UWrap, a Blackpool-based provider of shrink wrap machines, have remarked upon the news that the Packaging Innovations 2015 show attracted a record number of visitors.
Manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler, contributing editor for Robotics Tomorrow authored the article, titled, "Robots at ProMat to Feature Indian AGVs for the First Time." According to Cutler, the order picking AGVs (automated guided vehicles) or BOTS are used to move ordered products to trailer-loading area for distribution.
Manufacturing is traditionally perceived as an industry that lags behind in technology adoption. According to Ultriva this may not be true. Forecast Errors, a weekly e-newsletter, shares methods, modes, and tools used in a variety of supply chain industries and recently reported that a new study by Softchoice found that manufacturing actually leads all other industries in cloud app adoption (think Google Docs, Box, Salesforce, etc.). The reshoring movement, which has forced manufacturers to rethink their operations and supply chain efficiency, has been a major contributor to the industry's leading position in cloud application adoption.
PDP Solutions' president, Louise Dickmeyer discussed why manufacturers need to outsource communication in the company's recent blog. Dr. Marvin Marshall shared in Reliable Plant magazine that without trust in the workplace, communication and teamwork will erode. Additionally, morale decreases while turnover rises. He suggests three approaches to build shop floor employees' trust in management, thereby making the workplace an environment filled with innovation, creativity, and ultimately higher profits for all.
Pcdata USA recently shared online retail shopping predictions in their newsletter Picking Perfection. According to a study conducted by Forrester and published by eMarketer.com, U.S. retail e-commerce sales are expected to reach $362 billion by 2016 and will continue to grow at a double-digit rate. Omni-channel retailing is steadily growing in size in the market, especially from the e-commerce segment. By 2015, the number of online shoppers will exceed 200 million in the U.S., representing over 90 percent of all Internet users. Not only is the number of shoppers increasing, the amount spent by each shopper annually is also expected to increase from $1,207 in 2012 to $1,738 by 2016. Retailers who want to compete in the omni-channel world must be able to fulfill orders from anywhere to anywhere, whether the consumer's home or the retail store. Picking Perfection newsletter is reporting weekly how these trends are changing the growth of various picking tools increase efficiency.
Delivering Excellence newsletter, sponsored by Michigan-based Magline, is reporting weekly how manufacturing trends are changing the growth of various programs and organizations. Michigan is undergoing dramatic improvements in both manufacturing and supply chain material handling growth. Businesses are looking to locate or expand in Michigan can expect help from the state and the most active tool is the Small Business Credit Initiative — a loan program designed to help small- and medium-size companies that are in a growth mode and have challenges accessing debt.
Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. is proud to recognize the employees celebrating their anniversary of dedicated service to Hytrol. Employees with an April anniversary start date have more than 1000 years of service.
Last month more than 400 members of the media attended ProMat 2015 in Chicago. Leading manufacturing journalist Thomas R. Cutler was among the press covering the show. Cutler, contributing editor for Robotics Tomorrow, authored the article, titled, "Robots at ProMat to Feature Indian AGVs for the First Time." According to Cutler, the order picking AGVs (automated guided vehicles) or BOTS are used to move ordered products to trailer-loading area for distribution. Distribution center (DC) operations managers must ensure these vehicles are capable of executing multiple paths and bus routes, possess safety features including safety-class bumpers and laser range sensors for obstacle detection. It is critical to have multi-vehicle coordination and optional intersection management. These "labor" workers must integrate with central MES (manufacturing execution systems).
There has been an increased use of chemicals in manufacturing, processing, tanning and medical industries. Demands for chemical items like carbonic acid, sulphuric acid and many others have naturally gone up. Molbase provides a suitable online platform where both buyers and sellers can establish contact for purchasing and selling chemical items. Besides, purchasers can get information of every chemical substance using this chemical search engine. They can also get the updated list of chemical suppliers with office address and contact number. Users have the opportunity to see the product lists with actual CAS No. mentioned beside each of the chemical product. Chemical formula of every product is mentioned in this site which helps to examine the component ratio of these products.
CHOE TECHOLOGY is a brand that specializes in designing and manufacturing USB chargers, USB car chargers, wireless chargers and solar chargers, with an ambition to continue making the most advanced and high quality mobile device chargers and accessories. Recently the company released its newest product which is the world's first Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 charger with multi ports. The new charger has 6 ports which allow users to connect and charge almost any USB device, including Android, Apple phones, tablets and any other digital products that charge with a USB cord. The company believes that this new multi-port charger is the best choice for travelers and people on the go who use multiple mobile devices that require charging.
Laser cutting and engraving has been an integral part of various industries. It has been there for many years and their use has increased in the modern world. One needs to make a proper research on the best laser engraving machine suppliers before they buy one. These machines require huge investment and a proper research can help in getting value for money. One of the companies that sell these products online through their store is Morntech.
Rodge Brooks, Director of Application Engineering, leads the stewardship of compressor development at all global T/CCI locations. In addition, he oversees validation test and compressor specific coordination, along with acting as APQP lead.
According to Louise Dickmeyer, President of PDP Solutions, there are effective ways to on-board a plant floor worker without them feeling overwhelmed and it starts with leadership communication. From the first day every new employee joins a manufacturing company is an opportunity to the C-level executives to build rapport, connection, and communication both what is expected and the value of the employee. From the first day new manufacturing employees start on the job, they begin to make judgments about the company, their manager, their peers, and the job they have been hired to do. Too many first days are wasted days with new employees sitting around doing nothing while they wait for their managers to pay attention to them. Often they are funneled into half-hearted orientation programs & bombarded with information overload.
Local support allows manufacturing and distribution customers in Montreal, Canada to feel more confident in the conveyor system purchased. Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc., manufacturer of advanced conveyor systems, controls, and solutions attributes the integration partner network critical to the company's success. Hytrol's unique relationship with integration partners allows the company to provide a great advantage to the customer.
Expanding upon its already extensive array of li-ion battery material offerings, Targray is pleased to announce that it has also begun to supply necessary components for supercapacitors to manufacturers as well.
CRN Doors, a leading UK designer, manufacturer, and installer of frameless glass doors, has announced a new line of bi-folding doors to accommodate many architectural styles. The breakthrough design in retractable bi-folding doors includes 19 mm wide aluminium side frames. These reduce the width of traditional double-glazed door panels by 70%.
Retaining their name as one of the leading providers of welding equipment, LONGEVITY now offers plasma cutters at reduced prices. The cutters available with the company are extremely user- friendly and deliver the best results. Customers can rely on the Plasma Cutters provided by Longevity as they are considered to be the best in the market and can be used to cut exotic metals, as well as aluminum. The company provides plasma cutting equipment that requires minimal clean-up and cuts smoothly without gas, as it is done with a shop air compressor. The plasma cutters provided by the company are very easy to setup and are suitable for cutting various types of metals.
Establishing themselves as leaders in providing high-quality and durable welding equipment, LONGEVITY has now organized their wide range of welders for sale. The wide range of welders that have been organized in this sale include equipment like MIG Wire Welders, TIG Welders, Stick Welders, Industrial Welders, Submerged Arc Welders, Multi-Process Welders and much more. Obtaining welding equipment through this sale will help individuals get welding equipment at the most discounted rates.
Establishing themselves as the top providers of welding equipment, Longevity Global Inc. is now presenting their customers with their range of stick welders for sale. Individuals can get these stick welders at the most competitive prices through the company's sale. The range of stick welders that they are offering includes STICKWELD 140, STICKWELD 200i, STICKWELD 140STL, STICKWELD 200, STICKWELD 250 and many others. Their stick welders organized in the sale are crafted perfectly to meet the high-end needs of their customers. Besides this, the stick welders that they offer are of top-notch quality, are durable and easy to utilize.
Shelving.com, the Auburn Hills-based, second-generation family-owned business specializing in assisting customers to utilize and organize storage space effectively, today announced it is offering free warehouse safety inspections.
Stressing the importance of success in all facets of their business, from their own operations to end-users, LEM Products Inc. is proud to announce they are providing innovative solutions to the manufacturing and management processes of safety products. When it comes to safety hazard signs, labels, and tags, the ability to identify these products begins at the planning and production level. They work hard to maximize efficiency throughout the supply chain with their solutions.
Performance and durability count. T/CCI customers rely on compressors to keep their vehicles running and their operators comfortable, even in the toughest environments. When a customer experiences issues with their compressors, the company is committed to fully investigate the situation and offer solutions that will keep everyone up and running.
Manufacturing CEOs face myriad staffing issues today: a lack of skilled workers, concern over succession planning, and "building a strong bench" so that the company can continue successfully when current management retires. Communicating about succession planning with employees encourages employee engagement according to Louise Dickmeyer, President of PDP Solutions.
Pcdata USA, the global leader in logistics automations systems for fast moving consumer goods, announced the new hire of Zakarya Raskett as systems engineer to support the operations team. Prior to joining the Pcdata team, Raskett worked at Comcast, where he executed commercial and residential installations and performed troubleshooting visits. Raskett will report to Russell Powell, Pcdata USA's Business Analyst / Systems Engineer.
Chris J Shult, President of Babush Material Handling Systems, Inc. shared, "What I most appreciate about Hytrol is that they really take an ownership stake in what they sell. Once they have an order they make sure that it is designed and built to meet our needs and if it is not, they do whatever is necessary to make it right."