GA500 Industrial AC Microdrive

Whether you are installing, wiring, programming, or troubleshooting, the GA500 has features that help simplify the task for you. Features No power programming Intuitive keypad Conformal coated (IEC 60721-3-3: 3C2, 3S2) Up to 30% smaller than the competition Current vector control, open loop Induction motor (IM), permanent magnet motor (PM), or synchronous reluctance motor operation […]

Thermo Chillers

WHAT IS A CHILLER? A chiller is a machine that removes heat from a liquid via a vapor-compression refrigeration cycle or Peltier technology. This cooled liquid can then be circulated to cool equipment (heat transfer) as required. Generally, this is a closed-loop system. A chiller is a critical piece of equipment for keeping application temperatures […]

Mislabeled Products Destroy Profits.

A recent survey conducted by Packaging World magazine in conjunction with Datalogic and Digimarc® revealed that more than 80% of manufacturers each year experience increased costs and waste because of mislabeled products. CLICK HERE to download the survey infographic. Additional costs resulted from more than just returned products, the error impacts production. The survey revealed that mislabeled […]

Technology could become like oxygen to the industrial manufacturing sector

For the industrial manufacturing (IM) sector, a series of external challenges ultimately may be catalysts for action that the industry has avoided for many years. Global trade disputes, tariffs and trade barriers, political instability and even the potential onset of a recession are topping a long list of threats that could have palpable repercussions for […]

Scope of Energy Saving in Pneumatics

Energy conservation is something we are hearing more and more of with each passing day. With rising energy costs and depleting energy resources, it has become imperative that all of us start taking steps to conserve energy very seriously. Some countries are not able to produce enough energy to meet our demand. The most economical […]

Simplify End-of-Arm (EOM) Tooling with IO-Link

Inductive Couplers for Discrete Sensors: Quickly connect up to eight sensors without physical contact. When quick or frequent wiring changes need to be made, inductive couplers can provide a fast and error-free way to connect multiple discrete PNP sensors. Balluff offers two versions to meet your specific application needs. The version in an M18 cylindrical […]

Candy Manufacturing in the USA

Stock up for trick-or-treaters with these American-made candies. The Alliance for American Manufacturing created a helpful list of unique American-made candies for your trick-or-treaters. Greater Los Angeles Candy Manufacturing According to Mergent Intellect, there are 143 candy manufacturers right here in the greater Los Angeles Metro Area totaling over $497 million of revenue per year! […]

ROI for Collaborative Robot Arms

Quick ROI Preserves Quality Jobs An investment in automation from Universal Robots has turned out to be a wise decision for many machine shops. Feeding a CNC lathe 10-12 hours a day,  44 Sec How To Video collaborative robotic arms increase production output and make it possible to manufacture at a cost that is competitive with international manufacturers. […]

Will Automation Take Away All Our Jobs?

TED Talk: Economist David Autor shares a hopeful automation paradox. Here’s a paradox you don’t hear much about: despite a century of creating machines to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a job has consistently gone up for the past 125 years. Why hasn’t human labor become redundant […]

Lean Manufacturing for Machine Shops with Collaborative Robots.

Lean robotics is the evolution of lean manufacturing for machine shops. A mere ten years ago, machine shops of precision parts would say, “Ninety percent of ‘lean’ is useless to us.” Specializing in high-end, low-volume, complex parts made from hard-to-machine materials meant that robotics were too costly to implement¹. Collaborative robots have changed labor, production, […]