Traceability is documenting every step of production in order to enhance quality, proactively manage recalls, and provide process visibility. The challenge is determining which technology should be used in the application — RFID, barcode, or both? We will discuss each method and help determine when to use one over the other.
Since 2001, business leaders in myriad industries have been using Lean Six Sigma to drive improvements, enabling their companies to reduce cycle time and waste and increase revenue and profits. In this presentation, the world’s most respected expert on Lean Six Sigma, Michael L. George Sr., shows how to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to dramatically enhance any Lean Six Sigma management program.
Since cobots burst onto the manufacturing scene a decade ago, they have transformed many factory floors and made automation more accessible to smaller manufacturers. These next-generation machines can control force and work safely next to people on assembly lines without traditional safety guarding.
On Demand Gene Goodson first described his rapid plant assessment process in 2002 for the Harvard Business Review. More than 1,000 plant tours and assessments later, Goodson applied the accumulated data to create a workbook Rate Lean: Fast, published by the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan.
On Demand If you’re a small or mid-sized manufacturer, or are facing the challenges of low-volume, high-mix production, you may be wondering if collaborative robots, or “cobots” are right for you. In this webinar, Sales Development Manager at Universal Robots, Michael DeGrace will share and highlight the significant benefits associated with using collaborative robots in the manufacturing industry such as easy programming, quick set-up, ability to use multiple applications with quick changeover as well as cost.
On Demand Some 12,838,000 million Americans held manufacturing jobs in April 2019. That’s 12 percent more than April 2010, it’s the highest total since December 2008. Overall, the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent in April 2019—the lowest jobless rate since December 1969.
On Demand We will introduce you to laser-guided assembly, templating, and quality inspection featuring the new laser technology. The new technology goes beyond just replacing expensive and cumbersome physical templates with virtual templates. New enhancements such as In-Process Verification and Feature-Based Alignment simplify the entire templating process, allowing you to verify the accuracy of the assembly at each step so you will have a high confidence in the quality of the finished product.
On Demand This dynamic webinar hosted by Mountz, The Torque Tool Specialists ®, focuses on applications and trends in torque management. You will learn the secrets to improving productivity, reducing costs and creating more control over your assembly line which also increases safety for line-workers and end-users. Hosted by a 15+ year torque industry veteran, through real world examples you will discover what forward-thinking companies in aeronautics, automotive and medtec are doing today to move from Good to Great utilizing modern torque techniques.
On Demand More and more manufacturers are using robots to improve productivity, increase repeatability and address quality issues. Applications include assembly, pick-and-place, material handling and packaging. Flexible automation systems are no longer just for large manufacturers—they also offer numerous benefits to small- and medium-sized companies. But, taking the plunge into automation can sometimes be challenging.