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TYPES OF PARTS FEEDER SYSTEMS

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At Big Sky Engineering, we specialize in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and integration of industrial automation equipment and systems. Our turnkey automation solutions include all necessary system elements, including parts feeders. The term “parts feeder system” refers to equipment that stores, sorts, orients, allocates, positions, and distributes the components necessary for industrial and commercial operations. As these units […]

RESPIRATOR & DUST MASK TYPES & CLASSIFICATIONS

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is essential safety gear in a wide variety of industries, facilities, and daily environments. Knowing the right type of mask for various applications and to best comply with industrial and regulatory standards is essential. The right tools can protect you against environmental contaminants, especially in medical applications, and can help prevent […]

EVALUATING INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATING COSTS

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When you purchase new equipment, the price tag is just the first expense your business will incur throughout its total service life. Before you purchase a big-ticket item—even when the equipment is meant to last for years—take the time to consider ancillary costs that will follow the purchase. Some of these basic cost factors may include: […]

What is Flexible Manufacturing

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The term “flexible manufacturing” refers to the ability of a company to adapt its production operations to produce different parts for different markets without the need for major retooling or equipment investment. Many companies utilize flexible manufacturing as a benchmark for where they stand in the industry; the greater their flexibility (i.e., how fast they […]

What is Industrial Automation

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Industrial automation uses computerized control systems and robots—i.e., automation machinery—to replace human decision-making and involvement in manufacturing processes. For example, automated machining tools and mobile components perform processing and finishing operations on materials, and automated conveyor systems move the parts and components through the various manufacturing stages. Benefits of Industrial Automation Due to the benefits […]

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