ABB Robotics has developed a “robotic educational package” allowing schools, colleges and universities to purchase a complete robot package at an affordable cost for hands-on teaching of programming and operational concepts in the classroom and lab. ABB Robotics has developed a “robotic educational package” allowing schools, colleges and universities to purchase a complete robot package at an affordable cost for hands-on teaching of programming and operational concepts in the classroom and lab.
A look at how manufacturers can benefit from continuity planning, and resources ( http://www.continuityinsights.com/subscribe ) for handling everything from supply chain shortages to natural disasters. We’re fascinated by the photos and video of the earthquakes and tornadoes – both during the event as well as in the wake of their destruction.
One company employed solutions to address system noise, heat, and dirt issues, while leveraging its bus extension technology so operators can run SCADA system software across multiple monitors without any image quality, latency, or system performance concerns. A2A Reti Elettriche Spa, a company within the leading Italian multi-utility group A2A S.
At $61.82 million, June manufacturing technology orders in the Northeast Region were down 2.9% when compared with the $63.68 million total for May but up 18.3% when compared with June a year ago. The year-to-date total of $367.33 million is 72.1% more than the comparable figure for 2010. Southern Region June manufacturing technology orders in the Southern Region totaled $65.
By committing to a new, standard set of business processes for all parts of its polyethylene business, one company was able to migrate to six standard aspenONE Supply Chain applications with a single design throughout. NOVA Chemicals produces plastics and chemicals essential to everyday life.
Questions regarding security, reliability, and capacity of wireless continue to prevent conservative end users from reaping its benefits. Can these be overcome? Is wireless better or worse than a wired network? The answer is no; it’s different. A plethora of wireless technologies exist to suit a variety of users.
One food company has come a long way since the creation of its first handmade brownie, thanks to an ongoing refinement of products, innovation, and preparedness. By Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing Childhood friends Eileen Spitalny and David Kravetz founded Fairytale Brownies in 1992 in a friend’s Old Town Scottsdale, AZ, catering kitchen.
Manufacturers with mainly Mexican or Spanish-speaking workers find Gainsharing gives them more productive employees and a greater competitive advantage because Latin cultural traditions sync closely with Gainsharing precepts. by Mariah E. de Forest, Imberman and DeForest, Inc.
The adoption of advanced shaft and belt alignment systems is fueled by the prospect of lower energy costs, reduced downtime, and better overall machine reliability. A growing number of food and beverage manufacturers are turning to advanced shaft and belt alignment systems, often equipped with laser sighting.
Are you especially good at efficient operations? Does that allow you to beat your competition for price and quality? Do you understand your customers better than the competition and can, therefore, provide better product offerings and services? You need to figure out your business's strengths.
Headlines detailing particularly grotesque industrial accidents should be enough to keep conveyor safety top-of-mind, but it never hurts to have your own “cheat sheet.” Anyone working in manufacturing understands that conveying systems are necessary and, to a lesser extent, a necessary evil that can cause some serious injuries if you, and your operators, aren’t careful.
While the concept of a Crisis Response Box (CRB) initially was developed for schools, I think that it makes a lot of sense for every company to put one together. In an emergency situation, first responders need immediate access to keys, maps, and emergency contact lists.
Residents of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Florida live in states with the most toxic air pollution from coal- and oil-fired power plants, according to an analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The study used publicly available data in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).
I will not even mention the amount of time that I, as an adult, have spent waiting for a computer to start up, or shut down, or finish saving, or complete some operation indicated by a blue bar creeping ever so slowly across the screen. But for ten-year-old kids to have the same kind of problem already—my gosh, isn’t there some age below which they should be exempt from the tyranny of the digital? My ten-year-old nephew is staying with us this summer, and his visit has opened my eyes to a variety of things that would normally remain completely below my radar.
It sounds like something out of the future, but ABB considers its facility to be “The Scientific Factory,” and it doesn’t mean some sterile Orwellian assembly line. It sounds like something out of the future, but when George Lord alludes to “The Scientific Factory,” he doesn’t mean some sterile Orwellian assembly line.
The real bottom line in implementing ERP is just that… the bottom line. How does it impact cost and efficiency? What business benefits does it bring? And is anyone measuring? ng>The real bottom line in implementing ERP is just that… the bottom line. How does it impact cost and efficiency? What business benefits does it bring? And is anyone measuring? by Cindy Jutras, Principal, Mint Jutras I’ve been “watching” ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) for more than three decades now.
One manufacturer/distributor's desire to find ways to introduce new efficiencies and enhancements led them to employ business management software as a strategic business enabler. The receiving area in the Hydra-Power Systems distribution warehouse. Hydra-Power Systems, a distributor and manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic systems, has used Microsoft Dynamics AX for years.
When it comes to measuring a company’s progress in achieving organizational targets, we often choose the wrong metrics to track the wrong trends, thus measuring progress with flawed data. We can measure how prolific a baseball player is, how profitable a company may be and how effective a salesperson is at his craft.
To process the massive 100GB+ CAD data files supplied by the manufacturers, and their own artistic renderings, one company relies on a render farm management solution. Burrows , a division of global advertising agency Young & Rubicam, maintains its own CGI studio, Burrows CGI, headquartered in London with a studio in Detroit.
A survey of more than 240 U.S. data center professionals from a variety of industries shows that data centers are progressing with initiatives to improve data center infrastructure management (DCIM), but still lack the critical insight required to improve availability, enhance efficiency and manage capacity.