robots and What Do They Do

The first industrial robot, the Unimate, made its debut in 1962. First used in a General Motors plant, the robotic arm was quickly adopted by other automakers, then entire industries. We cover today what makes up an industrial robot, the different kinds, and – most importantly – what they do that…


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Today’s Animal Husbandry Issues and Next Level Solutions

Did you know half of the world’s available land is set aside for agriculture? Did you also know it’s for animals, not food crops? This practice is called animal husbandry, and is a major industry in virtually every nation today.  So what exactly is animal husbandry, also known as animal farming and…


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How Does Oil & Gas Get to You – Midstream Sector Challenges

Did you know that both the oil tanker at the port and railroad cars transporting crude oil are all part of a massive yet nearly invisible network? It’s called the Midstream and is the second major sector of the Oil and Gas industry trio (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream). This network is vital as it…


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Upstream Oil & Gas Sector: What It Is and Where It’s Going

The oil and gas industry is a tough one, having to deal with issues ranging from government regulation to oil wells drying up. Compound those if your oil company’s primary goal is to actually find new reserves of oil and gas in an already well-explored world. That search, though, is the focus of…


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Types of Irrigation Systems and the Latest Innovations

Growing plants, whether it’s for food or decoration, seems simple enough. Make sure it’s in good soil, gets plenty of sun, and is watered adequately. This formula gets uprooted when scaled to meet the demands of countries and businesses. We cover how the delivery of water, called irrigation, plays…


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How Frozen Food is Made and New Innovations In this Rising Industry

Frozen foods had a profound impact on modern eating habits. People no longer had to devote large amounts of time to prepare their meals. Depending on the dish, it could just take minutes in the microwave or similar warming device.  Frozen food, whether its preserved berries or complete meals, is a…


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The Simple Difference between Rugged and Industrial Computers

You have been tasked to find new computers for the company’s manufacturing plants as part of a predictive analytics project. Off-the-shelf brands are off the table – the plants are working away 24/7 with many located in hostile climes like the middle of a desert.  So you turn to commercial…


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Four Stages in Electric Car Manufacturing

Did you know there are 36 electric car companies in the US alone? Besides EV giant Tesla, and “legacy” automakers like US automakers Ford and General Motors, there are Japanese-based Aspark, Chinese Byton, and Croatian Rimac to name a few. So how do so many automakers build their EVs? We cover the…


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Driving Healthcare Home – How Hyundai Set out to Change the World

Imagine the following. You’re packing for a business trip, your flight is leaving in a couple of hours. You realize you’re nearly out of insulin to control your diabetes.  Not a problem, you think. You whip out your smartphone and relay your urgent need to the online pharmacy via their app.…


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Defining Computer Reliability

Imagine you launch the messaging app on your phone and it turns on the camera instead. Or your laptop only powers up 30 percent of the time. Neither of these scenarios would be a pleasant experience. Most of us would probably ditch the offending device into the nearest trash bin. We expect our…


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