Rockwell Automation and Cisco partner on New Manufacturing Training Program
With skilled labor shortages on the horizon for many manufacturers, Rockwell Automation and Cisco are collaborating with the University of Wisconsin to nurture a more automation-savvy workforce.
Nov 18th, 2021
Improving Human-Robot Collaboration for Material Handling Tasks
A new partnership between Fetch Robotics and Lucas Systems aims to help combine human and robot labor more efficiently.
Nov 10th, 2021
Frito-Lay Improves Workplace Ergonomics with Wearable Technology
The use of Kinetic’s Reflex wearable devices at Frito-Lay facilities reduced recordable injuries by 19% and cut work time lost by 67%.
Oct 28th, 2021
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Launches Metrix Connect Platform
Metrix Connect will host online and live events to help accelerate collaboration among industrial engineers and drive digital innovation in industry.
Oct 15th, 2021
Georgia-Pacific Leverages its Digital Transformation to Bridge the Skills Gap
Through a partnership with Rockwell Automation, Georgia-Pacific is using remote access to transform itself from an organization of scattered siloes to become a more digitally-savvy company.
Oct 7th, 2021
Augmented Reality Software to Streamline Operations
A new collaboration that pairs Lenovo’s ThinkReality software platform with augmented reality headsets from RealWear could help facilitate an information pipeline between enterprise planners and frontline personnel.
Sep 17th, 2021
Remote Access and the Skills Gap Connection
Although COVID-19 exacerbated the skills gap for many companies, the growing adoption of remote access technology may help to overcome it.
Aug 9th, 2021
PULS CP10 Series - The Industry's Smallest 240W Power Supply
The PULS CP10 Series breaks all barriers for performance and size. Using the latest power supply technology, this 240W DIN-Rail single-phase power supply series boasts an unmatched efficiency rating of 95.2%
Nov 2nd, 2021
Autonomous Mobile Robots and Wearables Come Together to Boost Warehouse Productivity
A new partnership between inVia Robotics and Rufus Labs aims to combine mobile robots, wearables, and intelligent analytics to improve human-machine collaboration and maximize labor efficiency.
Jul 9th, 2021
unPACKed with OEM Podcast: Help Wanted, and Fast!
Listen to the inaugural unPACKed with OEM podcast for Stephanie Neil's expert insight on the issues causing manufacturing to continue to have a hard time filling well-paying, career-level positions.
Jul 7th, 2021
Building a Digital Knowledge Infrastructure
An aging workforce has many manufacturers wondering how to pass on essential knowledge to the next generation of workers. Discover how gamification, global accessibility, and data management may be the industry's answer.
Jul 5th, 2021
Using the Digital Thread to Deliver CAD-Based Instructional Materials
PTC’s Vuforia Instruct allows OEMs to use computer-aided design data to deliver interactive training materials to frontline workers.
Jun 30th, 2021
Manufacturing Skills Gap Widens in the Wake of COVID-19
A new study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute says the pandemic erased 1.4 million U.S. manufacturing jobs. And, even as the industry rebounds, the remaining unfilled jobs could cost the U.S. economy $1 trillion.
Jun 23rd, 2021
The Long Term Effects of Remote Access
As the virtual world creates new end user expectations, OEMs and technology suppliers are required to partner in new ways.
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