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Software for Quality Management in Manufacturing

2016-05-31

Quality is one of the fundamental requirements for manufacturing; this refers to the quality of input components, the quality of the assembly technology itself and the quality of the final product. Each defective product means additional costs for repair or for the manufacturing of a new piece. But if the defect is not identified until it reaches the customer, the negative impacts are much greater and frequently not only of a financial nature.

Will the fifth industrial revolution save the world?

2016-04-25

The topic of the fourth industrial revolution is on the agenda more and more often. It appears almost every day in the media, but industrial companies are addressing it too. Some of them already show the introduction of autonomous self-regulation of production lines, which is possible due to the fact that the individual production machines communicate with each other.

When Toys Find Their Way into the Hands of Adults

2016-04-11

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus. The different perception of matters by different genders is frequently explained in such a simplified way. It all begins in childhood. If Kinect and Xbox are at the disposal of a girl, she will most probably use it as her personal fitness or dance instructor. Boys prefer something more combat-related or strategic. And how does it look when toys find their way into the hands of adults?

Industry 4.0 the Main Topic at the Davos World Economic Forum

2016-01-25

More than 2,500 participants worldwide – including the world elite met on January 20- 23, 2016 at the 46th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The automation of manufacturing and the onset of the new industrial revolution was the main agenda.

3 Unknown Ways to Use Kinect

2016-01-20

When Microsoft launched Kinect for the Xbox game console more than five years ago, there was strong evidence that it would be a breakthrough technology destined for success. A device that can use advanced infrared camera, sensors and microphones to track body movements, recognize facial expressions and details such as a clenched fist, allowing to control the game by movements and a voice was to become a major differentiator in the battle with PlayStation and Wii consoles.

Jump on the Wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Today

2015-11-24

15 years ago when I used to go on vacation by car, my wife navigated me with a map spread out on her lap. It meant that sometimes I didn’t know if I should take turn onto the nearest side street or if I should have turned at the previous intersection. Since the radio traffic service was the only dynamic information for us, we learned about traffic jams on the highway - usually when we were already stuck there; we also had no idea about speed traps.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Has Already Begun

2015-11-15

Strategic line 4.0 INDUSTRY determine the future of the industry. It may be very futuristic. But there are companies which operate on the Industry 4.0 yet today. Smaller and medium-sized manufacturing companies it may still be considered a distant fiction, the consequences of the third industrial revolution over 100 years ago, still last.

Informatization in Industry – Art Better Times on the Horizon?

2015-11-12

The 2015 Production Management Conference, which focuses on performance improvement and the development of corporate culture, was held on November 3 and 4, 2015. IPA, one of the leading companies in Central Europe in the field of consulting, education, design and research for the industry was the organizer, and for the fifth consecutive year, ANASOFT was a significant partner.

Three Acronyms that Every Good Production Manager Should Know

2015-11-02

In most manufacturing companies we encounter various IT acronyms – SCM, WMS, APS, ERP, MES, CMMS, SCADA, QMS... And most of us are confused. And that includes experienced production managers. First of all, they have to take care of stable production – to ensure that the products are of a good quality, supplied in a timely fashion, and properly manufactured. This takes time. No wonder selecting the IT system that is truly necessary to accomplish these goals is so difficult.

Manufacturing at Tatramat is under a Microscope

2015-10-26

When you hear Tatramat, many people remember the automatic washing machines from the era before 1989 which were manufactured in the town of Poprad from the end of the 1970s. The relevance of the washing machine brand ended in the second half of the 1990s when Whirlpool became the 100% owner of the Poprad plant.