MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Zero unplanned downtime: dream or reality?
British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke famously stated in his third law of prediction that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Predictive analytics is not quite magic, but it could make a world of difference for companies who want to save costs and improve efficiency. Here, Leroy Spence, manager for the Americas at industrial equipment supplier, EU Automation, discusses how manufacturers can use predictive analytics to manage assets and minimise downtime.
Contact vs. contact-free coding: a guide
The terms ‘contact’ and ‘contact-free’ are often used in relation to industrial coding, but what do they actually mean and why does it matter whether a coder is contact-free or not? Richard Pether, director at coding and marking specialist Rotech, discusses the suitability of each method in a number of commonly encountered coding scenarios.