The Role of Industrial Computers in Industrial Automation

Industrial automation, as the name suggests, refers to using industrial computers in order to  automate industrial processes. It may be understood as an umbrella term for computer automation of design, manufacturing and monitoring processes and techniques, across the industrial spectrum, be it…


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Blockchain for Food Safety: 4 Use Cases of Food Traceability and Control

When was the last time you sat down and really thought about where your food came from- What factories it traveled through, what processes the raw ingredients went through, how it was transported from farm to factory to store to table? Fortunately, the average consumer doesn’t need to obsessively…


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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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Redefining Manufacturing Employee Safety During a Pandemic

While the world practices social distancing and quarantining, manufacturing is stuck in a pretty precarious situation since their work has been deemed essential. And “essential” is definitely the right way to describe it when you consider that the food, sanitation equipment, and technology they…


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What is Machine Vision and How is it Evolving Manufacturing?

Being as impressive and versatile as they are, machines will continue involving themselves in the industrial space in higher and higher volume. Already we see vast saturation in this regard when you look at the use of industrial computer hubs for smart manufacturing, heavy machinery used to lift…


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Technology that Makes Sanitation in Food Manufacturing Possible

While food may be used to treat us at our sickest and weakest, it can just as quickly harm us if proper sanitation efforts aren’t taken at the stage of production. Sanitation in food manufacturing is beyond essential now and will only continue to grow in importance as time goes on. And food…


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Boosting Supply Chain Visibility with Smart Technology

A plant’s supply chain, or the sequence of processes involved in moving a product from supplier to customer, is the framework by which all ROI and productivity is derived. For many reading this right now, that might more or less sound like common sense. But, there’s more to running a tight…


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What the Fourth Industrial Revolution Means for Your Factory

“Fourth Industrial Revolution” is a term being thrown around frequently in smart factory, automation, and general manufacturing circles, but what does it mean for the owners and operators on the ground? Does the so-called fourth industrial revolution come with tools, industrial computers, and…


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4 Easy Ways to Modernize Legacy Industrial Equipment

Until the latest and greatest industrial technology comes free of charge, legacy equipment is always going to be an important part of any manufacturing process. Systems are being updated constantly, from robotics to sensors to industrial computers, and it’s simply not possible for most factories to…


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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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