According to No Risk Automation newsletter, without precise specifications about the automation required and the outcomes expected, automation vendors sell what they have and the results will be disappointing. Many people say that the devil is in the details; in this case there are major costs in the details. Ignorance costs money at the time of installation; it costs time and efficiency modifying processes to meet what has been provided. Worst of all DCs and manufacturers may not look far enough in long-range planning, only to discover a system is purchased that is not capable of handling the additional operations required in the near, mid, or long term.
Solar Light® is pleased to announce their organization has purchased the SPF Analyzer product line from Optometrics. The product will extend their wide range of SPF testing equipment sold to cosmetic companies, clinical research laboratories and formulators.
Falcon Survey Engineering Consultants, an eminent land surveyor in UAE is now offering a complete land survey of International standard and quality. The company provides reliable and conscientious engineering, land survey solutions to a myriad of infrastructure, developments and construction projects like road Infrastructures, Buildings and bridge development, high rise tower in the UAE and as well as in other Middle East Countries. The company offers land surveying solutions for international clients, consulting and construction companies and government sectors.In U.A.E.,they have delivered effective solutions for the complete land surveying task as they work with the latest technological advances in the industry. Apart from the technology, the company also uses modern surveying equipment like GPS GNSS (Trimble R10, Trimble R8, Leica VIVA GS15, Sokkia, etc.), Total Stations (Leica, Topcon, Trimble, and Nikon etc.), Auto Levels (Leica, Sokkia, Nikon, and Topcon etc.), Laptop, Computer drafting, Plotting tools, Vehicle, and many more.
The November issue of No Risk Automation, a monthly e-news publication, discussed the increased focus on ergonomic considerations for automation. Until recently ergonomics has not been a word associated with automated guided vehicles (AGVs). AGVs have been considered stand-alone pieces of equipment that moved pallets, large bins, and totes. This perception and usage is changing, as there are now a few select companies that are taking AGV technology and applying it to applications that directly interface with humans. From moving parts to people for picking or manufacturing to mobile build assemblies, AGVs are now more than ever working with people instead of replacing them.
The October issue of No Risk Automation, a monthly e-news publication, explored the differences between automation at the distribution center (DC) versus manufacturing plant floor. Automation in manufacturing is accelerating, due to the sheer number of movements of product and the ease with which transportation can occur. Generally most product in manufacturing is transported on pallets or in bins.
Al Ameen Engineering, LLC has announced the launch of three versions of pit style dock leveler under their brand “Raframps”. Raframps is well known as the leading loading solution company in UAE and has been making forklift ramps, dock levelers, loading containers and dock boards for past 5 years. The products named as Raframp D2-10, Raframp D2.5-10 and Raframp D3-10 are said to decrease the lead times and price of manufacturing the dock levelers. When contacted, Mohd Shahnawaz, the Managing Director of Al Ameen Engineering said, “We have been providing leading solutions for the past 5 years and these products will help meet local market demands and increase safety and productivity of warehouse operations team." He further added,” Over the years Raframps have improved the design by adopting best engineering technology and processes for making best dock leveler that can provide better productivity and safety in the long run. These features will be visible in these upcoming products.”
Magline, Inc., the innovative lightweight route distribution company, and Rotacaster, maker of the first multi-directional industrial wheel, developed the Self-Stabilizing truck, was just reviewed by independent Humantech Ergonomics. Michael Hoonhorst, Senior Consultant and Ergonomics Engineer for Humantech, explained the 4 categories of the 4 star review in a Humantech video: impact on ergonomic risk factors, adjustability, innovation, and intuitiveness. To view the entire video, go to: http://www.humantech.com/blog/video-product-review-rotacaster-wheels/.
The October 13th issue of No Risk Automation, a monthly e-news publication, explored the maintenance costs of AGVs. The AGV maintenance costs creep up; they are sneaky and come on fast. These added maintenance costs are not always the fault of the manufacturer or the equipment. Many times it is a lack of sufficient preventive maintenance.
Formitize proudly announces its new Engineers App – a state-of-the-art, easy-to-use management software that aims to provide a powerful paperless solution for engineers across Australia and around the world.
Building, maintaining or repairing a commercial or residential property has always been a cumbersome task. It can become a further tedious and troublesome task if people don’t get a professional and expert building and engineering specialist. When looking for a commercial or Residential Engineering services in Sydney it’s crucial to look out for a qualified, trusted and experienced engineering consultants who can provide world class services at rates that fit the budgets and requirements.
The October 13th issue of No Risk Automation, a monthly e-news publication, discussed the top three mistakes made in automation selection. These mistakes include: not concentrating on the details, believing that the technology or the guidance is important, and failing to prepare a written specification of what is wanted and needed at the distribution center (DC) or manufacturing plant floor.
Bodkin Design and Engineering LLC (BD&E), an electro-optic systems and solutions design-to-build firm, is pleased to announce a new line of thermo-electrically driven blackbody radiometric reference sources available immediately in stock or customized models. BD&E develops next generation infrared (IR) equipment according to exacting standards that provide precise IR emission over the Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) and Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) spectral bands. These products are built for applications such as thermal imaging calibration, target projection, and infrared detector/pyrometer characterization. USB connectivity allows radiometric calibration and correction to be accomplished using single-point, two-point, or on-the-fly methods, infinity focus testing, and Minimum Resolvable Temperature Difference (MRTD) measurements.
Chipkin Automation Systems has released Barrigton LanStar MicroStar Gateway which allows the automation professionals to integrate, remote monitor and control their Barrington LanStar and Microstar system.
The September 15th issue of No Risk Automation, an e-news publication, explored reducing the bottom-line to increase profitability. There are many indicators that show two alarming statistics. The cost of labor and the associated loaded costs are increasing and the workforce for material handling jobs is rapidly shrinking. It is inevitable that for applications with moderate to long travel distances (involving structured movement of products) all movement will be performed by some form of automated vehicle without human intervention.
Designing a building is an arduous task and several parameters contribute to that. Especially, the effect of wind on the buildings plays a huge role in its designing part. Wind-induced motion will produce strong effects on tall, slender and flexible buildings and this can really affect the performance and safety of the buildings.
Cost avoidance must also be considered. Often, increases in mobile equipment accidents typically bring increases in the cost of Workers Compensation and Lost Time and production. There are often increases in operational requirements, which are best handled with a fixed one-time cost versus adding increasing recurring labor costs.
90% of industries rely on engineering products to improve the efficiency of the devices and improve the overall returns. With too many services offering these products, it is difficult for any industry owner to zero in on the right supplier that provides him with the products of exceptional quality and efficiency. This is where Cebeco Pty Ltd fits in as they have more than 40 years of experience in the field and have been delivering the products with uncompromised quality.
The September 15th issue of No Risk Automation, an e-news publication, discussed reducing the bottom-line to increase profitability. Purchasing and implementing automated guided vehicles for manufacturing and distribution centers (DCs) may reduce labor costs. There are many indicators that show two alarming statistics. The cost of labor and the associated loaded costs are increasing and the workforce for material handling jobs is rapidly shrinking. It is inevitable that for applications with moderate to long travel distances (involving structured movement of products) all movement will be performed by some form of automated vehicle without human intervention. Increased labors costs often trigger the exercise of cost analysis. To access the current and past newsletters, go to: http://www.noriskautomation.com/media/newsletter/.
The Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC) recently recognized HCSE as a certified MBE. Adding another feather to its success story, the structural engineer design service consented to a telephonic interview on the developments. Mr. Humza Choudhry is a reputed business person with strict standards for ethical partnerships and perfect project executions. On the telephone, Mr. Choudhry described the WRMSDC certification as a major milestone of achievement. He credited the award as a ‘natural reward’ for the high quality service HCSE has been delivering over the years.
The September 15th issue of No Risk Automation, an e-news publication, discussed reducing the bottom-line to increase profitability. Purchasing and implementing automated guided vehicles for manufacturing and distribution centers (DCs) may reduce labor costs. There are many indicators that show two alarming statistics.
The September 15th issue of No Risk Automation, an important e-news publication, recommended that all costs need to be considered when adopting automated guided vehicles (AGVs). It is critical that manufacturers and distribution center (DC) managers make an informed decision on return on investment (ROI). Costs can be evaluated in a myriad of ways. Cost avoidance must also be considered. Often, increases in mobile equipment accidents typically bring increases in the cost of Workers Compensation and Lost Time and production. There are often increases in operational requirements, which are best handled with a fixed one-time cost versus adding increasing recurring labor costs. To access the current and past newsletters, go to: http://www.noriskautomation.com/media/newsletter/.
Sintec have today announced their establishment into the North American engineering market. Sintec US LTD, the subsidiary company of Sintec UK LTD, have now established themselves into the North American mechanical and electrical installation industry and are now progressing through various new states.
The September 15th issue of No Risk Automation, a monthly e-news publication, discussed the safety consideration in automation. The key factor in choosing AGV automation must always be the determination that the new automated system will operate safely in the DC or plant floor. This top priority is integral in the AGV purchasing decision because the answer is almost always yes when AGVs are purchased from reputable vendors who follow ANSI B56.5.
The September 15th issue of No Risk Automation, a monthly e-news publication, discussed the Lean process needed to purchase and implement Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for manufacturing and distribution centers (DCs). Often AGV companies will propose a solution, obtain a purchase order, and then write a formal proposal. It is not appropriate. The formal proposal is needed so the customer can evaluate if the solution truly meets their requirements, metrics, and needs. Too often AGV vendors do not fully disclose the costs for the full project and implementation.
Since the late 1990s, with the rapid advance in electronic technology making it more affordable and available, radio control flying has become a popular hobby. Unfortunately, many hobbyists experience the expense of having their craft plunge to the ground uncontrollably after experiencing problems in the flight control unit with frozen autopilot, lost GPS or magnetometer. Sometimes this can result in property damage not only to the operator's craft, but also where the craft crashed or even bodily harm if it caused injury to bystanders or others enjoying their day. An Austrian company, GizmoTech GmbH, has created an Auto-Pilot manager and launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise capital bring the circuit control board to the commercial-users, professionals and hobbyist, faster through mass production.