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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How is the Automotive Industry Planning to Safely and Efficiently Resume Production?

It’s taken time, but some industries are beginning to see a return to some semblance of normalcy as they begin to resume production. Of course, we say “semblance” with good reason. Despite efforts being made across many industries to improve resiliency against infection, thorough disinfection of…


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Robotic Process Automation in Manufacturing

Optimization is a rather hot buzzword that’s thrown around with abandon in several industries, and in none more so than the manufacturing sector. Truthfully, optimization means something very similar in several industries: improving efficiency by streamlining tasks that can stand to be done in a…


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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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4 Ways Industrial Computers are Addressing the Coronavirus’ Effects on Manufacturing

We’ve covered before just how impactful the effects of COVID-19 have been across multiple industries, most notably the manufacturing sector. Several entire supply chains are shutting down across the globe and those that aren’t closing in their entirety are still suffering shutdowns in key areas of…


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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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How Can Manufacturers Respond to a Manufacturing Recession?

Despite technology-based advances such as the incorporation of industrial computers, manufacturing recessions aren’t a particularly strange occurrence. The industry has experienced quite a few of them, even seeing less than stellar performance the past few years due to a skilled labor shortage.…


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Industrial Computers: IP Ratings Versus “Waterproof” and “Dustproof”

There’s a reason manufacturers and users make a distinction between commercial-grade computers like your average Dell and industrial grade computers with IP ratings and certifications. And that’s because both of these devices are created and optimized for their intended industry/user-base. Many…


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What has the Coronavirus Taught us About Supply Chain Preparedness?

Unfortunately, try as we might to prepare for market fluctuations with supply chain preparedness and technology such as industrial computers and automation, there are times when sudden global disasters can catch even the most prepared manufacturer with their pants down.  As of the posting of this…


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