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Emily Koly

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Basic Industrial Controls Always In Stock

Posted by Emily Koly on Oct 25, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Just like an Ice Cream Stand should never run out of chocolate and vanilla, your industrial controls partner should have basic industrial controls ready when you need them.

The Common Components of Basic Industrial Controls

Every piece of modern industrial equipment has some form of pilot device, power supply and network component on it. These devices allow operators to control the equipment, and the equipment to "communicate" with the operator. Because they are so commonly used, the number of devices present in even a small manufacturing facility is large, and being such an important part in the production environment, when these items fail, replacing them quickly is a high priority. 

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FESTO Mobile Mechatronics Lab Brings You Local Automation Solutions

Posted by Emily Koly on Dec 6, 2016 11:30:00 AM

RAF Automation is pleased to sponsor the FESTO Mobile Mechatronics Lab at our Solon, OH facility today.

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3 Crucial OEE Solutions to Expertly Mine Mission-Critical Data

Posted by Emily Koly on Dec 4, 2015 11:56:00 AM

In today’s rapidly changing production environment, with innovative manufacturing and process improvements appearing faster than ever, one constant remains: the importance of data and the value in putting it to work for your manufacturing facility.

Enter OEE: overall equipment effectiveness.

When you effectively mine this valuable data, you gain the insight you need to improve production line efficiency, reduce downtime and manufacturing costs, while making profit-producing strides through product quality improvement.

What does this mean in reality? Production bottlenecks become a thing of the past. Your equipment no longer limits the pace of your manufacturing processes. Most of all, OEE provides you with simple, systematic ways of finding budget-wise solutions for process improvements whenever they are present.

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Structural Aluminum: More Than Just An Industrial Fence

Posted by Emily Koly on Nov 14, 2015 9:33:00 AM

Think of it as Industrial Lumber

Structural aluminum, also known as T Slot aluminum profile, has been a staple in industrial automation for decades. Typically used to fabricate safety guarding, machine bases, component parts racks and purpose-built carts, the number of manufacturers producing this family of product is vast. While each manufacturer will list the features it believes differentiates its product from the rest, in the end, the aluminum profile itself is really nothing more than dimensional lumber.

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Production Sensors for Gathering Valuable, Real-Time Information

Posted by Emily Koly on Nov 7, 2015 9:30:00 AM

A Never Ending Physical?

No one relishes trips to the doctor’s office, especially the annual required physical. However, those that keep the appointment, despite the temporary discomfort during the exam, do so because they know that the advantages of an annual physical exam are a vital part of preventative illness measures taken to ensure a long and healthy life.

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Manufacturing and the Internet of Things

Posted by Emily Koly on Oct 25, 2015 9:30:00 AM

The “Internet of Things.” It’s one of the hottest topics around. The concept, developed a decade ago by a group of visionary companies including Cisco, provides a way to think about organizing the information in a plant, from operating variables to maintenance and diagnostic information.

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Factory Automation for Process Plants

Posted by Emily Koly on Oct 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Any Color You Want, As Long As It's Black

For manufacturers trying to keep pace with global demand, the days of mass producing a limited range of products has disappeared. More and more, demand for customized manufactured goods with short product development times touches numerous industry segments; particularly biotech / pharma, fine chemicals, food and beverage and water treatment. To keep pace with demand, manufacturers are turning more readily to factory automation for process plants, not just for help with achieving reliability and flexibility, but for fine tuning process control as well.

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The Essentials of Factory Automation

Posted by Emily Koly on Oct 10, 2015 4:45:00 PM

Socks and Belts Make the Wardrobe "Work"

Think back to the last time you shopped for clothes. The seemingly endless choices of shirts, slacks and shoes probably made the thought of choosing a new wardrobe overwhelming. Two hours later, after countless trips to the changing room, you've found the perfect shirt/slacks/shoes combination. You like the way everything fits, but the price is a little over your budget. You decide to pass on a new belt and socks and just "re-purpose" a pair of socks and a belt that have been in your closet for years. Fast forward a week or so and you're getting ready for a night out with your new clothes. You lay the new shirt, slacks and shoes on the bed; grab the old socks and belt and it suddenly hits you - lying next to the new stuff, the socks aren't quite the right color and the belt looks like an old baseball mitt. If only you would have spent another 15 minutes and $60 the stuff you spent $225 for would look more like you spent $500 rather than $150. The basic essentials of factory automation work the same way. 

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The Most Useful Factory Automation Equations

Posted by Emily Koly on Oct 3, 2015 9:30:00 AM

#1 Force = Pressure x Area For Vacuum Cups

You’re probably thinking “Way to go Einstein, everybody knows that!” Let’s hope, but what about vacuum cups? How do you calculate the “holding force” of a vacuum cup?

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Insurance Policy for Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance

Posted by Emily Koly on Sep 26, 2015 9:30:00 AM

That's Right, Expecting Bad Things is a Good Thing

As a Plant Manager, your job is to keep things running smoothly and efficiently, minimize production downtime and eliminate surprises. Over the years, through experience, you’ve learned to recognize when something “sounds different” or “shakes more than normal.” You know that anticipating the bad things is the primary and most practical insurance policy for manufacturing equipment maintenance. 

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