Sunday, 9 March 2014

Recent developments in specialty equipment

The manufacturing industry has been steadily increasing its use of speciality equipment to achieve automated solutions. There has been a recent trend in specialty manufacturing equipment incorporating the latest automation technologies, including robotics, communication software, radio frequency identification and tracking. These recent developments have helped the manufacturing industry increase productivity, quality of output, as well as create a safer and more efficient work environment for employees.

Reaping benefits from technological developments

The trend in the use of automation technologies in manufacturing has set a new benchmark for the industry for years to come. This means that choosing the right investments in processes and machinery is critically important in helping you set your business up with a competitive advantage.

The most popular automation features seen in the manufacturing industry include:

1.     Remote monitoring systems, which enables your business to run certain equipment unattended, with instantaneous notification if a particular machine becomes faulty. Remote monitoring and electronic notification allow for greater quality and efficiencies in production, and give you more time to respond to any mechanical issues.

2.     Hybrid equipment, which combines two or more manufacturing technologies to reduce the total amount of machinery your business needs to hold, the amount of time taken to manufacture a product and the costs associated with those time and space savings.

3.     Software system control tools that combine computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), identify blockages and hold ups in the system, and opportunities to improve the manufacturing process.

4.     Equipment that uses radio frequency identification technology (RFID), thereby reducing the amount of damage the equipment sustains over the long term. This provides the owner of the equipment a return on investment, and eliminates the likelihood of human error leading to crashes, broken tools, sub-quality parts and set up errors.

5.     Automated data collection that is fast and free of the human error associated with entering data manual.

Moreover, technology is constantly evolving, becoming more compact and space saving. This has allowed the manufacturing industry to rethink the use of their factory and floor space, creating cost savings on energy and resources.

With the economy in slow recovery, there has never been a better time to consider how a manufacturing business can increase its productivity by cutting out errors, keeping its equipment in good shape, and creating a safe work environment to remain competitive in a tough industry.

Machinery management

More advanced equipment does not always mean significantly greater investment in staff training. With the right machinery management software for manufacturing, your business can free up your staff’s time to focus on productive, profit-yielding tasks, while the software manages the state of the equipment by anticipating, preventing and fixing problems and faults and tracking equipment maintenance. By pairing new automation technologies with the right equipment management software, manufacturers can tap into the potential of a streamlined production process that is ultimately more profitable and hassle-free.  

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1 comment:

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