Digital Transformation for Small and Medium Manufacturers
Small and medium manufacturers have largely been hesitant to make the transition to a smart manufacturing system due to concerns over the cost and time investment. However, those hesitations may not actually be true when the implementation is done right.
Dr. Ananth Seshan
Jul 9th, 2020
Lauren Gibbons Paul
Jul 7th, 2020
Conducting Virtual FATs: Best Practices
Jun 30th, 2020
How Aveva Insights is Used in Schneider Electric's Batam Factory
Jun 30th, 2020
Enterprise Connectivity and Home Version Announced for Ignition
Jun 26th, 2020
Bosch Updates Industry 4.0 Software to Digitalize Manufacturing
Along with its launch of the second release of the Nexeed Industrial Application System, Bosch has rolled out a ‘Manufacture #LikeABosch’ campaign to raise awareness for industrial digitalization.
Jun 19th, 2020
Doosan Bobcat Moves from Paper-Based to Digital Production
Implementation of FactoryTalk InnovationSuite is helping Doosan Bobcat create a five-year technology advancement program to take its operations digital and enable data-driven decision-making at all levels.
Jun 18th, 2020
Is The Digital Transformation Changing Industry’s Approach to Quality?
An update to the Automation World survey on the use of automation for quality inspections detects some surprising changes in the era of digitalization. Quality may be becoming associated more with process feedback than classical inspection technologies.
James R. Koelsch
Jun 16th, 2020
Digital Twin Consortium Founded
Ansys, Dell, and Microsoft are among the founding members of a new consortium created to develop standard terminology and reference architectures around digital twin technology, in addition to sharing use cases across industries.
Jun 11th, 2020
Where the Pandemic Is Impacting Automation
Though it’s still too early to tell for certain, distinct technology areas—ranging from 5G, cloud/edge, and artificial intelligence to articulated robots—are expected to grow significantly in response to the business impacts of COVID-19.
Jun 9th, 2020
FDT Group Releases Data Exchange Standard for Next-Gen Automation
The new FDT 3.0 standard and developer toolkits are secure, scalable and platform-independent, enabling remote access to device and network data across the enterprise without PLC/DCS host intervention.
Jun 8th, 2020
A Step Approach to Industry 4.0
Figuring out how to approach Industry 4.0 can be an intimidating process. Starting with simple retrofitting steps coupled with obsolescence management is one way to make the process more easily manageable.
Jun 4th, 2020
Maximizing Productivity with the Power of Data
Bringing your manufacturing processes into the fourth industrial revolution.
May 21st, 2020
Cloud Cost Factors: 7 Considerations
Manufacturers looking to move data to the cloud face unique challenges due to the nature of industrial business and existing capital investments. Here’s advice on how to assess those challenges from a cost vantage point.
May 19th, 2020
Technology Matters: Maintenance and the Digital Transformation, Virtual Assistants, IoT Adoption and COVID-19
A review of key developments we’ve recently covered to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of industrial automation.
May 14th, 2020
Open Manufacturing Platform Expands
Three steering committee members and new working groups have been added to the The Open Manufacturing Platform to help guide manufacturers through digital transformation.
May 13th, 2020
Is the Purdue Model Still Relevant?
The Purdue Model has provided a hierarchical structure for industrial communications to keep computing and networks deterministic. But in the age of IoT, data flow is no longer hierarchical. So what model should industry use now?
May 12th, 2020
IoT Adoption: Before and After COVID-19
New survey data from the Eclipse Foundation on Internet of Things technology adoption provides an interesting pre-pandemic outlook on the digital transformation of industry—an outlook that could change significantly over the next year.
Apr 14th, 2020
A Reliable, Healthy OT Network and The Journey of Into IIoT
As companies continue to look for ways to continue their digital transformation journey, a look into the health and reliability of the operations technology needs to be assessed in order to successfully incorporate IIoT technology.
Apr 13th, 2020
Three Steps to Leveraging the Power of Your Data
Pursuing Industry 4.0 solutions should begin with a clear understanding of your business strategy. This approach will ensure consensus and provide a common foundation when creating a roadmap with the appropriate partner to implement successful automation
Apr 11th, 2020
End-to-End Connectivity in the Cards for Converters
For label, flexible packaging, folding carton, and corrugated industries, the entire production chain needs to become more agile, flexible, and interconnected, according to one leading converting equipment supplier.
Apr 8th, 2020
IIoT Comes to Traditional I/O
Intelligent, Ethernet-based I/O devices flatten the IIoT technology and talent stacks, speeding integration of wired devices to cloud IoT systems.
Apr 4th, 2020
Five Characteristics Reshaping Manufacturing
How Industry 4.0 is creating a connected, intelligent, global, multigenerational, and experiential world.
Apr 4th, 2020
OEMs Can Succeed No Matter the Economic Situation
Ideate and innovate is a mantra that OEMs are increasingly embracing during the age of disruption. Implementing solid business practices and coming up with fresh, innovative ideas could be the way of coming out ahead in times of economic uncertainty.
Apr 4th, 2020
Meeting the Capacity Requirements for Industrial Blockchain
Though blockchain, as it is configured now, isn't capable of meeting the transactions-per-second needed for full-production industrial supply chain applications, private and permissioned configurations may be the key to changing that.
Apr 3rd, 2020
Is Our Approach to Artificial Intelligence Wrong?
Will our use of AI doom humans to Alan Turing’s prediction that machines will one day take control, or can a different approach to the technology still deliver the benefits without endangering us?
Mar 26th, 2020
How to Select IoT Sensors
In this episode of the 'Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered' podcast series, we connect with Allan Hottovy of Telemecanique Sensors to learn how to evaluate sensor selection for Industrial Internet of Things/Industry 4.0 applications.
Mar 13th, 2020