Computer Vision Does Not Lie

With Computer Vision & Machine Learning we finally have one irrefutable version of the truth. In my very early days of manufacturing and operations we were taught that the only way to really know what was going on was to walk around the manufacturing floor, warehouses, stockrooms, and shipping and receiving docks. It might even include a stop ...
BLOG May 13

5 Reasons Why IoT Traceability Software Eliminates Surprises In Manufacturing

When it comes to manufacturing, surprises are almost always a setback, from broken down equipment, to a late shipment, missed defect, contamination, or a costly recall. Today’s manufacturing landscape is unpredictable. But what’s the best way to navigate such volatility? Supply chain traceability. More specifically, the advanced visibility of ...
BLOG May 11

The Stone Age Meets the Digital Age

How Computer Vision and Machine Learning is Revolutionizing the Aggregate and Cement Industry
BLOG May 09

Manage Your Floor Operations from the Beach

Regardless of the level of sophistication of your systems or the complexity of operations, there is no easy way to monitor a work center today. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems push work onto the floor in batches or via kan bans. Manufacturing Execution or Shop Floor Control Systems help control and schedule work around available people ...
BLOG May 06

Why Quality Control Is Important In Food And Beverage Manufacturing

Quality control is important in any industry, but perhaps none more so than the food and beverage industry. Food manufacturers source and manage highly sensitive raw ingredients that consumers continuously depend on, and even a minor incident compromising quality can have disastrous outcomes, making it imperative that food safety quality control ...
BLOG May 04

Shop Floor Controls & Manufacturing Execution Systems Meet Computer Vision

Computerized Shop Floor Control (SFC) Systems and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) date back over 40 years and were designed to track and document the transformation of raw materials first into work-in-process (WIP) and finally into finished goods. MES systems are designed to work in a wide variety of manufacturing environments and to ...
BLOG May 02

Truck Monitoring Meets Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence

There has been a great deal of interest in tracking truck movements on the open roads using IoT technology. Some of these systems use the driver’s smartphone and a microcontroller based on GPS/GSM/GPRS technology. The GPS is great at capturing geographic coordinates while the GSM/GPRS updates the vehicle location to a database.
BLOG Apr 29

Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing: 5 Real World Examples

Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing: There’s a lot of buzz today, and yet there can still be a lot of confusion about what they are and how they apply in manufacturing. Let’s explore some of the real world ways the digital solutions of Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing are changing the game for manufacturers.
BLOG Apr 27

Smart Manufacturing Meets Lean Six Sigma

American manufacturing is reestablishing its global dominance after decades of decline. In spite of the drum beat of political rhetoric about tax breaks and other bi-partisan legislative incentives, the resurgence in American manufacturing is driven by automation with robotics and the application of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The ...
BLOG Apr 25

What differentiates top machine shops from the rest?

Modern Machine Shop conducts an annual survey of American machine shops. Of the 356 respondents, the top 20 percent were designated as “top shops” based on their scores for sales per employee, sales per machine, and utilization rates.Surprisingly, the top shops were not larger shops on average, and did not operate newer equipment than average ...
BLOG Apr 22

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The Industry 4.0 Data Revolution

Proven to improve manufacturing yield, safety, quality, and compliance by making sense of your data.

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