With several partnerships announced and highlighted throughout the week of its Minds + Machines conference in San Francisco, GE demonstrated the idea of generativity—putting down a rich soil and letting the rest of the world add to it.
The industrial technology vendors team up to offer customers an interactive way to produce EPA, FDA, and other compliance reports required in pharmaceutical, water/wastewater, and food and beverage industries.
A discussion with Jim Walsh, president and general manager of GE Intelligent Platforms Software business, provides insight into the company’s recent realignment with GE’s Corporate group and the company’s increasing focus on the Industrial Internet.
Two announcements made at Hannover Fair 2015—one involving the EtherCAT Trade Group and OPC Foundation and the other involving Bosch Rexroth and National Instruments—highlight a growing trend around inter-company partnerships to advance interoperability, the Internet of Things, and the merging of IT and operations technology.
Going after a growing downstream oil and gas industry, Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions has increased its operation capacity by 50 percent by moving to a new facility and optimizing production flow.
At Hannover Messe this week, ABB followed its introduction of a collaborative robot with an announcement about acquiring Germany’s Gomtec, whose technology will strengthen capabilities in the field further.
Though leading indicators are beginning to trend lower, the U.S. economy continues to shine. Develop aggressive strategies for growth, and invest in process, equipment and people to meet increasing demand.