3 Ways Steel Companies Are Reducing Carbon Emissions

Steel manufacturing is an important part of our modern world. Imagine a world without steel. How would our buildings look? Same with our cars, ships, etc.   As you can imagine, construction gets the lion share of steel production with a whopping 52 percent. This is followed by the production of…


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Cloud Computing is Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry

Cloud computing has the power to make the oil and gas industry more efficient and eco-friendly on every level.  Cloud computing provides a decentralized place to store and access data with virtually no limit, which makes data analysis much easier for those making the big decisions in the gas and…


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Why Industrial Plants and Factories Need Small Form Factor PCs

The industrial sector can be an extreme place for electronics like a computer. Something as simple as the computer placement can be extremely challenging. Available space for a regular-sized PC and monitor is limited, or support structures to hold the setup are too fragile.  Then there are the…


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3 Challenges to Consider When Picking a Forklift Computer

First introduced in the early 20th century, the forklift greatly affected productivity across many industries. Workers could now move large numbers of bulky items quickly, easily, and safely. With the arrival of the computer, many industries added asset and inventory management to the…


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Three Computer Advances that Increase Steelmakers’ Productivity and Profit

Silicon, in the form of a chip shortage, has dominated the news for the past 3-4 years. It’s unsurprising given the role of computers in our lives.  But even though the modern world revolves around computers, they’ve only been around since the mid 70’s. Steel has been around much…


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Tips in Choosing the Right Fleet Management Computer

Fleet management is the process of organizing, tracking, and maintaining a vehicle fleet. Fleets  usually consist of commercial cars, trucks, buses, and cargo vans.  Fleet management is done through a fleet management system (FMS). This combo of hardware and software collects data from an on-board…


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5 Reasons Why Rugged Industrial Computers are Best for Oil Refineries

An oil refinery is a manufacturing plant that takes crude oil and converts it into useful petroleum products: gasoline, lubricating and motor oils, petroleum gas, tar, etc. Because of the time-consuming and intense nature of the process, refineries present unique challenges to electronics like…


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4 More Surprising Uses For Industrial RFID Technology

Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, is the scanning of special tags with radio waves. These tags can be affixed on items from boxes to wrist bands, and can contain information like the item’s name, SKU number, to even a picture. That information is then scanned and stored by using RFID…


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How Technology is Revolutionizing Customs Enforcement

Every year on January 26th, Customs Officials worldwide celebrate International Customs Day. Their job is often a thankless one, but with two years of trade disruptions caused by the pandemic, it’s one that’s received renewed attention. Though the recent supply chain crunch has faded from the…


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Enhancing Supply Chain Management with IoT and AI Technology

From a logistics perspective, if the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s the fragility of the global supply chain. With last year’s bottleneck still not resolved, it’s time to look toward new technology to reduce costs and increase efficiency and speed. Specifically, Internet of Things…


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