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5 Ways Factory Automation Supports the Medical Device Industry

Medical devices are subject to strict regulations and high-quality control standards. Automation can help. The healthcare industry is among the most highly advanced manufacturing fields in the world, with tight controls and restrictions governing the development and production of medical devices at every stage. At the same time, researchers and developers...

7 Kinds of Waste Reduced by Digital Lean Manufacturing

How Industry 4.0 is supporting continuous improvement across the production process. For decades, lean manufacturing has been a hallmark of production excellence. The principles behind it, which focus on reducing waste and continuous improvement, have helped businesses improve their processes at nearly every manufacturing stage. When a production process is operating...

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...

3 Factors Driving Robot Growth in the Manufacturing Sector

As manufacturing businesses around the world seek new ways to modernize their operations, advanced robots are becoming a ubiquitous feature on the factory floor. Over the years, as technologies have improved, people have found any number of creative ways to automate undesirable tasks. One might consider the earliest stages of automation...

4 Areas Where Vision Technology Advances Factory Automation

Improvements in vision technology are expanding the realm of possibility for factory automation. If there's anything we've learned from decades of work in the automation industry, it's that the transformative impact of a new technology reaches beyond its immediate applications. Sometimes, the new technology means that old systems must be reworked...

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...

The RV Industry is Ready for Robotics & Automation

With recreational vehicle sales at an all-time high, industry leaders should look to automation to meet demand. The numbers are in, and to anyone in the RV industry, they should come as no surprise: sales are through the roof, and they show no signs of slowing down. According to the latest...

How Manufacturers Can Become Leaders in Automation Cybersecurity

As factories grow more digitized and connected, they become more valuable as targets for cyberattacks. Manufacturing is entering a new era, one marked by high-tech robots, advanced simulation, big data, and internet-equipped smart machines. Each of these innovations brings fresh opportunities for businesses to rethink their assembly processes and discover new...

Are Collaborative Robots the Future of Manufacturing?

Robots that work alongside humans, called “cobots,” may be the next phase of automation advancement. The manufacturing industry is still adjusting to the emergence of Industry 4.0, yet already some are talking about Industry 5.0. At first glance, this new stage of factory automation seems to be taking a step back....

6 Manufacturing Benefits of the New Eagle SmartTrac Suite

The Eagle’s SmartTrac solution unifies Industry 4.0 technologies. Over the decades, we at Eagle have prided ourselves at remaining at the forefront of industry innovation. As leaders in factory automation solutions, we are always seeking new technologies that can give our customers an edge in a competitive marketplace.   Recently, our commitment to...

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