5G Expands Autonomous Mobile Robot Capabilities
At TCL’s plant in Huizhou, China, improved 5G wireless connectivity enabled the company to add dozens of ForwardX autonomous mobile robots to improve production operations.
Apr 21st, 2021
How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used to Streamline Training
DeepHow is using artificial intelligence to make the creation, delivery, and consumption of digital training materials more efficient.
Apr 9th, 2021
Spatial Computing and Digital Twin Drive Interactive AR Simulations
PTC’s Vuforia Engine Area Targets brings augmented reality and digital twin technologies together to create interactive, photorealistic simulations of factory environments.
Apr 7th, 2021
Fanuc and Rockwell Automation Create Apprenticeship Coalition
With skilled labor shortages remaining on the horizon for most manufacturers, Fanuc and Rockwell Automation have partnered to develop an apprenticeship program to foster an automation-savvy workforce.
Mar 31st, 2021
Connected Hardhat for Hazardous Environments
Guardhat’s IECEx and ATEX Zone One safety certified IS-HC1.1 Communicator Hardhat is helping to overcome the challenges associated with using Internet of Things technology in distant, dangerous locations.
Mar 26th, 2021
Artificial Intelligence Use in the Energy Sector Targets Operations Visibility
Canvass AI’s no-code artificial intelligence (AI) software aims to circumvent the digital skills gap by making AI more accessible for contextualizing data and identifying trends.
Mar 17th, 2021
Wearable Technology Bolsters Worker Safety
PepsiCo’s use of Kinetic’s Reflex wearable device has had a definitive impact on both worker safety and company culture.
Mar 12th, 2021
How Automation Enables Viable Reshoring
COVID-19-related supply chain disruptions have prompted manufacturers to consider bringing operations back to the U.S. But successful reshoring depends on disruptive technology.
Mar 8th, 2021
Integrating Process Safety, Visibility, and Cybersecurity
Following its acquisition by Hexagon, PAS explains how its software integrates with Hexagon’s technologies to address critical industrial process operations factors.
Feb 11th, 2021
Easing the Path to a Connected Workforce
In an effort to extend overall operational visibility to plant floor workers, the Aveva Teamwork platform promises to provide knowledge sharing, digital training, and streamlined communication capabilities.
Dec 23rd, 2020
Industrial Sustainability Focuses on Energy Management
Comparing results of Automation World’s sustainability survey conducted in 2016 with the results seen in 2020 seem to indicate that sustainability efforts are becoming more aligned with specific energy efficiency goals.
Dec 11th, 2020
Batch Forensics – Dig Deep!
Find out how using batch forensics can improve your automation process and equipment.
Timothy S. Matheny
Nov 9th, 2020
Practical Advice to Increase Manufacturing Profitability
Learn how manufacturing accountants can fuel business improvements for greater profitability.
Nov 5th, 2020
Workers Wanted? Contact the Robot Employment Agency
Start-up MusashiAI introduces intelligent autonomous robots for quality inspection and forklift driving—allowing the redistribution of human labor to more value-added jobs.
Aug 6th, 2020
Reducing Validation and Execution Efforts by Standardizing
Before development of a project begins, it’s important to have a full understanding of the best practices and standards associated with the system to avoid building from the ground up and to save time and money.
Timothy S. Matheny, P.E.
Aug 31st, 2020
The Training Without Application Blues
Application is just as important as the training itself. Finding a way to keep your staff up to date with on-the-job knowledge while allowing them to apply said skills is a task that Avanceon looked to solve with an internal learning management platform.
Aug 24th, 2020
Lean Digitization System at Schneider Electric Factory
This video shows how Schneider Electric uses Aveva’s Lean Digitization System to display Andon notifications, line performance, work order management, Kanban, workforce interaction, and quality metrics.
Jul 22nd, 2020
The Value of a Peer Group
Coming into any industry without much background knowledge or experience can be difficult. A peer group can help ease the transition through idea sharing and general conversations of the specific industry by peers with a deeper knowledge base.
Jul 6th, 2020
Training: The Good, the Bad, and the Necessary
Most of the time, training can feel like a chore. But if the topic and training are both engaging, it can be one of the best ways to make sure staff and everyone in between is on the same page when it comes to duties.
Jun 22nd, 2020
Budgeting for Manufacturing
One of the most important parts of manufacturing is budgeting, and ensuring that both manufacturing and finance are on the same page and have all the necessary information is how to come up with an accurate budget.
May 17th, 2020
The Importance of Building Corporate Culture
As the world shifts towards remote work, Jeff Miller shows how important it is for organizations managing people and offices around the world to maintain a similar corporate culture throughout the organization.
May 4th, 2020
Bringing Training Out of the Dark Ages
Manufacturers are always looking for different ways to pass on practical experience within an organization. Revamped training methodologies may be the key to bridging the gap between the retiring, skilled employees and the new hires.
Apr 20th, 2020
Don’t Forget the Operator—The Importance of Proper Training With New Systems
When designing a new system, there are many things that need to be considered and thoroughly planned out. But one aspect of a system is typically thrown to the wayside, and that is its user-friendliness.
Mar 23rd, 2020