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Manufacturing Tech Orders Are Up 13%…In a Recession

Despite the recession, manufacturing technology orders are up 13% (AMT Sept. 2022). In this high inflationary time, factory automation orders are up 1%. This could be a sign that businesses are doubling down on the future of their operations, and looking to make them more resilient. Companies are trying to reduce costs by automating more …

Equipment Analytics

Many manufacturing companies are dependent on equipment and machinery for their production process, so it makes sense to keep close tabs on the health of that equipment. Equipment Analysis allows users to measure and track asset utilization, and analyze failures and downtime to help identify common causes or potential problems such as faulty replacement parts or …

Get Your Facility Recession-Ready with These Tips

As we enter into another recession, it is important to remember that not all businesses will be affected in the same way. Some industries will thrive while others struggle. The demand destruction that takes place during a recession can be very harmful to some businesses, but there are ways to protect your facility and help …

5 Tips for Increasing Employee Retention in an Automated Factory

As factory automation becomes more prevalent, it is becoming increasingly important for businesses to find ways to keep their employees engaged. A recent study found that the average employee retention rate in an automated factory is only 56%. This means that nearly half of all factory workers leave their jobs within the first five years. …

Effective Communication in a Factory Setting

In any factory setting, communication is key. Whether you are a factory worker or manager, it is important to be able to communicate effectively with your team in order to produce the best results. In this blog post, we will discuss some guidelines on effective communication in a factory setting. We will cover topics such …

Workers’ Roles with the Rise of Automation

The factory floor has long been a place of work dominated by human labor. However, with the advent of factory automation, that is starting to change. Machines are taking over many of the tasks that have traditionally been done by human workers. This shift is having a major impact on the workforce, and it is …

Compare and Contrast: Glue Sealers vs Tape Sealers

When it comes to factory automation and material handling, there are many different types of equipment that can be used. One such piece of equipment is a case sealer. There are two main types of case sealers: glue sealers and tape sealers. Both have their own pros and cons, which we will discuss in this …

Organized Factory = Profitable Factory

There are many benefits to keeping your factory organized. Perhaps the most important one is that it can help increase profits. When everything is in its place and running smoothly, production will be more efficient and you’ll make less mistakes. Safer Work Environment A big benefit of having an organized factory is that it creates …

The Principle of Flow in Manufacturing

In factory automation, the Principle of Flow is one of the most important concepts to understand. The Principle of Flow states that material should move through the factory as smoothly and quickly as possible, with minimal delays or interruptions. This ensures that production is running as efficiently as possible, and helps to minimize waste. In …

Apprentice Program Benefits: Factory Automation

When it comes to factory automation, there are many benefits to be had. Not only can factory automation increase productivity and efficiency in your factory, but it can also help reduce labor costs. However, factory automation is not a one-size-fits-all solution – every business will have different needs. That’s why it’s important to have an …