The New Face of Manufacturing

March 6, 2020

The manufacturing industry is undergoing tremendous change. The industrial revolution brought us assembly lines and mass production. The result was a dramatic increase in worker productivity. The digital revolution brings a host of new opportunities, enabled by data and the power and intelligence of cloud computing. However, it’s the talent, skill, and creativity of your people that determine success.

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Affinity Petcare

At Affinity we are much more than experts in animal nutrition. For 50 years we have worked together with a common purpose: to bring together humans, dogs and cats for a better world. Today, the more than 1.300 professionals who work at Affinity carry out this mission from our offices in Barcelona, Paris, Milan and São Paolo. Our five factories worldwide supply more than 50 countries.

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How to Solve Productivity Issues with Automated Quality Control

whitePaper | May 11, 2020

In manufacturing, the slightest deviation can have significant repercussions. This guide presents solutions, in the form of best practices, that will help quality and production managers solve their productivity issues and implement near-line and in-line automated dimensional inspections.

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Flexible Robotic End Effectors for Redeploying Robots

whitePaper | June 8, 2020

Before cobots and other fast-deployable robots, many automated manufacturing cells incorporated only fixed or dedicated tooling rather than solutions that allow for changes or updates. An advantage of fixed automation is that it allows for reliable and high throughput, but it also tends to be custom engineered towards a specific process. Any changes in the workpiece or production process often mean redesigning large sections of the fixed automation system or even starting completely over from scratch.

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IMPROVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY

whitePaper | July 1, 2020

The auto move manufacturer had incurred significant financial losses and struggled in denying methods in which they could optimize their excising operons and align with corporate Industry 4.0 incaves. They experienced bo@leneck operons that caused unplanned down me and had increasing scrap rates due to a lack of process visibility

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Enhance Manufacturing Operations with a Formal Product Lifecycle Management Solution

whitePaper | January 7, 2020

Implementing a PLM solution is top of mind for many manufacturing professionals in the race to keep up with an increasingly digital competitive landscape. But doing so involves tackling a range of challenges to ensure that personnel, business processes and IT infrastructure are equipped to be successful.

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Share to Gain: Unlocking Data Value in Manufacturing

whitePaper | January 13, 2020

Emerging technologies, such as advanced analytics and artificial intelligence, are transforming the world of production and creating new opportunities for industry, society and the environment. Data is critical, as is companies ability to manage it effectively. While manufacturers are making strides in this area, most focus on data within their companies and have difficulty maximizing their return on investment and driving innovation at scale.

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Industry 4.0 challenges and solutions for the digital transformation and use of exponential technologies

whitePaper | May 15, 2022

Around the world, traditional manufacturing industry is in the throes of a digital transformation that is accelerated by exponentially growing technologies (e.g. intelligent robots, autonomous drones, sensors, 3D printing). The pace of change reflects ’Moore’s law’ on the speed at which information technology-driven change happens. Companies and their industrial processes need to adapt to this rapid change if they are not to be left behind by developments in their sector and by their competitors.

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Affinity Petcare

At Affinity we are much more than experts in animal nutrition. For 50 years we have worked together with a common purpose: to bring together humans, dogs and cats for a better world. Today, the more than 1.300 professionals who work at Affinity carry out this mission from our offices in Barcelona, Paris, Milan and São Paolo. Our five factories worldwide supply more than 50 countries.

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