Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is being used with increasing frequency in the packaging industry. The reason for its popularity lies in the fact that the metric is easy to understand and relatively easy to apply. However, it is also easy to misuse. Here’s how to avoid doing so.
At The Automation Conference, Purdue’s Gary Bertoline explained the problems with a theoretically based higher-education system in the U.S., and gave solutions to bring it back in line with manufacturing’s needs.
The Supersight Solo computing platform, designed for industrial imaging applications, allows users to integrate a system host board with graphics processing units, FPGAs and frame grabbers in a single chassis.
For the most part, database issues are left the to IT department. But with the volume of production data typically residing in numerous databases in a manufacturing facility, engineers and operators need to be more aware of the databases that house their critical production information.
As manufacturers take steps to expand their workforces, many are finding that the skills they require now are different from those that were needed prior to the recession. In this environment, industrial products manufacturers need to develop talent strategies that not only address their most immediate workforce needs, but also plan for future growth.