What is Factory Automation and How Does it Benefit Business?

The COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the world’s major industries as people stayed home to protect themselves and their loved ones. Yet goods from clothing to toys continued to be available through online orders. Where did they come from? Production of these goods and similar products was…


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Warehouse Operations: The Key to Business Growth

As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to grow. It’s important to evaluate every aspect of your business periodically to ensure things are running as smoothly as possible, from the offices right down to the warehouse. Warehouse optimization is vitally important — it’s the crux of every…


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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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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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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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Advantages of Predictive Analytics in Manufacturing

Data analytics is the practice of examining raw data to find insight and even answers to a company’s select questions. For businesses like manufacturing, it’s used to figure out key information such as why plants are breaking down or identifying trends like customer purchases during hurricane…


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Can Artificial Intelligence Solve Our Future Starvation Problem?

The agriculture sector is a major occupation in many countries, and its importance is greater than ever. According to UN projections, the world’s current population of 7.5 billion is expected to increase to 9.7 billion by 2050. Today’s farms will be hard pressed to feed the additional two billion…


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4 Routes to Help Automakers’ Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability and other “green practices” are part of many industries’ strategic goals around the globe. Car manufacturing, especially, has it high on their objective list since transportation is the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions. Being an environmentally-conscious company…


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