Industrial Automation: A Viable Solution for Labor Shortages

Automation, News, Posts

The labor shortage crisis is real and widespread, and it’s not going away any time soon. The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) recently cited Deloitte Insight’s prediction that 2.1 million U.S. manufacturing jobs will be vacant in 2030. A3 went on to explain that labor shortage is global, and that the manufacturing giant, China, is … Read More

Solving the Puzzle: Supply Chain Strategies, Tech, and Automation

Automation, News, Posts

A recent article from Michigan State University asks some timely questions: “How can automotive manufacturers optimize their supply chains?” “What are some strategies that companies can put in place to reduce product and part shortages?” “How can companies keep up with technological advancements in the supply chain?” We thought these were excellent questions, and so … Read More

Factory Automation and Reshoring

About Us, Automation, News, Posts

  All indications are that America’s industrial reshoring trend will accelerate through 2023 and beyond, and that reshoring’s financial justification will be driven in large part by factory automation. According to recent Forbes / Zogby research: Half of America’s manufacturing company CEOs plan to further reshore operations in 2023. More than 70% of CEOs are … Read More

Adding Value through Automation: Increase your Manufacturing Throughput

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Often, our customers’ primary focus for their automation investment is increasing their manufacturing throughput. But how do companies really achieve the most optimal throughput? The Wes-Tech team has discovered numerous factors that can make a big difference in a company’s automation journey. A manufacturer’s production goals and specified cycle times provide the basic framework for … Read More

Robotic Manufacturing Proves Value with Record Sales in 2022

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A recent article posted by A3 (the Association for Advancing Automation) highlighted the 2022 record-breaking surge in robot sales in North America, demonstrating robotic manufacturing’s important role in the advancement of many industries. According to A3, “North American companies ordered 44,196 robots valued at $2.38 billion last year, representing increases of 11% and 18%, respectively, … Read More

Manufacturing Automation Trends in 2023: Reshoring

Automation, News

2023 is here, and as we discussed in our post on The Future of Manufacturing, manufacturers can gain an advantage through awareness of automation trends. By paying attention to these trends, manufacturers can improve processes and strengthen the health of their business. To that end, we’ve identified trends that are holding strong in 2023. Over … Read More

Increase your efficiency with the Wes-Tech Gantry System

Engineering, News

Efficiency within your space can lead to higher profitability and return on investment. At Wes-Tech, our proprietary products have been designed and developed to seamlessly integrate into your manufacturing process. Our gantry product series is a game-changer for many applications, allowing you to increase the range of what you can manufacture within your available footprint. … Read More

U.S. leads the way with Innovation and Investment

News, Posts

With our sights firmly set on the successes to come in 2023, this is a good time to ensure we have also learned from past years. Wes-Tech is committed to continued innovation in manufacturing automation applications, and so we were drawn to this recent post from Visual Capitalist which maps the most innovative economies in … Read More

The Future of Manufacturing

Automation, Engineering, News, Posts

Industrial companies make products that shape our daily lives, such as clothing, food, and products used in the construction of the buildings and roads we use every day. According to Kim Borden, a Partner in the Chicago office of management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, a wide variety of companies are leading innovation in manufacturing … Read More