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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What is Edge Computing? Pros, Cons, and How to Get Started

The fourth industrial revolution is nigh upon us and has already given rise to industrial computers, factory automation, and so much more. And new innovations show no signs of stopping!  A survey conducted by the Manufacturers Alliance or Productivity and Innovation highlights this fact. According…


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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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Why Data Privacy is Essential for All Industries

As if smartphones, medical grade computers, and industrial tablets weren’t enough of an indicator, new technology is constantly integrating into every facet of our lives. But it isn’t just hardware that’s becoming smarter, businesses have begun to notice that important data on clients, ingested…


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3 Ways Manufacturing Can Beat the Skilled Labor Shortage

The manufacturing industry seems to always be abuzz with news of exciting technological advancements. Some already realized like industrial grade computers and automation, and some still on the way such as the rich internet of things infrastructure promised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Of…


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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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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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4 Cybersecurity Best Practices for the Industrial Sector

As technology advances and factories seek newer heights of productivity by employing these advances, we’ve seen the manufacturing sector as a whole grow more and more digitized. AI, 3D printing, robotics, industrial computers, the list of new innovations the industrial space has implemented is…


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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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