Smart Manufacturing for Smart Materials

January 01, 1900 | 274 views
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart manufacturing initiatives are accelerating the creation of new technologies, transforming global manufacturing. This closed loop will have the power to link the entire value chain from raw material to end user and will eventually lead to continuously optimized manufacturing driven by artificial intelligence. Specifically, in polymer manufacturing, a broad approach is underway to improve and optimize the production and research of new materials.

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UltraSource LLC

UltraSource serves the processing and packaging equipment needs of thousands of companies worldwide in the meat and poultry, seafood, produce, dairy, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. Whether it's kill floor, further processing, vacuum or modified atmosphere packaging, or high-speed labeling, our comprehensive offering includes over 250 products which enable us to custom tailor equipment solutions that meet the production line objectives, labor goals, budget constraints, and brand image of our customers.

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UltraSource LLC

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