Manufacturing Technology
March 16, 2012
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PRODUCT 2.0

AccuLazr AL5010 Laser Barcode Scanner



An industry first, the AccuLazr AL5010 laser barcode scanner from Accu-Sort Systems, Inc. now offers user access via the iPhone and iPad. A smartphone or tablet PC can now be used to remotely monitor and diagnose warehouse operations by accessing a web page hosted on the laser barcode scanner. A cable connection to the scanner is no longer required in order to monitor the performance of the system.


SECURITY

Cybersecurity on the Plant Floor



To remain competitive in today's fast-paced, global environment, manufacturers are adopting newly designed, high-speed wireless networks to help take better control of plant operations. Engineers and operators are being armed with iPads, laptops and high-speed scanners running on these networks to bring their facilities up-to-date with instantaneous, real-time communication. For many, this is a critical investment to increase productivity, cut downtime and streamline operations for an unprecedented level of efficiency. Though these potential benefits sound tempting, they do come with a serious complication attached: cybersecurity.

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INNOVATION

Additive Manufacturing Goes Mainstream



An intricately designed nylon mesh egg large enough to have been hatched by a dinosaur may portend the future of custom manufacturing. Prominently displayed in the window of the Hugo Boss store in Sloane Square in the Knightsbridge section of London, the 24-inch-tall egg was created using additive manufacturing.

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MOBILITY

The Tablet Gets Tough



There was a time when good business meant monitoring activity from behind a desk and when good data was provided in spreadsheets and formal reports.

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