Plastic or metal: what’s driving the choice of pushbutton materials?

Credit to Author: Gregory Bouchery| Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2018 12:30:21 +0000

Did you ever have trouble when choosing from restaurant menu, should I have the sumptuous meat or rather the so-nicely flavored fish? When looking at your typical pushbutton catalog, we… Read more »

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How to get on the road to Smart Machines: The ABC’s of control interface ergonomics

Credit to Author: Gregory Bouchery| Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 18:26:30 +0000

Nowadays, most computers use a mouse that have 2 clicking buttons and a middle scroll wheel, unless you are a hardcore gamer. The differentiation of the middle actuator is clearly… Read more »

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Executing the 3 Key Steps for Improving Machine Builder Efficiency

Credit to Author: Paul Stephens| Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:22:43 +0000

The marketplace need for smart machines has rendered the traditional machine design process inefficient and design time and costs have increased as a result. For the end users that machine… Read more »

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Machine aesthetics : a simple guide to pushbutton fashion!

Credit to Author: Gregory Bouchery| Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:27:08 +0000

In previous articles, I’ve talk about the importance of aesthetics for the control interfaces of machines, how a pleasant to see control interface could ease your sales talk by providing… Read more »

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The truth behind the colors of pushbuttons

Credit to Author: Gregory Bouchery| Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:07:31 +0000

While preparing the launch of our new pushbuttons, our communication expert came up with the above picture, which I believe would not be out of place in a modern art… Read more »

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Digitization helps Machine Builder reinvent their “business model” to bring sustainable energy to the world.

Credit to Author: Ali Haj Fraj| Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:33:00 +0000

Entrade AG CEO Julien Uhlig had a vision. In 2009, he analyzed his marketplace of energy consumers and recognized a critical need.  There were locations across the globe without access… Read more »

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How Machine Builders Apply Augmented Reality to Solve End User Business Problems

Credit to Author: Ayush Kedia| Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:02:32 +0000

According to the research firm Markets and Markets, the Augmented Reality (AR) market will grow to nearly $61.4 billion USD by 2023.  Although this figure represents growth across all industries,… Read more »

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Machine Builders Take Initial Steps Towards Digitization-Driven Support Services

Credit to Author: Martin Bauer| Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:53:19 +0000

Today’s manufacturing environment is facing the challenge of rapid acceleration in both the speed-of-business and in the proliferation of new digitized technologies. These trends are impacting all of society and… Read more »

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Digital transformation creates competitive advantage and new revenue streams for smart machines

Credit to Author: Ali Haj Fraj| Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:04:42 +0000

New industrial technologies in the form of smart machines, smart factories, cloud-based services and advanced data analytics have begun to transform machine shops and factory landscapes across the globe.  The… Read more »

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How to get on the road to Smart Machines: The ABC’s of alarm management

Credit to Author: Gregory Bouchery| Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 20:48:06 +0000

In an ideal world, a machine such as a coffee maker would typically only need to be programmed to manage the main functions of start, stop and make the coffee. … Read more »

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Empowering Industrial OEMs for the Digital Era

Credit to Author: Ali Haj Fraj| Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:28:08 +0000

Evolving customer needs and the impact of digital transformation has introduced a significant amount of complexity to the machine design and building process. OEM machine builders need to go beyond… Read more »

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