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2023 Trends in Compressed Air and Compressed Air Service for Manufacturers

By OTC Insights Team on December 7, 2022

The start of a new year brings new business opportunities, new challenges, and new practices that can make or break your business.   For the manufacturing industry, this means ensuring that...

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What Is Automation in Finishing?

By OTC Insights Team on December 7, 2022

Automation is a segment of technologies and tools that can take the place of human labor and activity in work process. For example, an automated door will open as you approach, eliminating...

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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Robots in Manufacturing?

By OTC Insights Team on December 6, 2022

Manufacturers need to look for opportunities for improvement. Shaving a few seconds off a production step, cutting energy use per unit, or reducing material needs can mean the difference...

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What Is Smart Automation for Manufacturing?

By OTC Insights Team on November 23, 2022

In the endless quest to improve efficiency and reduce costs, manufacturers are constantly on the lookout to identify new techniques and technologies. They need systems that will help them...

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Pros and Cons of Powder Coat versus Liquid Finishes

By OTC Insights Team on November 21, 2022

When it comes to painting metal surfaces, there are two main types of finishes: powder coating and liquid coating. Both have their own applications, advantages, and disadvantages, which is...

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7 Benefits of DIRECTAIR® for Manufacturing

By OTC Insights Team on November 16, 2022

Is your air compressor causing you stress?   Is it experiencing constant leaks, loud noises, and excessive oil discharge, resulting in high maintenance costs, or is it just extremely...

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Manufacturer’s Guide to Industrial Automation Systems

By OTC Insights Team on November 9, 2022

The transmission in your car…  The lighting system for your smartphone camera…  The clock and brewing feature on your coffee maker…  The heating and cooling in your house…  Everywhere you...

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5 Benefits of an Automated Industrial Finishing System

By OTC Insights Team on November 7, 2022

It's no secret that the manufacturing industry is rapidly changing. Automation is becoming a more and more common sight in factories all over the world, and for good reason. Automated...

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Overcome Labor Shortages with Manufacturing Automation

By OTC Insights Team on September 26, 2022

As labor and supply chain challenges persist globally, increased automation is on every manufacturer’s mind. How do I improve production without adding labor hours? Is manufacturing...

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How Managed Air Services Can Help Manufacturers Meet ESG Goals

By OTC Insights Team on May 12, 2022

In the past, investors focused on one goal — how large will the return be?

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