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Ergonomic SaaS Automation Required During COVID-19

Ergonomics describes the interaction between humans and other elements of a system, in this case, factory employees and their respective industrial machinery. COVID-19 urgency has forced a new definition for good ergonomics which applies design principles to co-ordinate the devices, systems, and safe working conditions in a factory. Until now it was nearly impossible to cost-effectively automate ergonomic functions. ...See More..

by  Mark Heidebrecht  

Hydraulics and Electrical Controls: The Heart of Automation

In January 2021, it is quite probable that a $15 per hour minimum wage will become the law. With increasing labor costs and technology becoming less expensive, the paradigm of manufacturing productivity will be forever changed. The need for increased productivity will be addressed by automation. Key elements of automation are hydraulics and electrical controls. While electrical controls are used to create logic elements, the work performed ...See More..

by  Nimit Patel  

The Best Innovation of MODEX 2020: Picavi Cockpit Pick-by-Vision

The Picavi Cockpit tool generates smart data for managing, maintaining, and customizing the screen of the Pick-by-Vision glasses: analytics, mobile device management (MDM) and configurator. Users benefit from enormous time and cost savings, greater flexibility and transparency as well as improved process quality. Unlike anything else at MODEX, this innovation unleashes the full potential of order picking supported by assisted reality (AR). ...See More..

by  Carsten Funke  

Small Manufacturers Automate Comparison Pricing

Every manufacturer must pay attention to costs and competitors' pricing. For better or worse, purchasing professionals are rewarded for capturing the lowest price; few have the time to scour the internet for ever RFQ to see if the bid offered is indeed competitive. Measuring value with price experiments is not realistic. Full-time competitive pricing professionals could work 24/7 to generate statistically valid and accurate data. For the small and mid-sized manufacturer, the solution is... ...See More..

by  Mike Franz  

Upgrade to Industry 4.0 While Running A Legacy System

The growth of IIoT is exponential; Global Industry Analysts, Inc projects growth of the market at an annual rate of 7.1% worldwide and 8.1% in the United States. This interest in industrial Iot-based solutions is evident when reading industry publications, where there is an abundance of articles extolling the virtues of IIoT. But how can you reap the benefits of this technology when your plant is running a legacy system? ...See More..

by  Marla Keene  

Overall Pricing Effectiveness Takes Lessons from Overall Equipment Effectiveness

A decade ago, the rhetorical question asked by manufacturers was whether plant equipment was operating at maximum effectiveness. More specifically the inquiry was evaluating equipment availability, performance, and quality output. That lean manufacturing principle led to a rationale, explanation, and progression of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). ...See More..

by  Gabriel Smith