Category Archives: Research and Development

UMD Offers Latest Industry Technology Updates Through YouTube Videos

Here at UMD Automated Systems, we create material handling solutions for manufacturers in a wide range of industries, such as Tire and Rubber, Tier 1 Automotive, packaging and tote handling, appliance, bulk handling, and structural. When you choose us for … Continue reading

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UMD Automated Systems Celebrates National Manufacturing Day

The first Friday of every October, companies across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico celebrate National Manufacturing Day. This year, the event takes place on October 7th with over 2,340 events. National Manufacturing Day is a day for companies to open … Continue reading

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Tire Sortation Innovation with the DARB Sorter

In these highly competitive times, the efficiency and quality that sorting systems provide is welcomed by a number of industries. Within the tire and rubber industry, DARB sorters are one of the best ways to maximize efficiency and quality. With … Continue reading

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American Made: The Past that Brings us to the Future

In the 20th Century, the manufacturing industry in America was strong and thriving. Our manufacturing sector made everything that consumers needed: cars, food, clothes, toys, books, furniture, etc. It employed millions of people and helped bring about the rise of … Continue reading

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Combatting the Manufacturing Skills Gap – How Do We Reignite the Love of Working with Your Hands?

Back in the day, one of the best parts of getting a bicycle was the opportunity to customize it. It would break, you would repair it, and typically modify it while you were at it. After a while, that modification … Continue reading

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Improving the American Manufacturing Landscape through Automation

Manufacturing is making a comeback in America, and that’s due in no small part to automation. But what are the benefits of automation, and why have so many businesses decided to make the switch? Read on for answers. Increasing Efficiency … Continue reading

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80/20

Most of our systems follow the 80/20 rule: 80% of what we’re doing we have a history with, and the other 20% is unique to the application we’re working on. Both parts of that 80/20 are equally important. The 80% … Continue reading

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