Author: Becky

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Air Compressor

Service technician working on industrial air compressor

Your compressed air system may very well be one of the most expensive pieces of equipment operating daily in your facility. As such, it’s important to perform regular maintenance and cleaning of your air compressor. If you neglect your equipment, you may very well end up paying for expensive repairs down the road. It can […]

IIoT and Smart Manufacturing

Imagine a world where alerts are sent to your phone if a technology within your manufacturing plant malfunctions or requires repair. In this world, systems within your plant could also switch between manufacturing one product to another quickly and seamlessly. Different automation systems talk to each other and coordinate effectively. It sounds almost futuristic, but […]

Hydraulic to Electric Actuator: Discussing The Basics

As globalization fosters more competition, manufacturers are finding ways to stay ahead by transforming many of their core processes. This includes converting from hydraulic systems to electrical ones. Both hydraulic cylinders and electric actuators provide many benefits for many linear motion applications. Hydraulics offer high force at affordable costs, while electric actuators boast the same […]

Benefits of Using Motion Automation for Stone Fabrication

With labor shortages possibly sticking around for years, many industries now turn to automation to answer labor scarcity and costly human errors. Motion automation is one of the technologies many enterprises are embracing. Motion automation or motion control is considered a subfield of automation that involves moving individual parts of a specific machine in an […]

Who Makes the Best Industrial Robot?

Robotic arm holding water bottles on production line in factory,

That depends on your application and needs. Industrial robots are suitable for many tasks. From injection molding to packaging, the repetitive tasks within your business could be easily automated. The possibilities are nearly endless. However, if you’ve been researching different industrial robot manufacturers, you may be struggling to identify which one is right for you. […]

What Are the Signs Your Collaborative Robot Needs Repair?

Your collaborative robot, also known as a cobot, has been working hard to increase efficiency and reliability within production. This new technology has quickly paid for itself and has become indispensable for human coworkers working alongside the robot. Or perhaps you have used robotic technology for quite some time, and it has become a staple […]

What Are the Types of Compressed Air Dryers?

Compressor and Dryer in Room

Compressed air is used to power many industrial applications and is considered an essential part of many companies’ production procedures. This is why generating pure, clean air is of utmost importance. With most facilities aiming to run at peak performance, all systems, including compressed air systems, must be running efficiently. In many cases, this means […]

The Usual Suspects in Electric Actuator Failure

From manufacturing machinery and agricultural equipment to electric cars and robots, the electric actuator drives the modern world – literally and figuratively. This reliance is not likely to change any time soon. It means that a deeper understanding of the workings of electric actuators will become increasingly necessary. In developing this deeper understanding, learning about […]

Why You Need an Air Energy Audit on Your Compressed Air System

Compressed air systems consume a surprising amount of energy. In fact, compressed air systems consume 10 to 15 percent of a company’s total energy bill on average. According to Quincy Compressor, “One horsepower of compressed air requires eight horsepower of electricity. With many air compressors running at efficiencies as low as 10%, there’s often plenty […]

A Brief Guide on Troubleshooting Pneumatic Actuators

Pneumatic actuators are used to convert the energy from pressurized air into rotary and linear motion. With exceptional motion control, it guarantees the precision needed in automation. They are used in many industries, such as automotive, food processing, and manufacturing because of their many benefits. They are used in many industries, such as automotive, food […]