Plant Automation

Digi-Key Electronic’s new product distribution center triples the company’s footprint and capacity. Courtesy Digi-Key Electronics
Plant Automation October 20, 2022

Digi-Key’s mammoth product distribution center supports steep bookings growth

The 2.2 million square foot facility incorporates densely packed storage and goods-to-person order preparation

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: ABB
Plant Automation September 15, 2022

Re-industrialization at risk from automation education gap

A survey by ABB finds there is a growing desire to reshore or nearshore manufacturing, but there's a major automation education gap, which could hamper efforts.

By ABB
PLCs, PACs November 26, 2022

Custom algorithm used to solve challenges with robotic layer forming and de-tray system

AMT and Gojo Industries, Inc. worked together to create two robotic cells to function in part with their conveyor system, a de-tray operation and a layer forming system.

By Michael Horth
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
System Integration November 25, 2022

SIs to increase US manufacturing competitiveness

Manufacturing has changed due to recent global events with an emphasis on being smarter and leveraging all around us. System integrators (SIs) can help manufacturers with digital transformation, smart manufacturing efforts.

By Jose M. Rivera
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Wireless May 17, 2022

On-demand warehousing’s potential for supply chains

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute research shows that innovative business models that tap into extra warehouse space can be a potential solution for companies with changing demand requirements or tight fulfillment windows.

By Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Sensors, Vision July 22, 2022

Machine vision, automation streamline logistics and warehousing operations

Machine vision and automation advancements are improving logistics and warehousing operations by taking advantage of developments with autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), deep learning and more.

By John Lewis