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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Will Automakers See Recovery from Chip, Supply Chain Shortage in 2023?

If you were looking forward to buying a car in the new year, you may want to reconsider. Automakers continue to be hit hard by the chip shortage and supply chain disruptions from 2020. They are taking steps, however, to stabilize their supplies. We cover their efforts today in both areas including…


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Three Technologies to Deal with Warehouse Shortage

You’re not imagining things if you’re seeing more and more warehouses on the side of the freeway. Shortage of valuable storage buildings is the latest challenge faced by the billion-dollar industry.  Businesses are striving to meet those challenges. Besides covering three technologies that may be…


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Challenges Facing the Mining Industry and Technologies That Can Help

Did you know people have been mining for minerals and metals before recorded history? In fact, the oldest known mine, which is located in South Africa, appears to have been worked as far back as 40,000 years ago.  That mine was used to dig for coal. Now mining is a massive global industry which…


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Car Wash Industry – Overview, Challenges and Possible Solutions

Most of us at the carwash are usually thinking about our grocery list or what we have to get afterwards, etc. but have you ever stopped to think how big the carwash industry actually is? Well, it’s big. In fact, the car wash industry is a multi-billion dollar business. Facilities and sites vary…


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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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Understanding Dust’s Effects on PCs (and How to Prevent It)

From smartphones, PCs, to massive server complexes, computers play a critical role in today’s world. Yet they are all vulnerable to the near-invisible dust found all around us. It can slow the functionality of computers to a crawl which costs time and money. It can even jeopardize lives in critical…


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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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