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Robot Company Creates Industry 4.0-Friendly Software

FANUC has made real one of the promises of Industry 4.0, that of predictive maintenance for factory equipment, with its Zero Down Time IoT solution. ZDT can be applied to any of FANUC’s robotic arms and their peripherals.

Shop Roots Out Long Set Up Times with Advanced Automation

Erik Anderson, president and CEO of Basin Precision Machining LLC, has determined that setups are the root of all evil when it comes to manufacturing productivity. They cause part variations, downtime, and high-percentage scrap rates.

Reshoring Operations in the Age of COVID-19: Part One

In March 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Manufacturers are dealing with the fact that the virus has exposed the fact that many domestic brands rely significantly upon China for fulfilling some, part, or nearly all, of their supply chain.

Manufacturing (Mostly) Bounces Back After COVID-19

Going into this year, economic improvement was forecast for manufacturing after a sluggish second half of 2019. Things weren’t expected to boom, but a solid economic year was supposed to be in the offing.