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Plant Automation

Courtesy: Brett Sayles
Manufacturing IT, MES October 7, 2021

Integrate ERP and CRM for manufacturing

Smart manufacturing firms bring together technology, business processes and people; a critical component in this plan is the integration of ERP with CRM

By Pat Garrehy
Manufacturing IT, MES

Address the five risks manufacturers face in the new normal

Original air date
October 5, 2021

Join Joe Barkai, author of “The Outcome Economy” and speaker on emerging technologies and business models for manufacturing in...
Courtesy: Raiyan Seede, Texas A&M University
Discrete Manufacturing October 8, 2021

Tweaking alloy microchemistry for flawless metal 3D printing

Texas A&M researchers have developed a method that optimizes alloy properties and process parameters to create superior 3D-printed metal parts.

By Vandana Suresh
Standards July 23, 2013

McGladrey study: Optimism is local, concern is global

While manufacturing continues to grow in the U.S, concerns remain about the global economy and how regulations might impact or hamper the industry's growth

Courtesy: Huffman Engineering
System Integrators October 8, 2021

Case study: System integrator fixes food processing equipment from 3 OEMs

Automation was needed for a refrigerated line, but customized fabricated equipment from three original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) wasn’t working. Work included simplifying the complexity of disparate systems.

By Jason Weedin and Keith Mandachit
Courtesy: Wood
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
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
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