3 Precision Farming Solutions to Common Agricultural Problems

Whether you call it precision farming, precision ag, smart farming, or cyber agriculture, the bottom line is that success in the increasingly difficult work of modern agriculture lives and dies by embracing the latest technology. But these methods aren’t just about the newest and shiniest gadgets.…


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What Lessons Can Manufacturing Learn from Other Countries?

It’s easy to fall into the trap of received wisdom, to believe that the way we’ve been doing things is the way we oughta keep doing things. Even in a constantly-shifting field like industrial manufacturing technology, it’s often comfortable to look no further than the usual strategies for factory…


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What is Additive Manufacturing and How Do You Get Started?

The concept of automation is hardly new to industrial manufacturing—in fact, they pioneered the practices.  Robots and factories go together like macaroni and cheese, and they have for half a century. However, there’s a new wave in manufacturing that could create just as much of a sea change as the…


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Policies That Could Change the Manufacturing Industry Overnight

There’s no denying that automation is the future of manufacturing: it would be impossible, considering its pretty much the present of manufacturing as well. And while news that “all robots will replace our jobs” in the next few years is generally overblown, it’s assured that there are profound…


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Is Industrial Cybersecurity Even Possible?

Industrial control systems have made life easier for automation and manufacturing, and are a vital component in both the present and future of the industry. Unfortunately, with every new technology or process comes complications, unique problems that were unforeseen or impossible-to-imagine in the…


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When Is it Time to Upgrade Industrial Legacy Machines?

The greatest problem with cutting-edge technology is that it only stays cutting edge for a short period of time.  Since any factory, mine, construction, or industrial site is usually filled to the rafters with computers and machines, a question of upgrade becomes a huge financial concern. This…


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Can You Improve Factory Working Conditions Without Sacrificing Productivity?

While the conditions in factories, warehouses, and construction sites have no doubt improved since the days of the early industrial revolution, they can still be some of the more dangerous work environments in the world. The question is, how can grounded, real-world tech like industrial panel PCs…


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Why Your Factory Needs Wireless Industrial Automation

Manufacturing plants can be a twisted snarl of machines, conveyor belts, robots, and cables. These busy floors become hard to navigate and nearly impossible to troubleshoot: if the line goes down, it becomes a titanic effort to trace every cable and point of connection. This impedes repair, which…


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How Do Industrial Computers Survive Extreme Heat, Cold, and Humidity?

Computers have penetrated every commercial, leisure, and industrial endeavor: they’re as ubiquitous as oxygen and just as necessary. However, not every venture takes place in a perfectly climate-controlled environment of ideal humidity and temperature. In fact, most manufacturing and industrial…


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Industrial Tech Showdown: AR Glasses vs. Industrial Tablets

There’s no denying that augmented reality and virtual reality are taking massive leaps forward, and could integrate into our societies and workflows in exciting ways. But, when it comes to industrial uses, can a pair of AR glasses like HoloLens or Google Glass become a game changer? Could they…


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