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The Top 3 PC-Based Software Features for Industrial Controls Programming

Written By: Kevin Alexander

September 18th, 2014

ustrial Controls ProgrammingWhen programming controllers for an industrial automation project, I base my platform (PLC, PAC, or PC) on a variety of project details, one of which is the software that drives the platform. Here is a review of the 3 top features I look for on the software side of a platform decision…

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You Need it When?! The Challenges of Same-Day Delivery

Written By: Blake Bearden

September 11th, 2014

Omni-channel Same-day fulfillment and delivery is a growing trend and one that is being explored by big name retailers for an additional competitive edge. With continuing growth in e-commerce sales and mobile device usage, comapnies will need to master the art of fulfillment in minutes to meet same-day delivery requests.

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Industrial Robot Proof of Concept: Verify Functionality and Avoid Risk

Written By: Kayla Wohldmann

September 4th, 2014

Industrial robot proof of conceptDue to the complexity of certain industrial robot projects, a Proof of Concept (PoC) is sometimes required to verify functionality and key components of a design prior to commencing a full project. Here are the benefits and specifics of arranging a Proof of Concept…

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What is an Engineer’s Favorite Food?

Written By: Ken Tinnell

August 29th, 2014

Engineers like barbecueWith Labor Day weekend upon us, I asked our robotics team about their favorite food. From the results, it seems they are very carnivorous! See the full survey and enjoy a great grilling recipe from one of our engineers.

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4 Signs a Small- to Mid-Sized Company Needs Order Fulfillment Automation

Written By: Stefanie Hardy

August 25th, 2014

Perfect Pick system at BHFOYou don’t need a giant distribution center rivaling Amazon or Wal-Mart to benefit from automation. These days, small and medium retailers are competing with the big boys by investing in scalable technologies. Here are 4 signs you’re ready for automation.

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