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Why Wait? Ask an Automation Trainer for Guidance

Even for those well on the automation path, there can be stumbling blocks to overcome or additional areas to be automated. A new, objective view from a different source could provide a satisfying solution.

Preventative Maintenance: From Downtime to Uptime

Predictive maintenance is a way to predict every possible scenario of hardware failure, identifying when maintenance is required and alerting maintenance staff, when necessary, as well as providing preventative solutions.

Reducing Complexity in Assembly Equipment

In this podcast, John Derry, senior application engineer at Promess, talks to SME Media contributing editor Michael Anderson about reducing complexity in assembly equipment. Derry discusses how assembly systems may become unnecessarily complex--and how that complexity can reduce quality and increase costs. Derry goes on to describe effective ways of addressing these issues and to reduce and even eliminate unnecessary complexity.

Mazak Makes Distribution Changes

Mazak has announced new distribution in Northern Ohio, Virginia, Southern West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

In the Robotic Trenches

Tales from manufacturers who’ve implemented automation: Why they did it, what the results were—and advice to others considering a new droid.