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All-in-One Solution for Assembly and Test Equipment

Brandon Fuller, Eagle Technologies Manufacturers benefit from testing and assembly equipment that are built to work together. For years, factory automation has focused on one aspect of manufacturing: production equipment. Businesses the world over have devoted themselves to streamlining their assembly processes to offer fast, efficient solutions to their customers. But...

Berrien County factories work to make face shields for first responders

Brie Isom, WSBT 22 Reporter | wsbt.com Some factories in Berrien County are adding an extra project to their daily to-do list. Eagle Technologies has partnered with Edgewater Automation to make face shields for first responders. The face shields will go to all first responders in Berrien County. Eagle Technologies gave us...

Technology a driver in top manufacturing states

In a recent report on the manufacturing industry’s share of gross state product, the Bureau of Economic Analysis outlined the industry’s impact on each state’s economy and what the driver behind their market shares. Technology seems to be the main driver behind the success of manufacturing in many U.S. States. Manufacturing.net...

Manufacturing technology orders at highest levels since 1996

The year-end total for manufacturing technology orders reached around $5.7 billion in 2012, up from 2011’s totals. Orders totaled almost $500 million in December. Though this is down more than 9% from the $550 million reported in December 2011, it gives 2012 a year-end total of $5.7 billion, up 2.6%...

Apple may be getting into the automated factory game

Apple recently announced that it will be investing $100 million into an automated factory in the United States. While this isn’t out of the ordinary for this sort of investment, it could lead to one of the most state-of-the-art facilities operating in the US. A 2009 Apple video of its...

November production numbers stronger post Hurricane Sandy

After the decline in industrial production due to Hurricane Sandy, November’s numbers were better than analyst predictions: Manufacturing was particularly affected, with production dropping 1% in October from the previous month. It bounced back to post a 1.1% gain in November. "Nearly all the decline in factory output in October is estimated...

US manufacturing sees a slowdown in November

Industryweek.com reported yesterday that manufacturing decreased during the month of November. “The Institute for Supply Management index for November was 49.5, signaling a small decline in manufacturing activity from modest growth in October,” noted Daniel J. Meckstroth, chief economist for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). The sub-index for...

New device could make monitoring factory automation easier and more efficient

A new device has just been introduced into the factory automation market, the ADLINK IMX-2000. The IMX-2000 is a handheld device that can be used in manufacturing, logistics, and transportation. The handheld device uses the Android 2.3 operating system, and combines RFID, barcode scanner, and 3G/WLAN wireless transmission functions. The...

Molex announces new controller firmware update

Automation World post an article yesterday about a new controller communications product from Molex that allows you to connect controllers from multiple vendors in order to improve the control you have over you automation. One of the newest releases of this type comes from Molex, which has upgraded the firmware...

Manufacturing is doing well in North Dakota

In North Dakota, the manufacturing sector has stayed strong even in spite of the recessional and economic problems that have plagued the industry in other parts of the country. During the worst period of the recession, the Grand Forks firm Applied Products Inc. experienced something new: a drop in sales for...

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