Software as a Service and its Impact on the Manufacturing Industry Explained

Manufacturers and factories may look like they’re constantly on the cutting edge of automation and technology, but the truth of the matter is, their excitable adoption of new hardware hardly matches the rather luke-warm reception new software receives. And one can hardly blame them. The industry is…


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How Warehouses can Optimize Order Picking for Greater Productivity

With industrial computers and automation opening the floodgates for greater efficiency and optimization, warehouse managers have begun looking to integral parts of their operation to enhance for further productivity.    Order picking is one such essential part of the order fulfillment process. In…


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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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The iPad Versus the Industrial and Manufacturing Industry

Much like with the average consumer, when daily operations become more and more complex, factories and plants turn to specialized pieces of equipment for solutions. We’ve observed this before with the widespread employment of rugged computers, PCs designed to operate in highly volatile industrial…


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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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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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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 Emergency Support Services Need Rugged Tablets

Emergency and support services are the glue that holds our society together, the mortar between the bricks, the last net before the fall. And while they’re certainly no stranger to technology and advanced tools, you might be surprised how much work something like a rugged industrial tablet can save…


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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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Stopping Food Waste at the Industrial Scale

With a soaring population and only a limited amount of space to expand for the growth of food production, providing enough food for the entire population may hinge on our ability to eliminate food waste. Even worse, food waste also causes a chain-reaction of waste, from the fuels used to transport…


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