Plant Automation

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Automation January 27, 2022

Five advantages and disadvantages of AGVs

Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can improve productivity and output, but they do have limits manufacturers should be aware of.

By Luke Goodwin
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Automation January 20, 2022

Five ways AGVs provide value to supply chains

Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) can improve supply chain productivity, capacity and safety by taking over repetitive tasks and streamlining certain aspects.

By Luke Goodwin
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Discrete Manufacturing January 6, 2022

Leveraging data to increase supply chain resilience

The need for smart data to handle risk management strategies in supply chain production and logistics are badly needed.

By Texas A&M Engineering
Multivac's automation system is designed to be flexible so food and beverage manufacturers have more options in their approach. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Standards January 7, 2022

Action plan pledges to open up consolidated meat and poultry industries

The White House responded with $150 million to provide development of worker training, increased workplace safety and well-paying jobs.

By Family Farm Action Alliance
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System Integration December 26, 2021

How SIs can help manufacturers beat inflation in 2022

System integrators lead the charge to productivity and return on investment in the future.

By Michael McEnery
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Wireless August 7, 2021

Making industrial control system solutions more adaptable

Industrial control system (ICS) solutions need a new architecture and philosophy is required to be more adaptable to changing environments. Six methods are highlighted.

By Bridget Fitzpatrick
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Sensors, Vision October 6, 2021

Machine vibration analysis benefits for manufacturers

Vibration analysis allows early detection of wear, fatigue and failure in rotating machinery because vibration occurs in all rotational assets, but generally highlights an issue discovered by higher readings and particular frequencies.

By Jason Tweedy