Top 5 EN50155 Compliance Requirements for Railway Applications

Railway applications present some of the most unique and challenging industrial automation solutions because the impact of harsh environmental factors and movability on the equipment must always be considered. The EN50155 is an international standard used to monitor these elements, as well as the electronic equipment’s humidity levels, temperature, vibration, shock, and other specifications for…

Asset vs Inventory Management Systems, Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of this blog series on what you should know about purchasing asset and inventory management systems. Prior to investing in one of these systems, it is important to determine exactly which type you need. Keep in mind that assets are owned items of value, while inventory is the amount of…

Asset vs Inventory Management Systems, Part 1

If you’re considering purchasing an asset or inventory management system, there a few things you should be aware of when determining which one is right for you. First, let’s specify the difference between assets and inventory: An asset is an owned item of value. Inventory is the amount of materials on hand. Next, let’s look at how each of these…

28 Metrics That Manufacturers Must Measure, Part II

Welcome back to my two-part blog series addressing 28 measurable metrics that manufacturers must consider in order to achieve essential goals. If you missed Part I, you can read it here. In today’s blog post, we will explore the metrics related to Ensuring Compliance, Reducing Maintenance, Increasing Flexibility and Innovation, Reducing Costs and Increasing Profitability….

28 Metrics That Manufacturers Must Measure, Part I

Manufacturers invest in data collection technology because the information that’s available contributes to better decision-making. Gathering the data, however, represents partial progress toward improvement and when you analyze the information you’ve collected, you get even more value out of it. The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association conducted research and developed a list of 28 metrics that manufacturers…

9 Best Practices for Cloud Security

Businesses are steadily navigating to the cloud for enterprise computing. The access, scalability, and flexibility are commonly observed benefits. Learn more about enterprise cloud computing here. The 2015 State of the Cloud Survey reported that 93% of enterprises are adopting the cloud, with 88% saying they’re using a public cloud. The use of the public…

Using Thermal Printers to Perfect Tattoos

Thermal Printers for Tattoo Stenciling  When you hear the word “stenciling”, what comes to mind first? Tracing a pre-cut design by hand? How about creating tattoo templates? The idea of a permanent tattoo might seem frightening at first—but as you watch a tattoo artist work, the process becomes more and more fascinating. The skill and precision…

4 Common Types of Cash Drawers

L-Tron offers a variety of cash drawer options, and unless you’re the person responsible for purchasing one, you’ve probably never thought about how they work. We expect them to just open after entering a sale, right? So, how do you determine which one is right for you? The following is a very brief overview of…

New President, New Technology

Have you ever considered – really considered – how times have changed from the inauguration of our first President? As Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th United States President last week, our country had already seen so many huge changes in technology. Take a look at Presidential Technology Changes: Inauguration 1789: President George…

Decision-Making Made Easy with CPS Reporting Tool

How many decisions do you make on a daily basis? Google estimates that most adults make 35,000 decisions each day! While some decisions, such as what you are going to wear that day, may not have a huge impact, other decisions can have a significant impact the lives of others. In the child protective services…