How Customer Feedback Can Enhance Any Business

Everyone knows the old adage, “the customer is always right.” It’s a good motto – after all, if you want your business to succeed, you have to cater to your customer’s wants and needs. Whether you repair cell phones at a mall kiosk or are a global medical and industrial grade computer…


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The Technology Behind Your Favorite Chocolate Treats

It is estimated that people across the globe consume nearly 7.2 million metric tons of chocolate each year. That’s over two pounds (almost a kilogram) of chocolate for every single person on Earth. It’s easy to understand why. With its unique combination of rich flavor compounds, fats, and…


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Technology Solutions for Tough Jobs

July 5th is unofficially known as National Workaholics Day. It’s intended as a reminder that work addiction can be detrimental to a person’s health and even affect their relationships with family and coworkers. Yes, sometimes it’s difficult to tear yourself away from the work that needs to get…


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The Difference Between an Industrial PC and a PLC

The manufacturing process is always being reevaluated to discover ways to increase productivity and reduce costs. It was eventually the introduction of industrial automation that changed the way such efficiency is achieved. This came about through the use of control systems that could handle…


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The Women Who Shaped the History of the HMI Interface

International Women in Engineering Day takes place every year on June 23rd. It is a day to highlight the contributions of women who have or who presently influence, inspire, and drive innovation in the world of engineering. Because of their work, we have great advancements in computer science,…


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How Industry 4.0 Can Make HVAC Factory Friendly

Many people see being an HVAC (short for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) technician the same way they see being a plumber – a blue-collar trade for people looking for a career path that doesn’t require a college degree. In reality, just like plumbing, HVAC is a complex and…


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How Simulation Projects Optimize Factory Processes

Modern manufacturing systems run on costly, highly complex systems that are equally expensive to alter and maintain. If production is riddled with errors or if operational processes are clunky and inefficient, it’s easy for manufacturing to get derailed. To avoid losses in time and profitability,…


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Industry 4.0 & the Next Generation of Manufacturing Workers

Millennials, am I right? These kids with their safe spaces and avocado toast, when will they learn that the world… Just kidding! Had you going there for a second. In actuality, the oldest millennials are turning 40, and the rest are in their thirties or late 20s by now. Many of the youngest…


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How 3D Printing is Simplifying Repairs in Manufacturing

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a production process that has been helping manufacturers keep their systems running smoothly. When paired with an industrial panel PC, 3D printers are able to follow a digital model to create an object of any shape using a wide variety of…


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Industrial Computers and the Future of Sustainability

While the upheaval caused by COVID-19 has understandably dominated global attention for the past year and a half, it has distracted from another long-simmering crisis: climate change. The pandemic will subside, but our impact on the environment will remain. It’s easy to pay lip service to…


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