Robotic Process Automation: Influencing the Modern Factory

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Oct 28, 2020 12:04:30 PM

Automation has streamlined the modern manufacturing process. Instead of spending hours manually assembling materials, specialized machines now have the ability to quickly and precisely construct products within minutes. This idea can be translated into the concept of virtual automation as well. Because of this, robotic process automation is a key component of almost every modern factory. Below, we’ll explore the basics of robotic process automation and delve into how this specific variant of automation can benefit your organization in the long run.

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Topics: automation, robotics

Big Data and Augmented Analytics: Influencing the Modern Factory

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Sep 23, 2020 11:47:06 AM

The ability to analyze and understand large sets of data quickly and accurately is vital to success in modern factory environments. Critical factors such as big data and augmented analytics play key roles in a factory’s ability to operate efficiently, while avoiding potential errors. Below we’ll walk you through the concepts of big data and augmented analytics, the advantages they provide, and various ways they influence the modern factory environment.

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Topics: automation, data management, IoT, Sensors

Applications for the Siemens Open Controller

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on Jun 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM

An open controller (not to be confused with an open-loop controller) is a control system that has multiple processors embedded into the controller itself. Because of this, open controllers are able to run both ladder logic and windows-based applications inside a singular enclosure. The consolidation of these processes allows for flexibility, giving your controller the ability to run, monitor, and access a plethora of applications. Below, we’ll address a few of the most prominent applications of a Siemens open controller in contemporary factories and discuss the advantages an open controller may offer your company in the long run.

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Topics: automation, totally integrated automation, Product Safety

The Essentials of Magswitch Automation Magnets

Posted by Advanced Controls & Distribution on May 18, 2018 10:38:45 AM

Electromagnets are highly popular and relied-upon in the entire fabrication industry. But in recent years, a new technology has made headway, one that revolutionizes the entire concept. Magswitch Technology aims to offer a switchable mechanism to welders, eliminating the need for electricity while providing magnetic fields stronger than electromagnets of the same size. Magswitch automation magnets aren’t permanent magnets either; instead it holds the capability to turn on/off with the switch of a button. This gives it a significant advantage over permanent magnets, specifically the ability to power it off to allow debris to fall from the magnet.

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Topics: Industrial Magnets, automation

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