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The Growing Use of Technology in Manufacturing

by John Dillans

Technology is everywhere and it’s quickly creeping into all aspects of our lives. One area that is experiencing tremendous change due to technology is the industry of manufacturing. One of the technological advances include robots that perform assembly and material handling as well as dangerous or repetitive tasks; remote performance monitoring sensors that can track manufacturing cycles and sense possible maintenance issues; and computerized maintenance managements systems, which help reduce the need for on-site personnel.

Another area that is having a tremendous impact on manufacturers is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). With IoT tech, machinery and devices can “talk” to each other in real time and adjust accordingly. If a problem arises with a device, other equipment on the network are informed and react based on the situation. This means decreased downtime, less waste and lower costs while keeping quality and output high.

For more on this, check out the infographic below!

The Growing Use of Technology in Manufacturing from Advanced Technology Services, a provider of predictive maintenance services

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