The Computer Advancements that Transform Every Pillar of the Textile Industry

Textile manufacturing is one of humanity’s oldest industries, and yet it’s also frequently on the forefront of computer-aided design and manufacturing in modern times.  Cutting-edge industrial and enterprise computers can be found on every level of the textile business, from the designer’s desktop…


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Uses of Artificial Intelligence in the Life Sciences Industry

The phrase, “information overload,” usually refers to the sheer amount of content found on the Internet. But it can easily apply to the life science industry, especially raw data. Pharmaceutical companies have to deal with the barrage of figures like how chemical molecules affect the human body,…


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3 Ways Technology Will Impact Upcoming Construction Boom

There’s a building boom coming. That’s the conclusion published by ResearchAndMarkets.com. Growth in the construction industry is expected to increase by 8.8 percent this year to 1.35 million dollars. That figure is expected to rise to 1.65 million by 2026. Continued low interest rates, government…


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The Technology Behind Your Favorite Chocolate Treats

It is estimated that people across the globe consume nearly 7.2 million metric tons of chocolate each year. That’s over two pounds (almost a kilogram) of chocolate for every single person on Earth. It’s easy to understand why. With its unique combination of rich flavor compounds, fats, and…


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The Difference Between an Industrial PC and a PLC

The manufacturing process is always being reevaluated to discover ways to increase productivity and reduce costs. It was eventually the introduction of industrial automation that changed the way such efficiency is achieved. This came about through the use of control systems that could handle…


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Industry 4.0 & the Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers

Millennials, am I right? These kids with their safe spaces and avocado toast, when will they learn that the world… Just kidding! Had you going there for a second. In actuality, the oldest millennials are turning 40, and the rest are in their thirties or late 20s by now. Many of the youngest…


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Industrial Computers and the Future of Sustainability

While the upheaval caused by COVID-19 has understandably dominated global attention for the past year and a half, it has distracted from another long-simmering crisis: climate change. The pandemic will subside, but our impact on the environment will remain. It’s easy to pay lip service to…


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Avoiding 4 Common Digital Transformation Obstacles

While the fourth industrial revolution began an entire decade before the COVID-19 pandemic, the spread of the virus has only accelerated the changes this revolution has been promising. Manufacturers across the globe have been forced to find ways to maintain productivity in the face of lockdown…


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How Industry 4.0 can Maximize the Potential of ERP

It has long been true that effective communication is integral for a business to run smoothly and efficiently. The different departments of a company, from purchasing, to logistics, to accounting, etc., all need to work in concert to maximize productivity. And while ERP software has facilitated…


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What is the “Yatai” Flexible Manufacturing System?

The age of manufacturing’s status quo has long since ended. A weakening labor pool (and increasingly more difficult bar of entry set the stage for that end) and 2020 look like the final nails in that coffin. Now the buzzwords like resiliency, visibility, and smart all describe one core principle of…


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