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Earlier this month, the brightest minds in automation gathered for a week at Automation Fair 2023 in Boston. With powerful keynote speakers, interactive exhibits, advanced training and an entire expo floor full of the latest automation technology, there was a lot to learn and experience. What do you need to know heading into the new year? Here are five trends that will make an impact on the automation industry in 2024.
It’s prime holiday shopping time. Do you know what to get your favorite electrician this holiday season? Whether you are writing to Santa, shopping for a loved one or treating yourself, we want to make it simple for you. So we’ve made a list. We’ve checked it twice. We’ve verified these products are nice. Check out these holiday gift ideas you can find at Van Meter
Wouldn’t it be great if your workforce paid for itself? It’s not as farfetched as it sounds. Of course, no person is going to work for free, but after the initial purchase, industrial robots will ‘work’ for several years with no additional cost. So, do industrial robots pay for themselves? How quickly will you see your return on investment (ROI)? Here are five factors to consider when determining whether industrial robots are worth the investment in your operation.
If you are looking for a versatile wire tugger that can handle most of your wire pulls, look no further than the Maxis 6K cable puller. In addition to saving time and effort pulling wire, the 6K can be set up by one person in less than two minutes. Watch Adam Bayliss, contractor services specialist, show you how to set up the Maxis 6K cable puller for an overhead wire pull, or follow our step-by-step guide below.
What is life’s next chapter for military veterans around the nation who return home after serving our country? For some, the process between deployment and employment involves readjustments to find the right career fit where they can find their purpose outside of the service. For others, they find that fit at Van Meter.
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While our goals might be the same, the varied strengths and differences of our employee-owners is something we rely on to reach those goals. Leveraging the different backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints of our people and our partners is an important part in helping us pursue our purpose.
Some kids want to be astronauts, doctors, firefighters or movie stars when they grow up. Others just want to automate Halloween decorations like their dad. At least that was the goal for Jackie LaFleur, Van Meter’s Smart Manufacturing Business Manager, when she was growing up. Well—her dad did not actually automate Halloween props for a living.
Lighting projects can get complicated and messy very quickly. With fixtures, drivers, cans and trims (plus the boxes they come in) strewn all over the jobsite, how do you manage and navigate all the clutter to locate and install the parts you need? Good news! You have access to services that can help. To lighten your load, check out eight ways to save time and money on your next lighting project.
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