Category: Robotics

Safety Pointers When Working with Compressed Air Systems

Compressed air systems are used for varying industries, from agriculture to pharmaceutical manufacturing, requires workers to operate systems within safety parameters. Any sudden changes in pressure or malfunction equipment may cause an accident that could damage products or applications as well as injure workers. Practicing safety best practices allows workers to take all required precautions […]

Rotary vs. Linear Electric Actuators

Electrical Panal Automation

Industrial automation and many manufacturing processes rely on motion. Motion systems move parts into and out of machines, they bring tools into contact with workpieces, and they operate key parts of processing machinery. This motion is provided by actuators. These are devices that, when supplied with power, move in a particular way. For engineers and […]

Rotary vs. Linear Pneumatic Actuators: What You Need to Know

Pneumatic Actuator automation

If you had to make a list of some of the most important advancements that can keep your business running efficiently, productively and safely, industrial automation would undoubtedly be right at the top. Not only can it help automate repetitive tasks to help employees focus on those matters that truly need their attention, but it’s […]

Safe Operating Procedures for Compressed Air Systems

Hand on the oxygen cylinder valve

In the world of manufacturing, air compressors play a far more vital role in day-to-day proceedings than most people realize. But at the same time, it’s also one of the more dangerous pieces of equipment on a shop floor – which is why employees should proceed with extreme caution during their operation. Not only can […]

Reasons to Upgrade Factory Equipment to Industry 4.0 Tech

Industry 4.0 in Factory Equipment

You’ve likely heard the term “Industry 4.0” being tossed around in manufacturing circles. Maybe you’ve looked into bringing such technologies into your factory operations and are actively doing so as you read this post. Or maybe you’re taking more of a “wait and see” approach to observe how this whole concept shakes out. If you’re […]

Safety Devices and Considerations

Safety is paramount in all things, and manufacturing systems are no exemption. Machine designers must take OSHA standards into account at all turns, to protect the company and the employees. Thankfully, there’s a huge variety of pre-existing components that you can utilize to isolate energy sources and improve machine safety. Lockout/tagout (LOTO) devices are a […]

Building Electric Circuits

Building an electric motion circuit can be a daunting task to those unfamiliar with the technology, but it doesn’t have to be. With just five core components, you can begin building your first electric motion machine: Power Supply Drive Cables Motor Actuator Power supplies seem like a no-brainer – without electricity, your electric circuit won’t […]

The Safety Benefits of Automation

Cold Room Compressor

Workplace safety is the most important thing a manufacturing company needs to consider. When workers aren’t safe, everything else suffers, including quality, productivity and operations. And it turns out, one of the best ways to improve worker safety is to enhance your factory’s automation levels. Automation can help keep workers safer in a number of […]

How Will the Advancement of Automation and Robotics Affect Manufacturing

robot packing line

Enhance efficiency. Improve safety. Streamline productivity and profit. Those are just a few of the benefits that the adoption of industrial automation and robotics can help with — and while robotics and automation can seem like intimidating strategies to adopt in a manufacturing environment, today they’re arguably more feasible than ever and can provide a […]

Why are Electric Actuators so Precise and Repeatable?

Electric Actuator

Electric actuators continue to grow in popularity in the motion industry, but what makes them move so precise and repeatable? At the very basic level, electric actuators utilize motors that generate rotary motion and a belt or screw to convert that rotation to linear motion, all while employing a variety of motion control devices to […]