New Trends Displayed at the International Manufacturing Technology Show

Every year, the manufacturing community looks forward to the annual International Manufacturing Technology Show. In 2018, the event takes place from September 10th through 15th at McCormick Place in Chicago. Manufacturing businesses can succeed and fail based on their knowledge of current trends, and using IMTS 2018 for trend predictions is often a great strategy….
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Guinness World Record Set for Pallet Toppling by Exporta Global

The Guinness Book of World Records is famous for collecting all sorts of accomplishments, from the mundane to the highly unusual. In 2018, Exporta Global Manufacturing set a world record that will be of interest to the manufacturing world. What World Record Did Exporta Global Set? So, what record did Exporta set? Would you believe…
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Nissan & Mercedes Debut Electric Cars

Within days of each other, Mercedes and Nissan debuted new fully electric vehicles to directly compete with Tesla in the zero emissions car market. While both companies look to take on Tesla, they’re going about it in different ways.   Nissan Tests an Economical Price Point Nissan’s electric vehicle, the Sylphy Zero Emission, will be…
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5 Future Industrial Maintenance Trends Taking Shape Today

The world of manufacturing maintenance is abuzz with terms like “blockchain” and concepts like the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). And while these advancements are standalone subjects in their own right, they point to larger trends within the industry. For machine owners, operators, and repair professionals, the landscape for industrial machinery is about to change….
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Ways Manufacturers Are Still Falling Short in Cybersecurity

  When people think of cybersecurity, they might typically think of big data mining or financial companies. But the truth is, no industry or company is safe when it comes to cyber hacking. In fact, manufacturing companies are often more vulnerable precisely because they do not expect to be attacked. Manufacturing and cybersecurity in 2018…
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Common Alarm Faults and the Security Risks They Pose

Industrial alarms are designed, installed, and configured to keep your workers and your facilities safe in the event of a catastrophe. Moreover, most alarms even go so far as to help prevent catastrophe through detection and early warning. If your alarms aren’t maintained or are subject to fault, their protective benefits are automatically nullified, putting…
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Friction and Heat: The Two Major Catalysts of Mechanical Breakdowns

Thermodynamics is among the most complicated concepts to grasp, even by the smartest individuals. Thankfully, when it comes to its intervening role in machine breakdown and malfunction, it’s easy to sum up thermodynamics: Friction and the heat it causes are not good. It’s a simple premise with huge ramifications. Friction is the central problem Friction…
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quality and manufacturing

Quality Control in Manufacturing

If you’re in the manufacturing industry, you know it’s important to deliver high-quality products. You also know the importance of sticking to a deadline and reaching your goals. Sometimes, it can be difficult to make these two goals align. There will always be cases where it seems like you have to choose between meeting your goals…
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Remembering the Meaning of Labor Day

September 5 marks 136 years since the first Labor Day celebration in the United States, which featured a parade of over 10,000 people in New York City. Two years later, the Central Labor Union designated the first Monday of September as the recognized “workingmen’s holiday” and individual states began recognizing the holiday. Nationally, Labor Day…
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Guide to Chart Recorders

A Guide to Chart Recorders

A chart recorder is a device that reads and draws inputs onto a rolling piece of paper. The inputs are entered onto the paper with one or more pens of varying colors. For example, a chart recorder that measures seismic activity might use a red and a blue pen to measure different velocities and wave…
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