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    Force Design Blog

    Workforce and the IIoT

    Dec 30, 2021 8:52:11 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Industrial Automation, Automation, Smart Machines, IIoT,

    The internet allows the global economy to run, and innovations like 5G cellular networks are fueling its growth. Virtually every company sends or collects information online or stores large amounts of data on cloud servers, and technology developed to help scientists share information now connects tens of billions of devices.

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    Using KPIs to Refine and Improve Automation

    Dec 29, 2021 11:30:00 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in End-of-Line Packaging, Automated packaging,

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates once said that automation makes efficient operations more efficient and inefficient operations less efficient. The implication is that manufacturers should improve the efficiency of their automated processes.

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    Sustainable Materials for Your End-of-Line Packaging

    Dec 29, 2021 8:20:07 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in End-of-Line Packaging, Automated packaging,

    Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, online shopping has become more popular than ever. Consumers nationwide are buying online, and U.S. businesses are shipping billions of tons of goods each year.

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    How Can Robotic End-of-Line-Packaging Boost Your Company?

    Dec 23, 2021 1:37:51 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in End-of-Line Packaging, Automated packaging,

    Not too many years ago, the manufacturing industry relied on manual operations for most end-of-line packaging. However, robotics has transformed the entire process by significantly enhancing efficiencies, increasing safety, and reducing costs.

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    What is the Objective of Robotic Welding?

    Nov 5, 2021 3:30:03 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Welding, Robotics,


    If you do a large amount of welding in your facility, you might wonder if automated welding is a good fit for your operations. That generally depends on your objectives and goals for automation. They differ for every company, but usually encompass three primary areas: efficiency, quality, and workforce management.

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    Choosing the Right Industrial Robot for Your Manufacturing Facility

    Nov 1, 2021 4:49:51 PM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Welding, Robotics,

    As the use of robots in manufacturing becomes more commonplace, you've probably given more than just a stray thought to adding one to your facility. And as you started to research them, it likely didn't take long for you to realize that choosing one is not as easy as you thought it might be.

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    What Goes into Designing Custom Automation Equipment?

    Sep 22, 2021 10:29:00 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Automation Equipment, Custom Automated Equipment, Automation integrator,


    Custom-designed automation equipment From a solitary stand-alone welding station to a fully integrated assembly, inspection, and packaging line that fills an entire facility, to many points in between, custom automation is designed to meet specific goals unique to each manufacturer. For this reason, it’s essential to partner with an automation integrator who understands your needs and can guide you through various options to a system that is right for you.

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    5 Ways Manufacturing Automation Benefits Your Business

    Sep 15, 2021 10:04:00 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Manufacturing, Automation Equipment,


    Manufacturing automation plays an essential role in various industrial processes. By installing robotic and other automated systems in place of, or to assist, human workers, businesses can  increase production, ensure quality, and substantially reduce the risk of mistakes and injuries.

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    Products Made with Industrial Automation Solutions (by Industry)

    Sep 8, 2021 9:55:00 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Automation, Manufacturing,

    Automation solutions are cropping up in practically every industry. Manufacturers use technology to automate tasks and processes that include assembly, packaging, material handling, machining, robotic welding, advanced inspections, and shipping. Initially designed to increase productivity by taking on repetitive tasks that humans once performed, automation has now shifted the nature of manufacturing work by increasing productivity and the skill levels needed to maintain that productivity.

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    5 Common Industrial Robot Applications

    Sep 1, 2021 9:11:59 AM / contributions by Seth Angle posted in Industrial Automation, Robotic arm,


    Industrial robots have become an essential component of modern manufacturing. They increase production and quality by repeating tasks with precise movements, few errors, and no need for breaks. They can also replace human workers on tasks with poor ergonomic conditions or exposure to hazardous materials or equipment. Many manufacturers are investing in collaborative robots, a.k.a. cobots, which can work safely in proximity to humans.

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