🔮 It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

…to automate your plant.  Former engineering manager, John Giles, offers some practical steps for developing an automation roadmap in this recent interview:

John suggests to start with a thorough discovery phase and feasibility assessment.  And keep in mind: it’s not always the shiny new technology that will make the biggest impact.  Look for simple and impactful. 👊

“Select a meaningful and manageable project that will build confidence

Why not you? Why not your team?  Why not today? 🤷‍♀️  

Define and scope a narrow project, gain a few early successes, then build from there!   It’s the old adage: “a journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step.” 🌄

👷️ How it’s made

Mechanical Watch - How It Works

🛠 Cool Tool

  • Roughness – How to Choose the Right Cut Off

📚 Historical Society

🎢  Tangent

  • Earth’s Quietest Place Will Drive You Crazy in 45 Minutes… introducing The Orfield Challenge”.

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