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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 …

How Automation can Retain Employees in a Factory

Employee turnover and lost productivity go hand in hand. It’s difficult to balance the two, as you want your team to be productive, but having to replace employees frequently will thwart the gains you make from higher output on the existing team. Fortunately, factory automation can help with both issues. Before we dive in, it’s …

Labor Costs are Rising, Especially Compared to Technology

In the coming years, factory automation will become increasingly more prevalent as businesses strive to maintain a competitive edge. One of the main reasons for this is the rising cost of labor. As wages continue to increase, businesses are looking for ways to reduce their overhead costs, and factory automation is seen as an attractive …

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 …

3 Focus Areas for Evaluating Processes for Automation

Making the decision to automate a process in your factory can be a daunting task. There are many factors to consider, and making the wrong decision can be costly. In this blog post, we will discuss the three major decisions you need to make when rationalizing an automation process: what to automate, how to automate …

Cobots: The Future of Robotics or Job Stealers?

Are Cobots the future of robotics? Some people seem to think so. They are touted as being more user-friendly and easy to operate than traditional industrial robots. But with all the talk of factory automation and the increasing use of robotics in manufacturing, there is a fear that Cobots may be out to steal our …

Facility Planning: How to Size Up Your Needs

A well-planned production facility is critical to the success of any business. The factory floor must be designed in a way that allows for efficient production, while also taking into account the safety and comfort of employees. Step 1: Size Up Your Needs When planning a production facility, the first step is to size up …

Factory Automation: The Key to Pulling Us Out of a Recession

Factory Automation: How We Pull Through Our Looming Recession It’s no secret that factory automation has played a huge role in pulling us out of past recessions. By automating the manufacturing process, companies are able to produce more products with fewer employees. This not only saves the company money, but it actually helps to reduce …

Sustainability and Consistency in an Automated Factory: Reducing Footprint and Waste

How Automation Improves Sustainability & Footprint In an automated factory, sustainability and consistency are key to reducing the amount of waste produced. By automating factory processes, we can achieve greater productivity and efficiency, which in turn leads to a smaller environmental footprint. Here are some of the ways that factory automation can help us reduce …

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 …