Staff Spotlight: Tom Gilmartin, PE, LEED AP Apr 7

Staff Spotlight: Tom Gilmartin, PE, LEED AP

Tom Gilmartin has loved math and science as long as he’s been able to think.  He has never been a “theoretical” scientist though; rather, he is a tinkerer.  This led him straight to engineering as Webster’s defines it: “the application of... Read more
Automation Mar 10

Automation

Written by Senior Electrical and Controls Engineer Geoff Chadwick For manufacturers, the word “automation” invokes varied emotions depending on who you ask.  Organizations such as the ISA and CSIA offer advice on what causes “successful” projects to be seen poorly,... Read more
Why Manufacturing Automation Needs the Human Touch Dec 11

Why Manufacturing Automation Needs the Human Touch

Many manufacturers are looking to automation as a way to compete with other parts of the world with lower labor costs and less stringent regulations. And while automation is part of the future, as we saw in a previous article about the “dark factory,” there will... Read more
Dark Factory Nov 20

Dark Factory

Is the “Dark Factory” the Future of Manufacturing? – Part 1 By Tom Gilmartin, PE Recently many employers have had to limit the number of people on their premises. Some may have wondered – what would it be like to have the whole plant automated to the... Read more