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November 20, 2020
Smart Factories Integrate PLCs, Automation and Robotics

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.

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September 18, 2020

As Covid-19 is brought under control, many people are anxious to get back to work.  While some may be able to work from home, it is important that safety measures are in place for those who must physically return to their workplaces.  The manufacturing industry must have measures in place to prevent the potential spread of the virus as technicians return to warehouses, factories, and other workplaces.  Let us review a few new technologies and procedural changes employers can implement to ensu

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June 22, 2020
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If you own a smartphone, you may be following (or have at least heard about) the rollout of 5G cellular technology - the fifth generation of wireless network technology following 4G, and the new global standard. 5G technology stands to revolutionize communication, offering a myriad of benefits, from increased bandwidth and device connectivity, to faster downloading times, and reduced latency.

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August 14, 2019

A hallmark and defining business trend of recent years has been the push to “go green” across industries.

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June 13, 2019

From neighbourhood rooftop solar panels to electric vehicles sharing the road, the evolution to an efficient, flexible and fully electric system is underway.

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February 27, 2018
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With a swelling global population and industrialization on the rise, our species’ voracious appetite for energy has reached unprecedented levels. In fact, it’s been estimated that since commercial oil drilling began in the 1850s, we have drained more than 135 billion tonnes of crude oil to fuel our home and industries. Not only are fossil fuels detrimental to the environment, they’re also quickly depleting.

How can humanity sustain itself?

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November 17, 2016
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These days, there’s evidently no shortage of creative ideas capable of fulfilling one of society’s many needs. For proof, one needs only to look around and take note of the rising number of small businesses and startups admiringly contending with large, multinational conglomerates, carving out niche market and delivering some truly remarkable products and services.

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