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Integrated quality software: 3 real-life examples
Integrated quality software: 3 real-life examples

An unfortunate reality in many quality management strategies is the lack of harmony in IT decisions across the enterprise. In the 2012-2013 LNS Research Quality Management Survey, 47% of executives said that a top challenge was having too many disparate quality systems and data sources. As a result, a roadblock... Read More

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PMI jumps to highest level in 2013 as growth accelerates
PMI jumps to highest level in 2013 as growth accelerates

Manufacturing’s summer surge continued in August, as the monthly ISM Report rose for the third straight month to its highest level of 2013. The Institute for Supply Management’s PMI for August was... Read More

Sharing data on quality performance more likely in manufacturing
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A new report on the state of quality measurement in business finds that manufacturing managers are almost three times more likely to share data on quality with their line workers than those managers... Read More

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Semi-automatic MIG guns: 10 money saving tips
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Your welding operation, just like any other portion of your business, offers opportunities to conserve resources. Consider these 10 money-saving tips for MIG gun care and maintenance as a good first... Read More

Common misconceptions about how to dry wet motors
Common misconceptions about how to dry wet motors

Two mistaken ideas about how to dry wet windings have persisted for years. One is that heating the windings with a welding machine is good way to dry out an electric motor. The other is that windings... Read More

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Active RFID System Shatters Productivity Problems for a Glass Manufacturer
Glass manufacturer Viracon has to keep track of up to 60,000 unique orders through a process that takes up to 30 steps. Its barcode system was contributing to inefficiencies throughout its manufacturing process.

Learn how Viracon’s switch to active RFID technology used the plant’s existing Wi-Fi to manage more than 5,000 WIP carriers in a 500,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility.
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Mini power distribution series connectors

The MINI power distribution series is available in 3 pole, 4 pole and 7 pole configurations, with a... Read More

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