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Smart Manufacturing: Backlit Conveyors Help Optimize Operations

Today’s factories are getting smarter and more efficient than ever before. Thanks to emerging connected technologies and automation, smoother processes and greater accuracy are possible.

Collaborative robots are being used in these work environments to assist with intensive tasks and not only lessen dangers for human workers, but also to help businesses improve their profit margins.

This hot topic of “Industry 4.0” continues today and new updates in the manufacturing world are allowing for constant innovation.

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Manufacturing Ergonomics: Designing Injury-Resistant Workstations

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We hear a lot about the importance of safety training and ergonomics in the workplace today. Protecting workers from harm should be the number one priority--especially in manufacturing--where repetitive motions and heavy lifting can put workers in danger. In these settings, it’s important to ensure they have the tools necessary to protect themselves from Musculoskeletal Disorders, like a pinched nerve, muscle tear, herniated disc, or other strain.

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Press Release - CAD360!

MK NORTH AMERICA INTRODUCES CAD360! CONVEYOR MODELING TOOL

New comprehensive tool increases speed and eases CAD design of customized conveyor systems.

Bloomfield, Conn. – Leading conveyor system designer and manufacturer mk North America has announced the official release of a new online conveyor modeling tool, CAD360!, that makes it faster and easier than ever to design and share custom designed conveyor systems.

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Top Cleaning Features for Food Handling Applications

Cleanliness is one of the most important topics of discussion when it comes to food. Where it’s grown or raised, how it’s processed and packaged, and the methods used to make its way onto our plates are all important aspects most take seriously.

If you run a food processing or packaging facility, it’s critical to not only abide by sanitation requirements for compliance, but also to meet increasing consumer and industry standards for safe, cleaner operations. A great place to start is at the equipment level. You need solutions that can easily be disinfected and sanitized and that are designed with cleanability in mind so food is never compromised.

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