The Role of MES in an IIoT World
As the Industrial Internet of Things continues to gain momentum in manufacturing, many wonder about the future of manufacturing execution systems and their relation to digitalization initiatives.
James R. Koelsch
Nov 15th, 2019
What is IO-Link?
Nov 14th, 2019
MES is Dead, IIOT has arrived.
Nov 8th, 2019
Are DataOps the Missing Link to Industry 4.0?
Nov 7th, 2019
Is Software Eating Industry Yet?
Oct 31st, 2019
The SaaS-ification of PTC
PTC’s pending acquisition of Onshape will add a cloud-based Software as a Service product development platform to the company’s CAD and PLM portfolio.
Oct 24th, 2019
The Machine Economy is Upon Us
The IOTA Foundation has been working on an IoT communication protocol that will enable machines to autonomously conduct transactions in a fee-free, secure, and trustworthy exchange.
Oct 18th, 2019
Bringing Industry 4.0 to the Australian Defense Force
This article lays out the four key benefits when adopting Industry 4.0 technologies in your organization.
Oct 7th, 2019
Siemens Adds Artificial Intelligence to Control Logic
The neural processing unit module for the Simatic S7-1500 controller and the ET 200MP I/O system enables machines to recognize complex patterns.
Sep 25th, 2019
Today’s Digital Transformation Reality
Dana Inc. and Streamline Innovations show how digital transformations can start today in the discrete and process industries using Ignition to overcome legacy infrastructure’s digital shortcomings.
Sep 20th, 2019
Siemens PLM Name Change Reflects New Reach
Siemens PLM becomes Siemens Digital Industries Software to reflect the inclusion of manufacturing operations management capabilities, IOT analytics, and app development aimed at building new systems and integrating and extending existing ones.
Sep 5th, 2019
Discover the Secrets of a Successful Automation Project
Learn about planning and project management, building your machine or automated system, and technologies to improve manufacturing outcomes. Automation World’s free resource features 150 pages on managing automation projects from start to finish.
Nov 6th, 2019
Combining IIoT and AI to Elevate Machine Health
Augury’s Halo platform—a turnkey offering that combines sensors, artificial intelligence, and vibration experts—can diagnose the “acoustic footprint” of a machine, flagging a problem before it impacts performance.
Aug 31st, 2019
Making the Case for the Smart Manufacturing Ecosystem
New advances in technology are helping manufacturers tackle all kinds of new problems, but the organizations that learn how to leverage the emerging innovation-driven ecosystem are the ones who will compete and grow in the decades to come.
Aug 30th, 2019
Air Products Extends Business with Cloud-Based Services
By connecting equipment in the field to to its own ProcessMD platform using Siemens Mindsphere, Air Products has been able to deliver its expertise to customers to help them reduce downtime and energy costs.
Aug 29th, 2019
5 Essential Security Features for Control, Edge, and IIoT Systems
Regardless of the connected automation device you’re looking to install, key security features to look for include network interfaces, firewalls, data communication options, encryption and certificate management, and user accounts.
Aug 16th, 2019
Achieving Energy Efficiency Through Industry 4.0
Examining the installation of IoT technology in a pharmaceutical production environment can help illustrate how IoT can aid energy conservation efforts, provide predictive analytics for machine and manufacturing processes, and help pharma companies reach ISO 50001 targets.
Aug 16th, 2019
How Industrial IoT Can Build Next-Gen Automation Systems
A look at how IoT technologies are addressing automation system demands, including the need for real-time communications; cybersecurity compliance; and use of Time-Sensitive Networking, OPC UA, and MQTT.
Aug 16th, 2019
Why OPC UA Over TSN Will Prove Critical to Manufacturing IIoT
Industrial system interoperability is on the way through a combination of the determinism supplied by Time-Sensitive Networking and OPC UA’s machine-to-machine communications to better synchronize machinery on the plant floor and the device-level communication inside those machines, regardless of supplier.
Aug 16th, 2019
Why Start Your Digital Transformation Now (Part One)?
Because end-to-end business integration is fast becoming table stakes in the race for competitive advantage.
Aug 16th, 2019
Nokia Employs 5G In Its Own Factory
To prove the capabilities of its private wireless 4.9G & 5G networks, edge/cloud, and analytics technologies, Nokia put them into play in its Oulu, Finland, base station pre-production facility.
Aug 12th, 2019
Understanding IoT Cybersecurity Risks
Deloitte and Dragos share the top threats to organizations and the need for a secure-by-design approach to the Internet of Things.
Aug 8th, 2019
The Intersection of IoT and Sustainability
Georgia Tech hosts an event connecting the dots between the corporate and societal digital transformations.
Aug 6th, 2019
ABB Supports Digital Kazakhstan With Oil Refinery Modernization
As part of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s five-year plan to elevate its economic sectors with digital technologies, starting with industry, ABB has won a multi-million-dollar project to modernize the Shymkent oil refinery.
Jul 30th, 2019
Data Collection and Reporting the Cheap and Easy Way
Most data collection and reporting software requires a lot of upfront capital to get started with. But there are ways smaller companies and manufacturers can get access to all the same tools without the high cost.
Jul 15th, 2019
Emerson Brings Cloud-Based SCADA Into Its Field
With its acquisition of Zedi’s software and automation businesses, Emerson is getting hold of the cloud-based monitoring, control, and optimization needed to help oil and gas producers make sense of the data being gathered through all the sensors out in the field.
Jul 11th, 2019
Siemens Opcenter Unifies Its Operations Software
Siemens Opcenter is cloud-ready software designed to integrate the company’s manufacturing operations management software packages into a single product.
Jun 27th, 2019