Linear Actuator: A Key to Factory Automation

June 24, 2020 by SLS & Ewellix

  Smarter, more flexible and more functional, Industry 4.0 enabled automation is more accessible than you think Around the world, factories are betting on the potential of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things to unlock a new wave of productivity, profitability and growth.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

Strategies to Operations Series 3: Product Life-Cycle

June 05, 2020 by Slimstock

Every product goes through a product life-cycle consisting of five phases. As a supply chain professional, how can you ensure you keep just enough inventory at every stage? Unfortunately, the duration an item spends at each stage is different for every product, as is the growth curve and total demand. Furthermore, a large number of products fail during the introduction phase and thus move directly to the phase-out aspect of the product lifespan.

categories: Service

4 Myths About Pneumatics- And One Key Advantage

May 14, 2020 by SLS & Festo

  High wear, costly maintenance, high energy costs- there is a whole series of myths perpetuated about pneumatic actuators, which make it appear less advantageous as an actuator technology than other alternatives. In some cases this has to do with misconceptions or outdated calculations. In other cases it is because disadvantages that play a role in certain applications and industries are transferred to the specific case. That is why a closer look is always worthwhile: what exactly is the[...]

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

Strategies to Operations Series 2: ABC/XYZ

April 14, 2020 by Slimstock

Through finding the balance between investment in inventory and service levels, businesses can exploit the laws of Pareto principle in order to adopt a more proactive approach to managing the entire assortment. It is no secret that for many businesses, 80% of the turnover is generated by just 20% of the assortment. Given that such a large proportion of the assortment seemingly offers such little value to the business, you would be forgiven for focusing all of your attention on the best[...]

categories: Service

An Introduction to Pneumatics

March 31, 2020 by SLS & Festo

Back in the days, pneumatics have for some considerable time been used for carrying out the simplest mechanical tasks. However in more recent times it has played a more important role in the development of pneumatic technology for applications such as robotic and automation. But before we delve into pneumatic technology, some of you might be wondering.. what exactly is pneumatic? How does a pneumatic system work?  And where can we use pneumatics? Without further ado, let us get down to it.

categories: Product- Non-Bearings

Strategies to Operations Series 1: Assortment Index

February 11, 2020 by Slimstock

For a business to succeed, the inventory strategy must align with the overall corporate vision of the organisation. However, when it comes to executing the supply chain strategy, even seemingly small inventory management decisions can have a profound and far-reaching impact across the rest of the organisation.

categories: Service

4 Interesting Facts About Bearings

January 21, 2020 by Sabrina Quek

What do a famous painter, children's toys and a hand-made wooden musical instrument have in common? This may come as a surprise to some- they are all associated with bearings in some ways.  To many, when you think about bearings, they are known to be used mostly in industrial and automotive settings, such as factories and motor vehicles. You're not wrong; bearings are essential components in many of these applications, but it may then surprise you that bearings actually have some interesting[...]

categories: Product- Bearings

Indonesia- A Traveling Experience

December 03, 2019 by Sabrina Quek

I cannot be more grateful to have another wonderful opportunity to travel to our ASEAN counterpart- Indonesia for four days. A country blessed with the wonders of nature such as gorgeous long beaches, a tropical climate and beautiful islands, as well as a rich cultural heritage and palatable traditional food, it is no surprise why Indonesia is one of the world's most traveled tourist destination. This time, I was fortunate to travel to two different regions of Indonesia- Medan and the country's[...]

categories: Sabrina's Journal

Applying Thermography to Predictive Maintenance

November 20, 2019 by SLS

When undergoing their predictive maintenance routine, engineers would often carry out condition-based monitoring such as vibration analysis to improve understanding of the machine condition and enhance the reliability of their equipment. But do you know there is also another type of condition-based monitoring that you can apply to your predictive maintenance solution? That's right, it is thermography.

categories: Predictive Maintenance

Electrical Basics Training For An F&B Company In Shah Alam, Malaysia

November 06, 2019 by SLS

With its strategic location along the Melaka Straits and well developed infrastructure including Port Klang, which is among the top 12 biggest ports in the world, Selangor is home to many food and beverage manufacturing companies who are in the business of food processing and manufacturing, the fifth largest industry in the state, In the F&B sector, it is crucial to be equipped with basic electrical knowledge to prevent production from unplanned shutdown and downtime. 

categories: Traning and Development

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