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The Evolution of PLCS

July 21, 2021
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Nowadays, with almost every service imaginable available to us on our smartphone, it’s difficult to envision what technology was like before the invention of a single controller. For factories and manufacturing plants, the invention of programmable logic controllers (or PLCs) revolutionized the industrial automation process, as its cutting-edge technology replaced a complicated system of electromagnetic relays with a singular controller.

Electromechanical Trends in the Automotive Industry

June 30, 2021
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As efficient as modern manufacturing processes have become, owning and operating a smart factory is not without its challenges. Finding ways to produce goods more quickly, with a greater degree of safety, at a higher quality, and at a lower cost are all facets of manufacturing that are urgently being iterated upon, even by industry leaders in the automotive sector.

The Technologies Transforming Industries 4.0

June 23, 2021
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1. Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or often referred to as Industry 4.0, is currently underway in all aspects of the global economy. Industry 4.0 represents the ongoing automation of both the traditional manufacturing processes and other industrial practices across non-manufacturing sectors of the economy.

How PLCs Are Applied In Various Industries

June 03, 2021
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In the most basic terms, a programmable logic controller (PLC) is a computer that’s equipped with a microprocessor, but has no keyboard, mouse, or monitor. Though this description might make it seem like PLCs suffer from limited functionality, quite the opposite is true. In fact, PLCs are built to drive the most complicated manufacturing processes and withstand very harsh industrial environments.

Three Tech Trends in Industrial Manufacturing

May 20, 2021
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, is constantly and rapidly evolving. New technological advancements in industrial smart factories seem to be happening all the time. This article will take a look at some of the biggest current tech trends in industrial manufacturing.

How Smart Factories Integrate PLCs, Automation and Robotics

November 20, 2020
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The beginning of this, the third decade of the new millennium, may have started out rather bleak, but it does not mean that things like innovation or advances in technology have come to a grinding halt. In fact, quite the opposite is true. As we find ourselves in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (more commonly referred to as Industry 4.0) the adoption of automated machinery in the manufacturing sector shows no indication of slowing down.

The Rise of Augmented Intelligence

July 13, 2020
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has increasingly become a hot topic of conversation, no doubt as a result of our fascination with the technology. And even though the potential benefits to the human race seem limitless, there are those who caution against widespread adoption of the technology. AI, after all, is often linked to the understandable concern that it threatens to reduce opportunities in the manufacturing sector for the human workforce. 

How Solar-Powered IoT Sensors Can Improve Infrastructure

June 08, 2020
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The Internet of Things (IoT) has certainly made life easier for the end consumer. But when paired with other well-established technologies like low power smart sensors, solar power, and battery technology, it can also be a vital component to helping civil engineers detect structural problems in aging municipal and national infrastructure before a catastrophic event can occur.