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Custom Automation: What It Is and How You Can benefit

Factory automation is nothing new – it’s been around since the early days of manufacturing. However, custom automation is a relatively new field that is growing in popularity. So, what is custom automation, and why should you care? Let’s start with what standard factory automation can do well. If you need help with the following: …

Metal Detection vs. X-Ray Inspection: Food Processing

When it comes to food processing, there are two main types of detection technology: metal detection and x-ray inspection. Both have their own unique benefits and drawbacks. In this blog post, we will discuss the difference between metal detection and x-ray detection for food processing. We will also look at the pros and cons of …

How to Plan for Success with Automation

In order to ensure a successful transition to factory automation, it is important to plan ahead. You need to make sure that all aspects of the production process are accounted for, and that you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve with automation. Layout: Current vs. Projected One way to approach this …

Automation Isn’t One Size Fits All

Factory automation and material handling are two of the most important aspects of running a factory. The right automation tools can help you increase efficiency and productivity, while reducing costs. However, not all automation tools are created equal. You need to choose the right tools for your specific business needs. Most importantly, the question comes …

Packaging Equipment: Connecting Your Facility

Connecting multiple pieces of equipment in your facility will help to automate your packaging process. A packaging integrator can help you to connect your equipment and create a cohesive packaging line. By integrating your packaging equipment, you can improve your factory automation and reduce the need for manual labor. Integrating your packaging equipment can be …

Packaging Integration: Maximizing Efficiency

Factory automation has come a long way in the past few years. One of the most important aspects of factory automation is the packaging line. A packaging line must be efficient and fast to keep up with production demands. Many factories are turning to a packaging integrator to create a more efficient packing line. What …

Spare Parts Inventory: How Much Down Time is Worth on Your Line

Spare Parts Inventory and What to Consider Inventory is a necessary evil in the supply chain. You need to have the correct parts available, at the correct time, in order to keep your production line running. When those parts are unavailable, it can cause down time that costs you money. So, how much spare parts …

Why Running Slower Could Make Your Factory More Efficient

Running Slower Improves More Than Just Accuracy In factory automation, the machines are running faster and faster to produce more widgets per hour. But what if we told you that slowing the machines down could actually make them more efficient? It may sound counterintuitive, but it’s true! When the machines are running slower but consistently, …

Gravity vs Pump Fed Filling Equipment: How to Choose

When it comes to filling equipment for packaging automation, there are two main types: gravity fed and pump fed. So how do you know which type is right for your business? In this blog post, we will discuss the pros and cons of each type of filling equipment and help you decide which is the …

9 Manufacturing Processes that are Perfect for Automation

The 9 Best Manufacturing Processes to Automate There are many factory automation processes that can be automated in order to improve efficiency and output. In this blog post, we will discuss 9 of the best manufacturing processes that can be automated. We will also provide information on packaging automation and why it is important for …