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May 29, 2018

This week my guest is Chris Luecke (Lou—Key), host of Manufacturing Happy Hour; a bi-monthly YouTube series. Manufacturing Happy Hour covers latest in automation trends and technology over a cold one. Chris started the show in 2016 and has done over 30 episodes. Chris is an OEM specialist Account Manager with Rockwell...


May 21, 2018

CSIA recently released the Fifth Version of the Best Practices and Benchmarks Manual. The Best Practices are nearly 400 items that CSIA Members have developed over 24 years relating to better run system integration business.

In this brief episode, Remco Kappert of EKB and Eric Schaefer of Stone Technologies help you...


May 14, 2018

Ashley Dawson is the General Manager of Crossmuller, a full-service system integrator located in Sydney, Australia.

Ashley describes how he approaches a project with a customer, and why he thinks their Certification feels different for the customer, and new engineers.

He also shares with us three things he looks for in...


Apr 30, 2018

Arun Sinha of Opto 22 is our guest this week. Arun and I spoke online just before the CSIA Executive Conference in San Francisco.

Arun thinks the future looks bright for the industrial internet of things and that there some exciting things happening, beyond collecting sensor data.

Arun describes where he sees Opto 22...


Apr 23, 2018

Jeff Knepper is the Executive Director of Business Development at Canary Labs, a historian company near State College, Pennsylvania.

Jeff shares why data collection is so important to improving manufacturing and processing and discovering things that may not have been known as a problem.

We discover that even Jeff's...