Linear Motion Blog

  1. Helping California’s Manufacturing Industry on the Road to Recovery

    Helping California’s Manufacturing Industry on the Road to Recovery
    Pamela Kan, President of Bishop-Wisecarver, has been advocating for the manufacturing industry on the local, state and national level for more than 20 years. She is a strong and respected voice and was recently appointed to Governor Newsom’s Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force. As one of 80+ members selected from California’s business, political and social sector, Pamela is tasked with helping bring back the state’s economy from the COVID-19 pandemic. As she represents the manufacturing industry in this state-wide group, Pamela was also asked to join one of Governor Newsom’s recent Economic Recovery and Reinvention Listening Tour episodes focused on manufacturing.
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  2. 4 Videos in 10 Minutes: Motion Technology Overviews for Long Lasting Success

    4 Videos in 10 Minutes: Motion Technology Overviews for Long Lasting Success
    Most of us have more action items on our lists, but less time to complete them. We need the best information and resources to make successful decisions, but we don’t have extra hours to make that happen. With that in mind, Bishop-Wisecarver developed 4 short videos that provide overviews of some of our most popular motion technology products.
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  3. New Product Configurator: Design, Decide and Order

    New Product Configurator: Design, Decide and Order
    Helping customers quickly is always a priority for Bishop-Wisecarver (BW), but we also want to ensure the best solution for each specific project. What good is fast if it doesn’t solve the problem? With the new Product Configurator customers get both speed and accuracy as the entire process takes approximately 5 minutes and includes CAD drawings, LoPro® actuator product descriptions and even specific stock codes to make the online ordering easier.
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  4. Earth Day is an Everyday Event

    Earth Day is an Everyday Event
    Happy 50th Anniversary to the celebration of Earth Day! The first event in 1970 included approximately 10 percent of the US population that year—20 million people —and is credited with launching the modern environmental movement.
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  5. Track vs. Conveyance Systems: When and What to Choose

    Track vs. Conveyance Systems: When and What to Choose
    Both track-based systems and conveyor-based systems can shuttle materials from point A to B…but how do you choose one over the other? Environmental factors, desired machine footprint and application requirements such as speed and precision, all play a role in the decision process, and the ultimate success of that choice.
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  6. Three Ways Motion Solutions Include More than Metal

    Three Ways Motion Solutions Include More than Metal
    At Bishop-Wisecarver, we’ve manufactured patented motion products for nearly seventy years. We take pride in offering our customers a large variety of durable options that provide a low total cost of ownership. From the materials used, to the manufacturing processes we have in place, are what our customers have told us to be the best in the business.
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  7. New Product Selector Tool - Giving Customers More Time & Solutions

    New Product Selector Tool - Giving Customers More Time & Solutions
    Finding the right motion product for any automation project just got easier with Bishop-Wisecarver’s Product Selector tool. Customers easily and quickly answer 5 short questions and the Product Selector tool provides a list of products that match their stated requirements. The list includes each product’s image, description and links to additional info. The entire process takes less than 2 minutes, saving customers valuable time and giving them confidence in researching the best product for their individual needs.
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  8. Top 10 Photos from MFGDay19 AKA “Disneyland of Manufacturing”

    Top 10 Photos from MFGDay19 AKA “Disneyland of Manufacturing”
    At Bishop-Wisecarver, we LOVE celebrating MFGDay! Our team looks forward to it each year and spends months planning new ways to showcase what we do as a motion solutions provider, as well as the opportunities of a manufacturing career. This year was one of our largest events to date. So large in fact, that we ended up hosting two days of events at our facility to accommodate everyone interested and ensure they received a personalized, meaningful experience.
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  9. Bringing Packaging Automation Solutions to PACK EXPO

    Bringing Packaging Automation Solutions to PACK EXPO
    “Tell us about your toughest packaging automation challenge.”

    That was our welcoming statement to booth visitors at the recent PACK EXPO event in Las Vegas, where more than 30K attendees converged to find the latest technologies and solutions to all their packaging challenges. And once we knew their particular issue, we could follow up with multiple solutions as Bishop-Wisecarver has been in business nearly 70 years and has worked with the packaging industry since that first decade.

    With multiple patents showing our experience, and several engineers on hand that love to solve problems, the discussions in the booth were interesting for both our team and the customers.
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  10. Speeding Up, Being Smart, Taking the Stage

    Speeding Up, Being Smart, Taking the Stage
    One of the core values at Bishop-Wisecarver is the “Need for Speed and Think Smartly” in all activities. Key word – ALL. This past summer, two Bishop-Wisecarver employees were on stages at large vendor events discussing ways they had helped the company think smartly on various internal business processes. While customers may not see these efforts directly, they appreciate the results as these propel the company’s Signature Experience of unmatched quality, reliability and service.
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