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Power Over Ethernet Bridge Withstands Washdowns and Wet Manufacturing Processes

The Swift Sensors standard bridge is engineered for food and beverage manufacturing plant areas where water, cleaning solutions, and other chemicals come into contact with monitoring equipment. A ruggedized IoT networking solution, the water-resistant Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard bridge 1011 features an IP54-rated enclosure, a single cable for power and Ethernet, 256-bit AES enterprise

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Using wireless sensors to maintain social distancing on the factory floor

Protecting workers’ health and safety is key to getting manufacturing back online. As supply chains restart and stay-at-home rules ease, factories are starting to reopen. But production lines and factory floors look quite different from before the pandemic. Now, plants must give workers enough space to prevent the spread of viral particles. They should also

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Extend Manufacturing Equipment Life with IoT and PdM

Every manufacturer wants to get the most value from their equipment investment because replacing machinery is expensive and disruptive. However, downtime and production errors caused by aging equipment failures are costly, too. Unplanned downtime costs industrial manufacturers an estimated $50 billion per year. To avoid replacement expenses and unplanned downtime costs, a growing number of

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IoT Equipment Data Solves Problems, Keeps Customers Happy

Solving customer problems and earning repeat business are central challenges for any business, but in manufacturing, the stakes tend to be higher than average. When a manufacturing customer has a problem with a product, it may cause costly downtime. The longer it takes to fix the issue, the more expensive the customer’s problem becomes. This

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How IoT Can Help Facilities Quickly Adapt to Pandemic-Related Disruption

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of life, including the economy. As industries work to adapt to a “new normal” of shifting consumer and B2B demand, new ways of working, and profound financial impacts, many businesses are seeking ways to stay afloat with fewer resources. That search may lead businesses to adopt some

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Manufacturing Labor Shortages Are the New Normal

Manufacturing executives, recruiters and hiring managers know firsthand what we see in the headlines: there’s a shortage of workers to fill open manufacturing jobs, and that shortage is expected to grow in the next few years. This skills gap is caused by factors like low unemployment, a wave of worker retirements and what the National

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The Competitiveness Gap Between Manufacturers with IIoT and Those Without Won’t Stop Growing

Manufacturers need to continuously improve efficiency and productivity to stay competitive. This has always been true. Now, though, the IIoT and machine learning are helping manufacturers identify areas for improvement faster than ever before, creating a competitiveness gap between industrial manufacturing businesses that have already adopted IIoT tools and those that haven’t. Because of the

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How the Industrial Internet of Things Can Improve School Lunch Programs

School food program managers are the unsung heroes of the food service industry. While they oversee the production of breakfasts and lunches for hundreds or thousands of students each day, they also have to meet federal nutrition requirements, stay on top of food safety and food allergy issues, support and motivate their employees, maintain kitchen

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How the IIoT will help manufacturers in 2020

The IIoT will have a big impact on industrial productivity and cost savings in the year ahead. Already, 62% of the industrial-manufacturing sector is using IoT technology in operations, and that number is almost sure to rise in the coming months. That’s why it seems like everyone’s talking about the IIoT right now.However, not everyone

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