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How To Improve Productivity In Manufacturing

ArticleDay-to-day productivity is critical to the success of any manufacturer, and don't just come from new systems and complicated jargon.Contributed Author: Kayla MatthewsTopics: Operations

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The Factory of the Future Will Be Controlled by Tablets

Before you grab your pitchfork as many industry professionals might like to, hear me out. Tablet-controlled factories are becoming a reality, and thin client adoption was the first step. From our own experience, we launched a tablet-controlled Benchtop Bioreactor that has been received extremely well. Users love it for its nontraditional interface,

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Can Manufacturing Simultaneously Add Robots and People?

According to a study released in Germany, the answer is yes. Blog Post: 4/30/2018 Tony Deligio Senior Editor, Plastics Technology In addition to quantifiable gains in productivity and quality, automation has consistently proven to increase something else: anxiety. Robotics, thanks in part to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) have entered

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Generation Robot: The Evolution of Robots – How They Might Change Everything

Grant Imahara visits the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) at Georgia Tech to answer the question "What is a robot, and how will they redefine the human experience?"

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Robots and Drones: Addressing agriculture's long-term structural challenges

By Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx Agriculture is facing major long-term challenges. Some forecasts suggest that world population is set to grow by 2.3 billion by 2050. This, together with rising global income levels that typically increase food demand per capital, would require raising food production in 2050 by 70% compared to

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Is Retrofitting an Automation System a Better Option?

In today’s manufacturing climate, is retrofitting still a cost-effective solution? 

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