Static Electricity: Invisible OEE Killer

Eliminate static to improve process & product quality. Ionizers from SMC can eliminate downtime, bottlenecks, and waste caused by static electricity present in high-speed, automated production lines. Ionizer Application Examples Static electricity is an invisible phenomenon, with very visible, and costly effects. In manufacturing processes, one of the most damaging consequences could be the rejection of […]

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 […]

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, […]