Downstream Oil & Gas – Last Stop to All Petroleum, Natural Gas Products

The downstream in the Oil & Gas industry has nothing to do with water. Instead, it’s filled with familiar businesses: local gas stations, the off-shore oil refinery off in the distance, and the seller of kerosene. Even the plastic found in hearing aids is a part of this sector.  We cover today…


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Types of Irrigation Systems and the Latest Innovations

Growing plants, whether it’s for food or decoration, seems simple enough. Make sure it’s in good soil, gets plenty of sun, and is watered adequately. This formula gets uprooted when scaled to meet the demands of countries and businesses. We cover how the delivery of water, called irrigation, plays…


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The Simple Difference between Rugged and Industrial Computers

You have been tasked to find new computers for the company’s manufacturing plants as part of a predictive analytics project. Off-the-shelf brands are off the table – the plants are working away 24/7 with many located in hostile climes like the middle of a desert.  So you turn to commercial…


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Four Stages in Electric Car Manufacturing

Did you know there are 36 electric car companies in the US alone? Besides EV giant Tesla, and “legacy” automakers like US automakers Ford and General Motors, there are Japanese-based Aspark, Chinese Byton, and Croatian Rimac to name a few. So how do so many automakers build their EVs? We cover the…


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iPad vs Rugged Tablet – Which Device Wins on the Manufacturing Floor?

It may not seem like a fair comparison to pit a common iPad against a Rugged Industrial Tablet, but with the prevalence of handheld devices in the manufacturing industry, it’s important to know what your tech can do.  The major differences lie in the physical durability of each device, the…


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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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The Use of Industrial Computers in the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry invented automation: it’s no surprise that they’ve embraced industrial computers faster than any other field of manufacturing.  Because automotive manufacturing requires flexible solutions that can pivot with the adoption of new technology (both in the cars themselves and in…


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4 Ways Specialized Industrial Computers Increase Safety Levels

Safety incidents in factories, manufacturing, and construction have been dropping since the ‘70s, which is fantastic news. However, manufacturing and especially construction still have mortality and injury rates three times higher than the average of all industries put together. This is hardly a…


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