Driving Productivity

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For most manufacturers, increased productivity means increased profit. We recently read an article from Electrek titled “Tesla now operates the most productive car factory in the US,” and it got our wheels turning. We’ve been considering what productivity is, what it means, and what you can do about it in this series of posts. As … Read More

Conversation With an Expert: Considerations for Robot EOAT Design

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Conversation with: Tom M., Senior Mechanical Engineer & Alex W., Senior Controls Engineer – Considerations for Robot EOAT (end-of-arm tooling) Design With the integration of robotic equipment in your manufacturing facility, you’ll open vast possibilities for the work you can accomplish. However, there is another necessary component beyond just the robotic arms and their programming. … Read More

Conversation with an Expert: Industrial Controls Architecture

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Conversation with: Mike T., Electrical Engineer Topic: Industrial Controls Architecture In the current manufacturing environment, it has become increasingly possible through Industrial IoT (internet of things) and Industry 4.0 to add sensors and communication protocols that tap into important product and process data from machines. For businesses that want to remain competitive, it has also … Read More

Conversation with an Expert: Data Exchange / MIS

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Conversation with: Mike P., Controls Engineering Manager Topic: Data Exchange / MIS As you know, in factories people and machines work together to reach production and bottom-line goals. One silent partner in the process that can ensure the system runs smoothly is data. How quickly is the line moving? What is the defect rate? How … Read More

Conversation with an Expert: Communication Protocols

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Conversation with: Zach P., Controls Engineer Topic: Communication Protocols Proper communication protocols are critical to the success of your automation integration. Each piece of equipment in your factory needs to be able to “talk” to each other to ensure processes run correctly and your operation is streamlined. Depending on the manufacturer and type of equipment, … Read More

Delivering the best solution on time, every time.

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The Wes-Tech team delivers custom engineered solutions to solve your complex manufacturing challenges. Our 3-step process – Define, Develop, Deliver – ensures our team can help you get to the best solution, on time and in budget. In this series of posts, we are examining each process step in depth to give you more insight … Read More

5 Key Benefits to Manufacturing Automation

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Now that we’ve been in the business of manufacturing automation for over 45 years, we’ve invented ways to introduce automation into almost any environment. We’ve seen trends come and go, but in general, more factories across more industries are moving towards finding ways to automate different portions of what they do. It’s worth taking a … Read More

Now it’s even easier to find your optimal automation solution.

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For Immediate Release: Wes-Tech Automation Solutions announces new website launch. Buffalo Grove, IL – January 28, 2021:  Wes-Tech Automation Solutions (Wes-Tech) announced today the launch of a new website, designed to make it easier than ever for customers to find the information they need to determine their optimal automation solution. Based on contemporary design principles, the … Read More