Supplier News

  1. The Case For Integrated Processes
    3/28/2007
    Based on research and documented case studies, it is clear that companies are realizing significant value by developing integrated processes across the enterprise. This white paper discusses what integrated processes are, how they create value, specific cases of companies succeeding with integrated processes, as well as a checklist to determine how integrated your own company’s processes are. Submitted by SAP Americas
  2. Bar Code Imager: New Suite Of DPM Imagers Available From Microscan
    3/28/2007
    In response to automatic identification trends across industries such as automotive and aerospace, Microscan leads the way in announcing a suite of three bar code imagers with illumination and decode algorithms specifically designed for reading the toughest direct part marks (DPM)
  3. Automated Pallet Tracking Monitors Packaging And Distribution
    3/8/2007
    Located in the Midwest, a large food processing facility produces more than 200,000 boxes of one cereal-type alone. As a part of their automated production, the facility needs to monitor how many boxes of cereal are actually shipped from their facility each day. To accomplish this, three Microscan MS-890 bar code scanners are mounted onto each post-packaging line. Submitted by Microscan
  4. Automated Print And Apply Verification System Trace The Location And Contents Of Pallets
    3/8/2007
    One of the largest tobacco companies in the world, produces several popular cigarette brands at a Czech facility. There Microscan bar code scanners play a vital role in the automated print and apply verification system to ensure the company can accurately trace the location and contents of each pallet down to the shipping case level. Submitted by Microscan
  5. Production Scale — UHF Passive RFID Is A Reality Today By Peter Blair, Reva Systems
    2/8/2007
    Over the past several years much has been written about the promise and potential of UHF passive radio frequency identification and in some circles the hype has bordered on nonsensical. If you have been skeptical about this technology, you are in good company. The misplaced idea that RFID was simply bar code replacement, the expensive price points for tags and readers, and the generally poor performance of most first generation solutions have all limited UHF passive RFID implementations to uniquely interesting pilots and proof-of-concepts. Or have they? Submitted by Reva Systems
  6. Escort Memory Systems RFID Solution Delivers 100% Reliability To Seagate’s Disk Cleaning Line
    1/25/2007
    Seagate is recognized as the world's largest manufacturer of disc drives, magnetic discs, and read-write heads; an innovator in tape drives; and a leading developer of software enterprise information management. The company was given the task of implementing a product traceability system, so they turned to Escort Memory Systems for help. Submitted by Escort Memory Systems
  7. Surfware To Introduce The Latest Release In The SURFCAM Velocity Series At SolidWorks World 2007
    1/17/2007
    Surfware Inc., developer of SURFCAM CAD/CAM Systems, will be introducing the latest release in the SURFCAM Velocity Series, version 3.0, at SolidWorks World 2007
  8. Seaquist Closures Increases Productivity And Inventory Accuracy With Glacier Computers
    12/28/2006
    Seaquist Closures, located in Mukwonago, WI, had a need to increase productivity in conducting quarterly inventories. It produces closures that allow consumers to easily pour, squirt, and spread everything from sports drinks to grape jelly to toothpaste and laundry detergent. Submitted by Glacier Computer
  9. Surfware’s TrueMill Technology Earns 2 Gold Medals
    12/28/2006
    In recognition of the dramatic and demonstrated benefits to the manufacturing industry, TrueMill Technology was awarded the Gold Medal at both the International Machine Tools Trade Fair (IMT) and the Machining Engineering Fair this year
  10. Pressed For Time
    12/8/2006
    Producing precision metal components for some of the world's top automotive companies requires a clock-like operation. In the case of S&Z Tool & Die Co. Inc., finding a plant-floor computer system that could keep up with the daily demands posed a critical challenge. Submitted by Glacier Computer