Automated Car Plant Production

3 Ways Outsourcing Can Help Your Business in Both Good Times and Bad

Today’s manufacturing climate demands higher productivity than ever before. Many company leaders are maintaining a competitive edge by automating more of their processes, requiring plant managers to keep up with the demands of a growing array of modern equipment. It can be difficult to stay ahead of equipment breakdowns, let alone reap the benefits of…
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Rubber hydraulic hoses

Contents Under Pressure: Are You Making Any of These Mistakes with Hydraulic Equipment?

Hydraulic systems are common in many industries, including manufacturing, because they enable workers to perform a diverse range of operations via remote control. But they’re deceptively powerful machines, storing approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch of hot liquid under immense pressure. And safety training is often not required for people who work on or around…
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Two Customer Service Stories to Inspire Your Team

Customer service can be challenging. Rarely do you answer the phone to find someone happy on the other end. You’re often shuttling from call to call of frustrated, disgruntled clients who often demand satisfaction before even explaining the problem. Here are two inspirational customer service stories that might make your customer service team feel better…
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Growing Applications for Servo Technology

Servo control systems are a technology that is being applied to many different applications every day. In past articles we have covered some of the areas in which servo technology can be found – such as Robotics and CNC. But what are some rapidly growing sectors that are being improved through the use of servos?…
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Smart Factories on the Rise

We’ve talked a lot about advancements in industry technology and how those changes relate to machinery and human workers. These days, it’s more and more common to see technology playing a bigger role with manufacturing firms. Analysts continue to look at “smart factories” and how they will change the manufacturing landscape, from digitization of operations…
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Woodford Reserves Bottling Process

American Manufacturing Numbers Soar in September

If the latest numbers are any indication, the American manufacturing industry will rocket into 2018, even as hurricanes Harvey and Irma continue to show their effects. According to the latest report from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), the national factory activity index soared to pre-recession levels with a reading of 60.8% in September, “the…
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Manufacturing Employment Predictions for 2018

Technology moves extremely fast these days — and with it, the makeup of the workforce. How will continued innovation in manufacturing affect employment in 2018? While market forces can be unpredictable, it is possible to make some educated guesses based on the data. Here are some predictions to consider. Over the last few years, manufacturing…
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electric car being charged.

The Future of Vehicle Manufacturing Is Electric

What kind of vehicle do you drive to your manufacturing job every day? Is it a car, truck, van, or SUV? Now dig a little deeper. Which make and model did you choose — and why? Was it based on price, features, gas mileage, or do you have a long family history of purchasing vehicles…
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Miniature Engineers Fixing Error On Chip Of Motherboard

Why We Love Electronics Repair — And You Should, Too!

Have you ever heard the saying “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”? Rest assured, those of us in electronics repair work hard every day — but we also love our jobs! That’s because we know how important our repairs are to make sure you…
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Touchscreen Technology

Touchscreens are used in all types of applications in today’s society. We use them regularly at ATMs, fast food restaurants, office environments and in manufacturing facilities. Touchscreens are built to withstand repeated abuse. A study done in 2007 reported that 75% of employees have abused their electronic equipment at some point during their employment. With most…
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