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The Future of Manufacturing Is Here: Industrial Robots for Warehouse Operations

by Hynes Industries on August 8, 2018

It was 1961. John F. Kennedy was just sworn into office, gas cost 27 cents per gallon, and the Unimate 1900 series became the first mass-produced robotic arm for factory automation.

Industrial robots have come a long way since George Devol and Joseph Engelberger first surfaced the idea in 1956. Today, over 1.8 million operational industrial robots exist worldwide, and experts anticipate this number to reach 3 million by 2020.

So, why are more and more businesses integrating automated machines into manufacturing processes? Below we make the case, with four reasons to consider using industrial robots in your warehouse operation.

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4 Top Trends in Warehouse Automation

by Hynes Industries on January 9, 2018

Automation is everywhere we look. The once futuristic idea only seen in movies like iRobot and WALL-E is now a part of our everyday lives. We have self-driving cars from Tesla and automated vacuums we call Roombas. In fact, 8.2 million people have conversations with a black cylinder named Alexa.

Automation isn’t coming; it’s here. It’s in our homes, it’s in our streets, and it’s even become an integral part of warehouse operations across the world.

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3 Steps to Improve Forecast Accuracy in Manufacturing

by Hynes Industries on December 19, 2017

In manufacturing, there is no one-size-fits-all method for accurate forecasting.

Facing uncertainty and unique production specifications, managers must take several factors into account before forecasting any sourcing or manufacturing needs.

Below, we provide three ways manufacturers can ensure more effective forecasting to reduce costs and optimize production.

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Key Takeaways: FABTECH 2017

by Hynes Industries on November 10, 2017

This past week more than 50,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors met in Chicago for the 35th annual FABTECH Exposition. The “one-stop-shop” event brings together suppliers and the latest industry developments related to metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing needs.

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3 Factors to Consider Before Starting A Custom Roll Form Project

by Hynes Industries on October 24, 2017

 

Roll forming is often thought of as an ideal solution for engineers and manufacturers looking for efficient, high-volume production. The metal fabrication process is cost effective and efficient, as it streamlines production, decreases weight, and eliminates secondary processing needs.

Cost-effective, high-volume and efficient production all sound great, but there are a few things you may need to think about before you jump right in. Below, we’ve listed three important factors to consider before starting your roll form project.

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Key Takeaways: Solar Power International 2017

by Hynes Industries on September 21, 2017

 

A record-setting 20,000 solar energy professionals and 600 leading manufacturers gathered for four days in Las Vegas for this year’s annual Solar Power International (SPI). This year’s tradeshow included everything from educational solar 101 sessions, to more in-depth discussions about the Sunvia trade case.

A lot happened at this year’s SPI, so we’ve outlined key takeaways below.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Next Construction Project with Roll Forming

by Hynes Industries on September 12, 2017

When it comes to manufacturing, time is money.

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How to Reduce Warehouse Labor Costs

by Hynes Industries on July 11, 2017

Controlling labor costs can be difficult, especially when you’re pressed for time and working with a tight budget.

Labor costs can account for 50 to 70 percent of a company’s entire warehouse budget, which is why it’s no surprise that there is immense pressure to adopt new cost-controlling processes.

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How an Excess Capacity in Steel Manufacturing is Damaging the Global Market

by Hynes Industries on June 27, 2017

The global steel market is currently producing more than 2,300 million metric tons (MT), yet, global demand is only at 1,500 MT. Furthermore, an additional 352 MT capacity is planned for this year. That’s a lot of excess, and it’s affecting U.S. companies, workers and the global steel market. So what’s going on?

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The Rise of Contract Manufacturing Engineering

by Hynes Industries on April 4, 2017

With fewer internal resources and smaller engineering staffs, many manufacturing companies are now seeking outsourced partners to help them enhance engineering activities so they can concentrate their internal bandwidth on core competencies. 

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