Category Archive: Automation

Jul 18 2018

Terminator Turns Facilitator – Wearable for the Augmented Workforce

The first Terminator was destroyed in a factory by a hydraulic press—now parts of him have reappeared in a plant setting. Ford Motor Company is piloting an exoskeleton device to help assembly workers lift their arms above their heads more easily. That’s a big deal for assembly line workers, who can raise their arms doing overhead tasks as much …

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Jul 11 2018

Megan Ray Nichols

Automation Opportunities for Increased Production

  Effortlessly increase your productivity by embracing automation. Technology will keep your facility relevant as demands change, too. You’ll be able to maintain better production and increased efficiency with more automatic processes. Consider these options you have for integrating more automation into your facility. Integrate Artificial Intelligence While you may associate artificial intelligence, or AI, …

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May 30 2018

The Importance of the Digital Twin

The creation of a digital representation of products is a by-product of digital manufacturing and the digital thread, the essence of which is to maintain and re-use digital information developed during the design and manufacturing of a product throughout the life of that product. That digital product information is often called a digital twin. The so-called digital twin …

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Mar 28 2018

You want it when?

Ecommerce is growing rapidly, taking market share from brick-and-mortar retailers at an alarming pace. Many traditional retailers are closing stores while trying to beef up the ecommerce side of their business and experimenting with such strategies as in-store pick-up with no shipping charge. Wal-Mart recently announced that they will be asking retail employees to drop …

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Mar 14 2018

OYU TOLGOI: Massive Mongolian mine seen as a test case for ‘lean’ techniques

As the global mining industry pushes deeper and ranges farther for vital minerals, its leading firms are just beginning to adopt “lean” techniques – common for decades in manufacturing industries – for mining greater value from their operations.14 At Oyu Tolgoi on Mongolia’s vast, windswept South Gobi Desert, where nomads still watch over their herds, …

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