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Greater Visibility into CNCs, Robots and Assembly Machines Results in Assurance of On-Time Parts Delivery

VisualizationThe manufacturer could not get live production visibility from their CNCs, robots, and assembly machines. Their customers had concerns about their ability to deliver enough parts on time as a result. They knew that their ability to win future work from end customers was at stake if this issue wasn’t resolved.... {Read More}

Retrofit of a 12 Station Rotary Dial Machining Cell Using Programmable Numeric Control (PNC)

Rotary Dial Machine The customer was asked to provide options for upgrading an outdated machining cell based on computer numeric control (CNC). The equipment is used to manufacture metal driveshaft yokes for the automotive industry. They were looking to retrofit their CNC machine with a new control system.... {Read More}

MUSEUM LED LIGHTING UPGRADE RESULTS IN REDUCING ENERGY COSTS

Posted on Tuesday Apr 10, 2018 | bulbs, incandescent, lamps, led, lighting, lights, roi,

Museum Lighting Project The museum was looking for a better way to light their artwork than the existing incandescent lamps. The incandescent lamps needed to be replaced frequently which required a great deal of time by maintenance personnel. With the amount of inventory that needed to be kept on hand by the museum, the museum incurred high stock and maintenance costs. ... {Read More}

SHIPPING ERRORS VIDEO VISION APPLICATION

Posted on Monday Oct 02, 2017 | video,

Video VisionThe distributor was having issues with customers receiving the proper shipment of parts and quantities. Customers were getting upset with the accuracy of their shipments. It was having an adverse impact on the distributor’s credibility. It was also having a negative impact on profitability because the distributor was having to re-ship merchandise that they believed the customer had already received.... {Read More}

Pulp and Paper Machine Builder Creates Safety System That Streamlines Machine Design and Protects Workers

Posted on Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

Paper and Pulp Covers Individual toilet paper and paper towel rolls are cut from a gigantic spool of paper that winds around a cardboard core. On average, they weigh 100 pounds and are 16 inches in diameter. Each cardboard cylinder can carry a roll of paper up to 30 feet in circumference. The cylinders are reused by paper manufacturers because of the high costs associated with disposal and replacement. Saving these cylinders is difficult and can create a safety hazard. Manufacturers stop short of using the entire spool of paper to avoid damaging the machine and exposing them to a rigid core. What is left on the cylinder can weigh upwards of 300 pounds and must be removed for recycling.... {Read More}

Increased Material Handling Speed and Efficiency Needed by Convenience Store Distributor

Posted on Thursday Jun 15, 2017 | material-handling, shipping-accuracy, sorting,

Conveying Packages A national convenience store distributor approached the system integrator asking them to install the newest technology of controllers and sorters that would allow for thousands of consumer products to reach their appropriate delivery docks quickly and accurately. In retail distribution, margins are small and demand that every item leaving or entering the warehouse is accounted for correctly. If an item is accidentally delivered wrongly, without record, the distributor could potentially lose $1,000/incident.... {Read More}