Factory Automation

6 Ways to Dispense Lubricants in Factory Automation

Automated lubrication systems are an essential feature of many assemblies. What kind does your assembly require? Across many industries, lubricants play a critical role in reducing friction in moving components, helping parts resist corrosion and extending the overall life of a product. From pistons to landing gears to joints and ball...

6 Ways Augmented Reality Will Transform Manufacturing Automation

As factory automation begins to incorporate augmented reality into its processes, what should industrial manufacturers expect? Of all the new Industry 4.0 technologies, Augmented Reality is the one that, to many people, seems the most surprising. AR devices are often worn like glasses upon which software can project images or instructions...

7 Manufacturing Automation Statistics and Key Takeaways

Automation is reshaping the future of work. Businesses should be optimistic, but prepared. In the middle of the last century, the rise of computers and information technology spurred huge economic advances around the world. At the time, many feared that the disruption brought about by computers and their related technologies would...

6 Ways Advances in Gripper Technology Are Improving Factory Automation

As grippers become more flexible, adaptable, and interchangeable, their applications in factory automation multiply. Factory automation has changed drastically in the past few decades, most notably in the realm of robotics, where new software technology has combined with advances in hardware capabilities to give manufacturers a wider toolset to use when...

Automation Solutions for Small-Scale Manufacturers

Automation isn’t just for the biggest of the big. Small-batch producers can also benefit. When most businesses think about factory automation, the images that come to mind are of high powered machines and advanced robotics producing hundreds of thousands of components a day, on long complex assembly lines. They don’t think...

5 Ways Smart Manufacturing Offers a Competitive Advantage

Taking full advantage of the IIoT isn’t just about WIFI-enabled machines. It’s about full factory connectivity. Ever since the first cell phone gained Internet access, the word “smart” has been appended to every Internet-enabled device, regardless of its quality or utility. Today, almost every electronic device can be “smart,” from smart...

How Does Factory Automation Factor into the Technology Lifecycle?

Being early adapters of factory automation helps manufacturers innovate faster. One of the most challenging decisions manufacturers have to make regarding the long term health of their business is when to invest in a new technological breakthrough. Factories today are increasingly automated, but it isn't just the automation that is changing...

6 Reasons Automation Technology Is a Growing Career Choice

For those looking for a stable and stimulating career, automation technology is a smart option. For years, headlines have been dominated by concerns that American factory jobs are disappearing. But if there’s one area where skilled manufacturing jobs are plentiful, it’s in automation technology. In fact, the demand for skilled workers...

5 Leading Factors Driving the Adoption of Factory Automation

Businesses are turning to automation technology to solve a range of challenges posed by modern industry. It's no secret that increased factory automation is transforming every corner of the manufacturing industry. However, as more and more businesses turn to automation, headlines about this trend have not always been favorable. This is...

Does Automation Have a Place in the Construction Industry?

To save costs and make up for a shortage of skilled labor, construction companies are turning to prefabricated components. How can factory automation help? The construction industry around the world is currently facing significant opportunities and significant challenges. On the one hand, growing demand for affordable housing, large-scale infrastructure projects, and...

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