Category: Automation

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Advantages of Electric Actuators

An actuator is a part of a machine or device that enables movement by converting some form of energy into mechanical force with the push of a button. There are various kinds, but the most popular are the hydraulic types which use incompressible liquid as energy. Electric linear actuators have been gaining more traction recently […]

Ideal Applications For Pneumatic Actuators

Pneumatic automation system

Pneumatic actuators are used in many industries utilizing automation systems such as manufacturing, packaging, food and beverage, and automation. These actuators that draw their power from compressed air come in a wide array of sizes and configurations operating at high speeds while offering flexibility. In addition, pneumatic actuators offer both rotational and linear movement allowing […]

Why and How Industrial Automation Is the Future

Put simply, industrial automation is the future. With increased labor needs due to product demand and open positions, automation is the answer for many industries. From manufacturing to breweries, automation is proving to be the ideal coworker for many employees. Rather than taking jobs, automation is filling the need for dirty, dull, and dangerous jobs […]

How to Build Your Automation Roadmap in 7 Steps

There is no question that automation is becoming increasingly essential for businesses across different industries. According to Forbes, companies continue to increase their investment in automation technologies for operations, customer service, finance, and other processes. Automation is being maximized for a wide range of benefits, including increased productivity, improved safety, and better product development. However, […]

Saving Energy With Pneumatic Valves and Smart Sensors in Packaging Lines

Written by the specialists at Emerson. It’s estimated that more than a third of greenhouse gas emissions are produced by food systems, with packaging processes responsible for around 5.4% of that. To reduce β€” and ultimately eliminate β€” emissions, consumer packaged goods (CPGs) companies are setting decarbonization targets. As CPGs take action and move toward […]