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A few months ago a customer and I met to discuss their Industry 4.0 & IIoT pilot project. We discussed technology options and ways to collect data from the existing manufacturing process. Options like reading the data directly from the … Continue reading
I have had countless conversations over the years regarding barcode vs RFID. Most of those discussions I explained that both technologies have their own unique set of features and benefits and it is rarely the case where they are competing. … Continue reading
With responsibilities expanding, resources declining, and margins narrowing, companies today must scrutinize every dollar spent. Bad decisions are often based on bad data. An informed decision, on the other hand, can be defended in the light of the facts. In … Continue reading
In many cases, the mechanical components of an older machine can basically operate forever. Critical surfaces can be remachined, and bearings and gears can be replaced again and again to restore lost accuracy and repeatability. But what about the control system? … Continue reading