Tag Archive: Automated system

A Look Into the Conveyor Industry

A recent report showed that the conveyor industry is one of the manufacturing sectors experiencing growth despite the economic climate outside. The Conveyor Manufacturers Association reported that July 2010 orders were up 49 percent over this time last year. Such a dramatic leap in sales has undoubtedly led many people to wonder about the importance…

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The Importance of Spare Parts Inventories

The manufacturing systems that companies thrive on require more than lubrication and maintenance. They also require spare parts. Most manufacturing and processing companies keep an inventory of spare parts. However, small businesses should also consider creating a spare parts inventory as well. There are several reasons why a company utilizing machinery should have a spare…

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Top 5 Signs of Machine Failure

Machine failure is a normal, expected part of the manufacturing process. However, it’s also a costly part of factory automation. From line shutdowns to product delays and even product defects due to the machine failure, costs can rise quickly. That’s why you must stay on top of problems, even before they occur. Here are just…

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5 Efficiency Tools from the Pharmacy

Manufacturing dispensers are used in several places throughout the factory automation process. Eagle Technologies creates dispensing systems for use in various industries, from automotive to food processing, including pharmaceuticals. Keeping dispenser efficiency high is the goal, one that you can reach by taking a few cues from the pharmacy. In the pharmaceutical industry, drug dispensers…

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Using Hybrid Batteries in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

There are two major types of hybrid batteries in existance for use in hybrid electric vehicles – lithium ion (Li-ion) and nickel metal hybrid (NiMH).  Many battery subcategories can be found within each. NiMH batteries were the primary battery source for hybrid vehicles until a few years ago. Today Li-ion batteries are being tested and…

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