The recent tax reform legislation provides many benefits for manufacturers in the U.S., who are just coming off the best year of factory activity since 2004. The elements of the legislation that have the most impact on manufacturers’ taxes include: Corporate
Unplanned downtime can be a killer for manufacturing costs. Predictive maintenance helps eliminate unplanned downtime by allowing manufacturers to be proactive and use data to guide their work. This article in IndustryWeek provides a good overview of predictive maintenance and
Allen-Bradley Ultra3000 Servo Drives were discontinued by Rockwell at the end of 2016. The Ultra3000 has been a valuable work horse for Rockwell Automation customers. These drives were able to do standalone indexing as well as ride on both DeviceNet and
Ransomware and cyber attacks at manufacturers is becoming increasingly common, disrupting operations and causing millions of dollars worth of damages. Consumer Products company Reckitt Bensicker was recently the victim of one such attack that impacted the company’s 60 factories. What
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