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Top technology trends to improve plant safety and efficiency

Feb. 8, 2023
What we’re reading this week, including how to evaluate, optimize, and manage your forklift power.

To stay abreast of industry trends, we, the editors, read countless articles and editorials written by experts from across verticals. We're always learning more about the people, technologies, and events that are making waves in the manufacturing space, and we want to share this information with you. In this brief, we’ll cite our sources and highlight columns and features that can help improve uptime at your plant. 


Five key enablers for autonomous operations in 2023 [Smart Industry]
Technology is constantly evolving, and sometimes it can be difficult to predict the next advancement. Will self-driving cars dominate the roads, or will every new home come equipped with a replicator to generate our meals? This article highlights five technologies that will take the step from “conceptual” to “proven” in 2023.


Supply Chain Snags or Full Speed Ahead? What Logistics Looks Like in 2023 [Industry Week]
No one knows what 2023 has in store for the industry. All manufacturers can do is plan for possible scenarios, be ready to act, and try to be as flexible as possible. This article explores the global logistic trends that may impact manufacturing this year.

A Checklist on How to Evaluate and Elevate Forklift Efficiency [New Equipment Digest]
Looking for a way to improve efficiency in your warehouse? Consider the batteries powering your forklifts. Batteries fail, and when they do, they can represent a significant loss of time, productivity, and profit. This article offers guidance on how to evaluate, optimize, and manage your forklift power.

Safety and Security

Cybersecurity must be at the heart of the evolving connected automation platform [Processing]
Operational technology (OT), which is often run on legacy or unsupported systems, is increasingly at risk for cyberattacks, which continue to increase in number and severity every year. To combat this, many facilities are turning to secure-by-design automation platforms. This article demonstrates how these platforms can improve cybersecurity and efficiency simultaneously.


5 Ways Technology Can Improve Manufacturing Safety [EHS Today]
Over the past few years, disruptions have been the one constant in the industrial sector. Luckly, this turbulence has fostered an environment of technological advancement as manufacturers seek out new and better solutions to their existing problems. This article explores five technologies that facilities should seriously consider in 2023.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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