Apparently, US manufacturing needs a ‘messiah’. Industry 4.0 and services are being touted as potential ‘saviors’, but hold your horses, why is there this perception that manufacturing in the USA needs rescuing? It’s time to get to the crux of this…
It’s estimated that manufacturing facilities worldwide use at least one computer as part of their operation. However, manufacturers tend to have a love-hate relationship with computer systems.
Computers are costing jobs in industrial facilities… Desktop computers can’t be used in industrial settings… These are just two of the myths associated with industrial computing.
Computer-controlled systems are at the core of most 21st Century manufacturing operations, fact! Improving manufacturing productivity hinges on keeping those computers fully operational.
An article published in the Wall Street Journal on September 1st claims that the number of unfilled manufacturing jobs is the highest it’s been in 15 years. Why? Apparently, many workers no longer possess the skills to perform today’s manufacturing jobs.
A recent Armagard guest blog post, published by our friends at Cerasis, resulted in an interesting comment concerning computers in manufacturing from one reader.
Industrial computing on the manufacturing floor has evolved since early commercial applications were installed across aerospace and automotive industries in the 1960s.
Frankly, the education system, parents and the manufacturing industry itself have played their part in dissuading today’s youth from pursuing a career in manufacturing.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from our good friend Daniel Waldron from Armagard. Today, Daniel shows us what to look for when in the market for an industrial computing enclosure.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog from our friend Daniel Waldron from Armagard. In this Article, Daniel discusses the importance of positivity on and around the manufacturing floor and the industry itself.
The web is littered with news stories ‘attacking’ the state of the US manufacturing industry, while the positives rarely receive coverage.