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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 …

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 …

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 …

From Filled to Cartoned: Integrating Your Packaging Equipment

If you’re looking for a way to increase your packaging efficiency, you should consider integrating your filling machine with a cartoner. Cartoning is a process that can help automate your packaging line and speed up the production process. Let’s discuss the benefits of packaging integration and how it can help improve your factory automation. Current …

10 Different Lot-Coding Systems for Production

One of the most important aspects of factory automation is lot coding. Lot coding helps to ensure that products are produced and packaged according to the correct specifications. There are a number of different lot-coding systems, and each system has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 different lot-coding …

5 Ways to Cut Costs for Manufacturers

Manufacturing is a critical part of the economy, and factory owners are always looking for ways to cut costs and become more efficient. There are many ways to do this, but we have compiled a list of the top 5 methods that we believe will have the biggest impact. Factory automation, rationalization, and integration are …

Cobots “Quietly Quitting”? Not Quite: How Cobots Keep Going

With some employees “quiet quitting”, how are business supposed to maintain productivity? Well, cobots don’t quit- they keep going! In fact, cobots are a huge part of the factory automation industry and show no signs of slowing down. We previously covered whether or not cobots are job stealers, but here’s how they can overcome the …

Cobots: The Latest Applications for Robotics

What is cobotting? Cobots are collaborative robots- they work together with humans to complete tasks. They have become increasingly popular in recent years because of their flexibility and ease of use. There are many different applications for cobots, and they are being used in a variety of industries including manufacturing, automotive, food processing, and more. …

Labor Market for Automated Factory Jobs: The Future of Work

The labor market for factory automation jobs is changing. With the rise of robotics and artificial intelligence, many traditional factory jobs are becoming obsolete. This can be seen as both a positive and a negative development. On one hand, it means that workers will need to learn new skills in order to stay employed. On …

How to Spot Bottlenecks on Your Production Line

If you’re running a factory, then you know that identifying and solving production bottlenecks is essential to keeping your operations running smoothly. A bottleneck can cause all sorts of problems, from decreased production to quality control issues. So how do you spot these bottlenecks? Here are a few key indicators: Scrap & Rework One of …