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Digital transformation: The present and the future of manufacturing businesses
Over the next decade, technologies including cloud computing, internet of things (IoT), and advanced robotics will become increasingly connected by a common “digital thread”: The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software system which links every phase of the product life cycle.
Accurate placement on the can
The new rotary applicator from Geyssel Sondermaschinen GmbH attaches up to 30,000 objects such as drinking straws, spoons or forks to cups, cans or bottles per hour. And it always positions these items so that neither the logo nor the product information is covered – while also ensuring that safety isn’t put at risk despite … Continue reading Accurate placement on the can
Safety Spotlight magazine: Insights for the Australian industry
The October 2020 edition of Blackwoods’ Safety Spotlight explores topics and solutions that are critical to keeping people safe on the worksite.
ERP selection and implementation toolkit
What you need to know about ERP selection and implementation and the tools to understand how it applies to your business.
Adapt fast or disappear
A report for operations leaders to navigate the seas of opportunity, accelerate change, and build resiliency beyond COVID-19.
Spatial awareness: Maximising warehouse efficiency with a safety-first approach
This whitepaper discusses the key issues affecting the materials handling sector in the context of current events. Moreover, it proposes a series of safety-first initiatives to help companies optimise their existing warehouse space and increase their ability to move product faster and more effectively.
Blackwoods – Selecting appropriate impact protection
Impact injury risk is common in many industry sectors, with worker’s hands most likely to suffer the effects of unwanted forcible contact with machinery, tools and other hazards.
Is your manufacturing ERP flexing its muscle?
This short guide will take you through the six common ways a lack of flexibility in your ERP can impact your profits—and why the new generation of software is the answer.
Six ways rugged tablets are changing logistics and materials handling
Rugged tablets, designed to keep working even in tough environments, will deliver the reliability, uptime, and compatibility that industrial companies in the logistics, field services, and warehouse management fields need to ensure an effective return on their investment.
Eight ways ERP will save your manufacturing company
If your company plans to grow, it must take steps early
on to lay the foundation for that growth. No step is more
important than the decision to select and implement an
Building a facility for the future
A state-of-the-art facility supports company anticipated growth, while incorporating green design principles.
10 signs your business has outgrown its current system
Is your existing software solution exactly what your business needed years ago? There are a growing number of generic software packages available today that are both diverse and easyto-use for a startup or very small business. However, the very reasons that make them suitable for a startup become the reasons why they become a hindrance … Continue reading 10 signs your business has outgrown its current system
A guide to help manufacturers get safely back to business beyond COVID-19 and into the future
The unexpected, sobering impact of COVID-19 still reverberates across the manufacturing industry globally. With regulations continuously evolving, challenges to implement new processes to meet the change in labour, supply and demand continue to abound. This comprehensive guide features trends and insights currently emerging in the manufacturing industry. Use it as your playbook to reopen with … Continue reading A guide to help manufacturers get safely back to business beyond COVID-19 and into the future
Safety systems ensure productive workplaces for humans and robots
In workplaces, robots are now being configured to work alongside humans and can lead to savings in costs and increases in productivity. This is apparent not only in service applications, but industrial processes that are accustomed to working with robotic systems, having used them for half a century. Unlike previous robotic applications, collaborative robots cannot … Continue reading Safety systems ensure productive workplaces for humans and robots
The 2020 Welding Fume and Respiratory Protection Survey
Even with everything that is now known about the dangers of welding fume, only 20% of Australian and New Zealand welders answered ‘YES’ when they were asked if they felt protected from welding fume at work. Only 11% of workplaces had engaged an occupational hygienist to conduct air monitoring and the majority of workplaces did … Continue reading The 2020 Welding Fume and Respiratory Protection Survey
Powering up after COVID-19
Powering back up after lockdown isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. In March 2020, manufacturers began to shift operations in response to COVID-19, with measures taken across Australia to reduce on site occupancy. Now, as state governments ease restrictions, you might be thinking about resuming business as usual. But before you do, there are some … Continue reading Powering up after COVID-19
Guide to metal 3D printers
How to find the right metal 3D printer for your business Metal 3D printing introduces a unique and groundbreaking method to additively manufacture metal parts. Until recently, the technology was too immature to broadly utilize in manufacturing — however, advancement in the last five years has transformed metal 3D printing into a scalable, robust solution. … Continue reading Guide to metal 3D printers
The urgent need for proper workplace cleaning and disinfecting of hard non-porous surfaces
In today’s health climate, maintaining a clean working environment has taken on increased importance, regardless of the workspace. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cleaning and disinfecting of hard non-porous surfaces is an important process that is central to any effort to reduce the risk of exposure to infectious diseases. It … Continue reading The urgent need for proper workplace cleaning and disinfecting of hard non-porous surfaces
Guide to metal 3Dprinters: How to find the right metal 3D printer for your business
Metal 3D printing introduces a unique and groundbreaking method to additively manufacture metal parts. Until recently, the technology was too immature to broadly utilise in manufacturing — however, advancement in the last five years has transformed metal 3D printing into a scalable, robust solution. Implementing this technology effectively can transform your business. Download the material … Continue reading Guide to metal 3Dprinters: How to find the right metal 3D printer for your business
Computing around Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles for Industry
There have been significant advances in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous vehicles in industry, with segments such as the mining and resources sector pioneering the implementation of this technology in Australia. Driving these developments is the computing systems that enable autonomous platforms and AI to operate effectively and securely. This white paper … Continue reading Computing around Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles for Industry