Recent Articles

June 24, 2015 3:02 pm
Maura Falk, Associate Editor
Through the creation of an augmented reality system that connects the entire plant floor, manufacturers are able to increase efficiency and ROI when dealing with machine failures. To explain this new system, Bob Meads, the CEO of iQuest, took the time to answer some of IMPO’s most pressing questions.
June 24, 2015 10:05 am
Ed Diehl
Manufacturers can tap into control integration expertise by using a main automation contractor, often referred to as a MAC, who takes the lead by integrating all aspects of their project, resulting in a smoother and faster start-up.
June 23, 2015 10:09 am
Mark Gross
A look at how manufacturers can benefit from implementing a content management strategy.
June 22, 2015 2:25 pm
Jeff Frankel
Increasing efficiency, productivity and gaining competitive advantage are only some of the reasons manufacturing companies large and small are turning to document management systems.
June 22, 2015 9:29 am
GH Rao, President – Engineering Services (ERS) for HCL Technologies
Recently, we’ve witnessed a shift from products to an ecosystem of services around the product focusing on end user experience.
June 19, 2015 10:36 am
Sameer Bhatia
Purchasing a new enterprise application is an important step your company can take toward becoming a better business. But like all new workplace initiatives, just because you build it doesn’t mean that they will come.
June 18, 2015 2:53 pm
William G. Sutton, CAE, President and CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
When you’re looking to preserve or access capital, equipment financing is an attractive option that offers these and numerous other benefits when acquiring equipment. With leasing, knowing the factors that go into deciding whether to enter into a fair market value (FMV) lease or $1 buyout lease will enable you to make the right financing choice for the equipment you need to operate your business. 
June 18, 2015 9:44 am
Jacob Haugen
Virtualization as a manufacturing tool is powerful because it's hardware independent for systems that cannot fail.
June 17, 2015 2:21 pm
Tim Kister, CMRP, Life Cycle Engineering
Developing and executing a weekly maintenance schedule comes with its own unique set of challenges. However, there are ways to make it easier, more manageable and most important effective. 
June 17, 2015 9:41 am
Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info
Here are some examples of innovative solutions IoT can provide.
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