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Robots, cobots or nobots?

Robots, cobots or nobots?

With the deluge of new technologies, the question arises whether your company should get serious about robots, if only to be ready for relatively new technologies such as AI and ML. However, robotization is a means and never an end in itself. Before implementing robotics, it is therefore important to first map out various considerations…
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Are you being servitized?

Are you being servitized?

Buzzwords and trends, they are of all times. In many cases they are nothing more than old wine in new bottles. “Servitization” is a fine example. Many people consider it a global trend but for Selmers transforming a product-oriented business model into a service-oriented one has been common practice for years. We just keep going…
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How quality analysis can lead to cost savings

How quality analysis can lead to cost savings

In mass production, even one gram of material savings per item can yield substantial cost savings. This is often done on the basis of analyses and (subsequent) calculation, and determined over a longer period of time and a multitude of production runs. Real-time adjustment of consumables during a production run however is, as far as…
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How smart factories pave the way for agility

How smart factories pave the way for agility

For many production companies, the ‘Smart Factory’ still seems a long way off. How on earth are you going to make your factory more autonomous, more efficient and more predictable all on your own? After all, to achieve this, cyber-physical systems need to monitor your physical processes and be able to make decentralized decisions. With…
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The innovative road to safe and affordable maintenance

The innovative road to safe and affordable maintenance

Breaking new ground strongly appeals to the explorer inside of us, which is probably why everybody loves innovation. To many companies, innovation is even a necessity to survive in competitive markets. For some reason, maintenance is often neglected or even forgotten in industrial environments when determining the overall ROI. We help companies to close these…
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The magic of the Selmers Plant Management System 'revealed’

The magic of the Selmers Plant Management System ‘revealed’

Across several blogs we have explained the many things our SPMS production management system is capable of. We think the time has come to disclose exactly how it all works and how SPMS can be tailored to your individual wishes and requirements. The best way to do this is by means of a specific project…
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When the going gets tough, our Concepts Team gets going

When the going gets tough, our Concepts Team gets going

The A-team was without a doubt one of the most popular TV series ever. The combination of tough guys, determination and a high degree of resourcefulness appealed to the imagination of countless people worldwide. At Selmers we have our own ‘C-team’ that shows some resemblance with the TV heroes, in a different but equally exciting…
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How SPMS can improve your processes and even business models

How SPMS can improve your processes and even business models

In previous blogs, we have outlined the key elements and benefits of our SPMS system in production environments. However, its versatility is not limited to converting production data and processes into smart data, but offers fresh insights into production-related processes such as logistics and even sales at the same time. In recent cases, SPMS has…
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VR simulation reduces actual commissioning costs dramatically

VR simulation reduces actual commissioning costs dramatically

Computer simulation comes in all kinds of applications. Many virtual worlds are purely for fun, such as racing games or SimCity. And although several colleagues at Selmers are certainly not averse to this, this blog is primarily about business VR applications. Much like flight, ship and drive simulators, Selmers in turn uses Virtual Reality to…
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Standardization by modularity provides flexibility to quickly move equipment and factories

Standardization by modularity provides flexibility to quickly move equipment and factories

After years in which customization was considered the holy grail, almost everyone nowadays strives for standardization. From a cost point of view and in order to be able to reuse knowledge, this makes perfect sense. By adding modularity to standardization, for example within our own SPMS, we can flexibly automate a wide range of industries.…
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