Epicor Acquires MES Provider eFlex Systems

eFlex Systems, provider of cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES) technologies, is being acquired by industry-specific enterprise software company Epicor.


Autonomous Heating System Features Built-In Safety Measures

Process Technology’s Tomtech heating system features remote monitoring, built-in safety features and autonomous operation.

Anguil Environmental Systems Seeks Pilot Customers for New IIoT Platform

Anguil’s IIoT platform is designed to leverage existing equipment data to improve performance, lower maintenance costs and prevent unplanned downtime through graphical overviews, KPI dashboards, live trending and document repositories.


Episode 14: Transformation

In this episode of On the Line, Products Finishing sits down with Andrew Kossowski, owner of Veterans Metal to hear about the company’s plan to completely update its traditional manual processes with digital solutions and automation.

Reasons to Invest in Automation and Software

Daniel Carranco of Global Shop Solutions offers advice for shops considering implementation of new automation and software solutions.

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Video: Derek DeGeest, DeGeest Corp. (On the Line Interview)

On the Line, the official podcast of Products Finishing, talks automation in finishing with Derek DeGeest, president, DeGeest Corp. 

Episode 12: Trends in Automation for Finishers

In this episode of On the Line, we hear insights into automation trends for finishers from Derek DeGeest of DeGeest Corp., Rob Weber of Fischer Technology, Jacob Fortmeyer of Carlisle Fluid Technologies and Robert Ravensburgen of OmniRobotic.

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Dürr Showcases Modular Process Configuration at Virtual Open House

Modular process innovations aim to add flexibility to the entire process chain.


A Focus on Automation and Smart Technology

The June 2021 issue of Products Finishing puts a focus on the role automation and Industry 4.0 solutions are currently playing and will continue to play in increasing magnitude in the finishing industry.

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Wagner Expands Coatify IoT Platform and Debuts Light Version

Wagner has updated its Coatify IoT platform with newly compatible devices, new features that increase transparency on past jobs and a lower-priced feature-light version.

Let’s Finish Closing the Quoting Gap

Sharing accurate, timely and actionable data is the key to an effective, respectful relationship between a finishing shop and a contracting machine shop. Software that streamlines the quoting process can make this happen.

Data Collection Trends in Metal Finishing

The finishing industry is moving towards the automation of process and production data collection. Roger Smith outlines new technology to help finishers automate and streamline.

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