RFID Journal covers RFID manufacturing technologies and applications that help businesses save money by better managing work in process, assets and inventory and improve shipping accuracy.
- Developing a Testing Approach for Robotic Automation
Published October 2018
Robotic automation has become ubiquitous during the past decade, and has the strong potential to reduce costs and improve productivity at factories. During such a project's implementation, testing sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. This paper, from SunPower's Nikhil Padhi, highlights several key aspects of test planning for robotic automation. (6 pages)
- Should Manufacturing Applications Be Hosted on the Cloud?
Published September 2018
Social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies have dominated discussions in recent days, with companies increasingly adopting these trends to improve productivity and reduce cost in smart factories. Most major software providers offer cloud-based options, and organizations must assess whether applications and infrastructure can be moved to the cloud, and whether they can achieve a return on investment. SunPower's Nikhil Padhi provides a broad-level evaluation approach. (14 pages)