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Industrial Robotics Editorials

September 2018

What’s a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)?

POSTED: 09/12/2018

A PLC (programmable logic controller) is a digital computer used for industrial automation to automate different electro-mechanical processes. It was introduced to eliminate issues such as high power consumption that arose from the use of relays to control manufacturing processes. It

All-in-One Real-Time Windows IPC Machine Controller

POSTED: 09/12/2018

Consolidate Robot & CNC Controllers with an All-in-One Real-Time Windows IPC for Machine Automation – Watch Video Now When it comes to machine automation, hardware costs and complexity add up fast. As your requirements expand, so does your ever-growing list of

US Steel Workers Union Approves Strike

POSTED: 09/10/2018

Last week, US Steel Workers (USW) voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if new contract negotiations can’t reach a compromise. The United Steelworkers Union will meet in Pittsburgh to address steelmakers’ substantial profits in the face of worker wages remaining stagnant. Locals including Gary Works, East Chicago Tin and the

AI In Food And Beverage Manufacturing

POSTED: 09/07/2018

When it comes to buzzwords, few raise as many eyebrows and roll as many eyes as Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, when it comes to food and beverage manufacturing AI, the impact of such technology on industrial processes becomes harder to ignore with each passing day. For the uninitiated, AI can be

August 2018

Modern Manufacturing: Automation On The Factory Floor

POSTED: 08/31/2018

In the era of Industry 4.0, automation has been one of the most effective apparatuses driving efficiency for manufacturers. Leveraging automation and advanced technologies, like robotics and ERP solutions, are enabling even greater gains in productivity to be made each day. Modern Manufacturing Modern manufacturing’s goals can be summarized as an attempt to

Misconceptions about the Research & Experimentation Tax Credit

POSTED: 08/30/2018

In 2018 we are trying to figure out the extent of the impact from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. One thing we know is that the Research & Experimentation (R&E) Tax Credit remains intact. Additionally, as manufacturing companies put more emphasis on Industry 4.0, each current process may change and become

Discover the Hidden Values of ZDT

POSTED: 08/22/2018

FANUC’s Zero Down Time (ZDT) product has a proven track record in the automotive industry by saving millions of dollars preventing unexpected downtime using its predictive analytics. Now, small to medium manufacturers are realizing there is much more to ZDT than downtime avoidance. In addition to reducing unexpected downtime, ZDT

Top 10 Reasons for Everyone in the Robotics Ecosystem to Attend RoboBusiness 2019

POSTED: 08/16/2018

RoboBusiness 2018 is your best chance to learn about the entire robotics ecosystem, from developing new applications and investing in startups to finding markets and guaranteeing ROI As the global robotics ecosystem grows, stakeholders

Profitability Control In Manufacturing With ERP

POSTED: 08/16/2018

In the last few years, automation has scaled with technological innovation exceptionally well. Manufacturing industries and consumers both are reaping the benefits every day. Hardware, like industrial robots, and enterprise software, like NetSuite and Epicor ERP, are working together more efficiently than ever before to refine processes for manufactures and

July 2018

TLS: The Big Deal Behind eCommerce Security

POSTED: 07/17/2018

With so much news and industry coverage concerning information security challenges, the topic is one that is never far from people’s minds. This is especially true when sensitive financial information is being exchanged between systems. Maintaining the latest version of security tools in conjunction with these actions is essential not

6 Common Misconceptions About the R & E Tax Credit Means Too Many Companies Are Leaving Money on the Table

POSTED: 07/12/2018

Qualified research activities can generate significant savings opportunities for manufacturers, system integrators and the automation industry, CPA says Southfield, Mich. — Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping closely held businesses compete in the global marketplace, recommends that businesses reconsider the Research & Experimentation (R&E) tax

Improve Customer Support And Increase ROI With Bezlio Self-Service Portals

POSTED: 07/05/2018

Empowering your customers to direct their experience will have a positive effect on their perception of your services. Better visibility, better access, and more relevant data ensure clients are satisfied with every step of the customer journey. Bezlio delivers a superior tie in with existing Epicor ERP systems to empower

How Using ERP To Automate Processes Can Empower Businesses, Improve Performance, And Retain Talent

POSTED: 07/05/2018

Right now, employment in the US is the highest it’s been in over a decade. That has put a lot of businesses in a tough position when hiring talented employees. More and more businesses are running into the same problem: lack of availability of capable manpower. With so much competition,

June 2018

10 Ways To Ensure Your ERP Implementation Is A Success

POSTED: 06/21/2018

It’s no secret that the manufacturing landscape is changing constantly and new technologies are emerging faster than ever. It is for these reasons that identifying which technologies will give your enterprise a competitive edge and allow it to weather the storm of disruption is essential. Adopting a unified ERP system


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