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Why you should automate your manufacturing processes

Automation typically refers to using computers and other programmed technology for the implementation of business-related tasks. Automated mechanisms may range from simple sensing devices to robots and other sophisticated tools. It may include the automation of a single operation or the automation of a series of tasks or even an entire factory. For companies looking…

Three Ways Koganei Will Completely Change Your Business

Reducing costs, improving lead time and increasing machine efficiency is essential for every manufacturing business. And, no matter what your industry, choosing the best parts to make your operations run smoothly is key. Koganei, one of our Keystone Suppliers, knows just how to make your business operations run smoother. Let’s dive into three different ways…

What is Robotic Benchmarking?

Robots are everywhere. Companies are integrating the use of robotics into their workplaces at an exponential rate due to technological innovations and advancements, resulting in unimaginable precision, productivity and flexibility. With all  of this technology, companies must find new ways to measure performance to ensure the technology is operating at its peak, which is why…

PennAir Invents and Designs Technology for Adaptive Lacrosse Players

Mike Johnson, one of our engineers, is the embodiment of our values as an organization and as a partner in the community. His big passion, and even bigger heart, led him to develop automated lacrosse technology for adaptive lacrosse players. In 2014, Mike was looking for a project for his two interns, so he reached…

5 Benefits Every Machine Designer Must Know About Electric Linear Actuators

Let’s start with the basics. Why would you choose an electric linear actuator? A linear actuator device creates motion in a straight line. It is used in instances where linear motion is required, such as automotive manufacturing, process industries, material handling and robotics. Industrial applications use three basic types of linear actuators: pneumatic, hydraulic and electric. Deciding…

Robotic Trends That Will Revolutionize Manufacturing

Robotics is an ever growing and ever evolving field. 2017 was big for various fields of robotics, and that is only the beginning of what lies ahead in 2018 and beyond. Smarter, more skilled robots are seeing the light every day. Three emerging trends are responsible for most of the improvements in the robotic world.…

10 Reasons to Invest in Robotics with ABB

Our January Keystone Supplier is ABB Robotics! This month, we’re focused on the many different ways robotics can improve your business. Here are just a few ways using robots can make your business more competitive: Reduced operating costs Using robots can reduce direct and overhead costs, allowing you to save money and invest back into…

The Next Generation of Robotic Manufacturing

Robotics have been with us since the 1970s, providing a solution to many problems, such as reducing time and labor costs in the manufacturing business, particularly in the car manufacturing industry. Over the past 50 years, robotics have evolved and advanced, and now robots are capable of doing anything, from building, packing, and loading shipments…

Powering What’s Possible in 2017

2017 was one of the most exciting and innovative years in the history of PennAir, and we owe the ability to make that happen to our wonderful customers and suppliers. We adopted a company tagline that you may have noticed on our website or company newsletter, “Powering What’s Possible”, and we truly believe that is exactly…

PennAir named finalist for MANTEC Excellence in Manufacturing Awards

We are honored to be recognized by MANTEC for our commitment to service and innovation in the manufacturing industry. MANTEC is an important organization in South Central PA and we appreciate their dedication to this community. These awards are presented to businesses who show a commitment to improving business in Smart Manufacturing through one of the following: Operational Excellence and…