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Is Industrial Computing Taking the ‘Man’ Out of Manufacturing?

Posted by Daniel Waldron on Aug 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The industrial computing revolution has advanced the manufacturing industry, but at what cost?

Numerous fearmongering news headlines claim that workers are being ‘replaced’ by computer-controlled systems, all in the name of improving manufacturing productivity. Is there any truth to these headlines?

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Topics: Improving Manufacturing Productivity, manufacturing, US Manufacturing, UK manufacturing, industrial computing, manufacturing jobs

What is the State of Industrial Computing in Manufacturing?

Posted by Daniel Waldron on Aug 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Industrial computing on the manufacturing floor has evolved since early commercial applications were installed across aerospace and automotive industries in the 1960s.

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Topics: industrial computer enclosure, manufacturing, manufacturing floor computer integration, Improve Manufacturing Productivity, US Manufacturing, UK manufacturing, industrial computing, Manufacturing Floor

Big Data Meets Big Oil: The Industrial Internet of Things Improving This Critical Industry

Posted by Daniel Waldron on Aug 2, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from our friends at Manufacturing Talk Radio. In this post they cover the impact of Big Data and the Industrial Internet of Things on the Oil Industry, while covering the importance of protecting computers used on oil rigs.

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Topics: computer enclosures, manufacturing, the internet of things, industrial internet of things, industrial computers, oil industry, big data

How to Improve Manufacturing Productivity through the Medium of Touch

Posted by Daniel Waldron on Jun 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM

For generations, the plight of manufacturers has been to improve manufacturing productivity. Why? Because manufacturing ‘lives or dies’ based on its ability to make concepts a reality as quickly as possible, at low-cost and without compromising on quality. In an age of computer-based manufacturing, what does improving productivity look like?

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Topics: manufacturing, Improve Manufacturing Productivity, touchscreen computer, touchscreen enclosures, harsh environments, shop floor, touchscreens

How to improve manufacturing productivity by closing technology gaps

Posted by Daniel Waldron on Apr 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The manufacturing floor is evolving with many manufacturing plants getting left behind as technology takes hold. Don’t get left behind. Here’s how you can improve manufacturing productivity by closing your technology gaps.

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Topics: computer enclosures, Improving Manufacturing Productivity, manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing, manufacturing floor computer integration, computer integration

How to achieve computer-integrated manufacturing on a shoestring

Posted by Daniel Waldron on Apr 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Whether you’re looking to install computers for a new manufacturing plant or an existing manufacturing floor, keeping to budget matters to you. Here’s how to achieve computer-integrated manufacturing [CIM] on a shoestring.

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Topics: industrial computer enclosure, manufacturing, computer integrated manufacturing, computer integration

Manufacturing Floor Computer Integration | 5 Point Checklist

Posted by Daniel Waldron on Apr 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Integrating computers into an established manufacturing floor can be costly and time consuming. Need help and advice? Follow our 5 point checklist for manufacturing floor computer integration.

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Topics: computer enclosures, manufacturing, the internet of things, manufacturing floor computer integration

How to Futureproof the Internet of Things | A Guide for Manufacturing Plants

Posted by Daniel Waldron on Mar 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Ah yes, the Internet of Things (IoT), welcomed to the manufacturing family like a returning military hero – well, mostly. Indeed, the IoT has been commended for making the 10% of manufacturing plants and factories who use it more efficient and productive, through web connectivity right at this very moment.

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Topics: computer enclosures, manufacturing, the internet of things, computer integration

Tips for integrating computerized data collection systems on the manufacturing floor

Posted by Daniel Waldron on Mar 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There’s an art to integrating computerized data collection systems on the manufacturing floor. Unless you plan correctly, you won’t actually improve productivity on your manufacturing floor.

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Topics: computer enclosures, industrial computer enclosure, manufacturing, data collection, computer integration

Have You Considered This To Cut Manufacturing Costs?

Posted by Daniel Waldron on Feb 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

You want to cut manufacturing costs further. You’ve exhausted every avenue you can think of, or have you? Here’s one way to cut manufacturing costs you haven’t considered.

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Topics: computer enclosures, Improving Manufacturing Productivity, industrial computer enclosure, manufacturing, manufacturing costs

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