Julie Basello

Julie Basello is a Marketing Specialist, responsible for Photography, Videography and Social Media for Radwell International. She also writes, edits and curates Radical Automation, Radwell International's blog.


How Social Media Can Benefit Your Operation

You see all the activity happening on social media. Is your business taking advantage of what social media has to offer? Social media can bring many distinct benefits to industrial brands. Here are some ways in which a strong social media presence can positively impact your manufacturing business:

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Safeguarding Manufacturing Networks: Cyber Defense for Manufacturers

Smart manufacturing floors are increasingly becoming connected and digitized, which brings many benefits but makes them an attractive target for hackers. Safeguarding the connected devices from security breach is crucial for protecting sensitive data, intellectual property, and maintaining uninterrupted operations.

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Doubling Down on Efficiency: Harnessing the Potential of Digital Twins

Digital twins are revolutionizing the way businesses operate by providing a virtual replica of physical assets, processes, and systems. This technology has the potential to greatly improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance decision-making across a variety of industries.

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Repair or Replace: Choosing the Best Option for Your Facility

As a plant engineer or manager of a manufacturing facility, you know that maintaining your current equipment and infrastructure is crucial to keeping your operations running seamlessly. However, there will come a time when you need to decide whether to repair or replace certain components. Making this choice can be challenging, as each option has its own advantages and disadvantages.

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Is It Time for A Systems Upgrade in Your Manufacturing Plant?

Manufacturing plants are complex systems that rely on various components and processes to operate efficiently. Over time, these systems can become outdated, inefficient, or unreliable, leading to decreased productivity and increased costs. If you're an engineer working in a manufacturing plant, you may be wondering how to know when it's time for a systems upgrade. In this article, we'll discuss some of the signs that indicate it's time to upgrade your manufacturing plant's systems. This will highlight the advantages to systems upgrades.

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Why Fluid Maintenance is Critical For the Plant Floor

Industrial equipment requires proper maintenance to ensure optimal performance and long-term durability. One crucial aspect of equipment maintenance is fluid maintenance. Fluids such as oils, lubricants, and coolants play a critical role in the operation of industrial machinery, and their proper maintenance is vital to ensure the equipment operates efficiently and without damage. In this article, we will discuss why fluid maintenance programs are essential for industrial equipment and the benefits they offer.

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Are Supply Chain Issues Improving?

Exploring the Last Three Years of Supply Chain Progress and Challenges

As we reflect on the tumultuous past three years, it's impossible not to wonder if any progress has been made with regards to the disruptions that were induced by the pandemic.

Supply chain companies were severely impacted by lockdown measures and reduced shipping capacity, resulting in a challenging environment for manufacturers to adapt to the “new normal”. Consequently, we witnessed empty shelves and panicked consumers struggling with short supply, including a shortage of toilet paper during the pandemic's peak.

In this article, we will delve into the topic of whether any significant improvements have been made since the pandemic began. It's important to note that our focus will be solely on this subject, and we won't touch upon discussions surrounding inflationary pressure and its potential impact on supply chains.

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Variable Frequency Drives: Proper Maintenance Matters

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are electronic devices that are used to control the speed and torque of an AC electric motor. They work by adjusting the frequency and voltage of the electrical power supplied to the motor, which in turn changes the motor's speed and torque.

Before we review recommended maintenance for VFD’s, here’s a brief overview of how VFDs operate:

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Beyond Profit: The Wider Benefits of Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainable manufacturing can bring worthwhile benefits to any operation, from small-scale businesses to large-scale industries. Not only does it promote a better work environment, but sustainable practices can also lead to long lasting financial savings. If you're looking for ways to reduce waste and increase efficiency while reducing environmental impacts and operating costs, then sustainable manufacturing is the way to go!

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How to Create A Safer Metalworking Environment

Metalworking is filled with potential hazards. Many tasks involved in working with metals expose machine operators and workers to a multitude of chemicals, noise and flying debris, to name a few. With a few small adjustments to operations, most metalworking hazards can be successfully resolved and promote a better working environment for operators.

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