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
Lower Manufacturing Costs through Automation
Wes-Tech is planning to attend the Automate show, to be held from May 22 – 25, 2023 at Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, MI. In planning for the show, we came across an insightful blog post by the team over at Automate about how automation helps lower costs. The issue: Numerous financial challenges in … Read More
U.S. leads the way with Innovation and Investment
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
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
The Next Wave of Innovation through Manufacturing Automation
Manufacturers are increasingly benefiting from greater efficiency, reduced risk, and opportunity for innovation made available by the automation revolution. In addition, as we discussed in our recent post about the rising cost of labor, the current environment in the U.S. has made it even more challenging to hire and retain the number of workers needed … Read More
Flexible Tech-Trak® Conveyor Systems improve your ROI.
At Wes-Tech, we understand that maintaining flexibility in your production capabilities can be the difference that leads to success. That’s why we engineer equipment that can flex along with your production needs. Our proprietary products have been designed and developed to seamlessly integrate into your manufacturing process to deliver a positive return on your invested … Read More
Wes-Tech solves complex manufacturing challenges.
Each time we work with a client, the Wes-Tech team starts by listening. While there are similarities across the industry, every manufacturing operation is unique, and so we ask questions and we find out what your individual needs are before we ever set pen to paper or mouse to CAD drawing. Then, we take your … Read More
Reshoring: The Tsunami is coming!
According to Investopedia, “Reshoring is the process of returning the production and manufacturing of goods back to the company’s original country. Reshoring is also known as onshoring, inshoring, or backshoring.” This is the opposite of the offshoring that many companies were doing over the past few decades to try to take advantage of a lower … Read More
Rising Cost of Labor
The last few years have introduced a number of variables, including a low unemployment rate, high consumer demand, high inflation, a skills shortage, an aging workforce, and unusual forecasts stemming from the pandemic economy, that have led to the rising cost of labor. Even with steps being taken to help reduce the issues surrounding this … Read More
Conversation with an Expert: Design for Automated Assembly
Conversation with: Bill B. Topic: Design for Automated Assembly (DFAA) Traditionally, when it is time to design a new product, the Designers focus on the product itself, and on the end-user experience. Companies that work smarter know to bring in Automation Engineers who can help the team consider the design of the individual components that … Read More