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Connecting Forklifts to the Industrial Internet of Things


ITAMCO, a manufacturer of precision-machined components and high-precision gears, has linked its forklifts to its network-based communication system. This connection to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) significantly reduces the time it takes to get material ready for the next operation.

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Maximum Green


A manufacturer that is distinctive for its attention to in-cycle machining productivity describes its efforts to obtain efficiency improvements outside of the machining cycle. The shop’s primary tool is a simple, daily, graphical recap that illustrates when each machine tool was and was not making parts.

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ZONE: EDM » Robots

EDM Cell Cuts Lead Time in Half, Improves Quality


Sodick's AG60L sinker EDM and an Erowa Robot Compact helped Ford Tool and Machining LLC cut lead time in half when it needed to reduce downtime and increase repeatability.

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Variations on the Rotary Transfer Theme


A Hydromat open house event demonstrates the degree to which rotary transfer machines can be tailored to specific high-volume applications.

Gardner Business Index

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GBI: Metalworking for January 2016 – 44.4


Industry continues its slow upward trend.

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