How Should Manufacturing Plan on Reskilling the Workforce

Change and evolution are inherent to several industries and manufacturing is no exception. Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, had long been hinted at since well before the pandemic and now, in conjunction with said pandemic, the need for change has not only remained constant, it’s…


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A Disengaged Workforce: Why Manufacturing Communication Systems are the Solution

Manufacturing and the industrial process is incredibly infatuated with robotics, automation, and machinery like industrial grade computers. And while this can be immensely helpful in improving productivity and efficiency, it can often produce the unwanted repercussions of leaving employees as an…


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What is the Digital Twin in Manufacturing?

Despite how automated and fool-proof the highly technological manufacturing process may seem, the truth of the matter is, there’s quite a large amount of trial and error that goes into creating products, running supply chains, and maintaining productivity. Factory teams are constantly testing new…


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How is the Automotive Industry Planning to Safely and Efficiently Resume Production?

It’s taken time, but some industries are beginning to see a return to some semblance of normalcy as they begin to resume production. Of course, we say “semblance” with good reason. Despite efforts being made across many industries to improve resiliency against infection, thorough disinfection of…


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4 Ways Industrial Computers are Addressing the Coronavirus’ Effects on Manufacturing

We’ve covered before just how impactful the effects of COVID-19 have been across multiple industries, most notably the manufacturing sector. Several entire supply chains are shutting down across the globe and those that aren’t closing in their entirety are still suffering shutdowns in key areas of…


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How Can Manufacturers Respond to a Manufacturing Recession?

Despite technology-based advances such as the incorporation of industrial computers, manufacturing recessions aren’t a particularly strange occurrence. The industry has experienced quite a few of them, even seeing less than stellar performance the past few years due to a skilled labor shortage.…


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Industrial Computers: IP Ratings Versus “Waterproof” and “Dustproof”

There’s a reason manufacturers and users make a distinction between commercial-grade computers like your average Dell and industrial grade computers with IP ratings and certifications. And that’s because both of these devices are created and optimized for their intended industry/user-base. Many…


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What has the Coronavirus Taught us About Supply Chain Preparedness?

Unfortunately, try as we might to prepare for market fluctuations with supply chain preparedness and technology such as industrial computers and automation, there are times when sudden global disasters can catch even the most prepared manufacturer with their pants down.  As of the posting of this…


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3 Ways Manufacturing Can Beat the Skilled Labor Shortage

The manufacturing industry seems to always be abuzz with news of exciting technological advancements. Some already realized like industrial grade computers and automation, and some still on the way such as the rich internet of things infrastructure promised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Of…


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3 Tricks to Lower Energy Costs in Factory Automation

While the new frontier of fully-automated, lights-off manufacturing is a goal (and a possibility) for many manufacturers, all is not roses and rainbows on the other side of the robot revolution.  Automation is expensive to set up, true. The calibration process can be long and arduous, and mistakes…


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