PMMI Podcasts

How Automation Can Increase Industrial Job Satisfaction

This episode looks at how automation technologies are improving industrial workers' satisfaction with their jobs and how employers can help their workers understand that automation...

What Are LiDAR Sensors?

Sick USA's Aaron Rothmeyer explains LiDAR sensors, how they differ from other sensors commonly used in the manufacturing industries and how they can be applied in quality control...

What is a Smart Factory?

Schneider Electric’s Heather Cykoski explains what constitutes a smart factory, how the concept is advancing at manufacturing facilities across the globe, its connection to digital...

Why Are Industrial Automation Companies Embracing Nvidia Technologies?

In this episode, we look at how Nvidia’s technologies are impacting industrial automation on a large scale via collaborations with Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Aveva...

What is FDT?

In this episode, we connect with Steve Biegacki of the FDT Group to get a better understanding of the FDT open standard industrial device communication technology, how it's used...

Cloud Computing Isn’t as Dependent on Cloud Platforms as You Might Think

In this episode we look at the growing use of cloud computing in industry and the surprising, but erroneous post from Microsoft that it was planning to discontinue a key component...

How to Apply OEE for Maximum Effect

Jim Toman of system integrator Grantek explains the overall equipment effectiveness formula, how to apply the results and why the metric remains relevant.

Are Robots Taking Too Many Jobs?

Automation World was recently invited to appear on Southern California Public Radio's LAist AirTalk program to discuss the realities around the impact of increasing automation...

Are Open Systems Reliable Enough for Industrial Automation?

Ken Crawford of Weidmüller USA speaks with Automation World about the company’s use of open-source technologies in its new u-OS product and how it can benefit OEM and end-user...

Safety Device Insights

Know your basic safety device types and hear expert advice on choosing the right safety device for your application.

What is Industrial Data Ops?

With system integrator and technology supplier insights, we take a look at the rise of industrial data ops—how it differs from historical data storage and trending activities ...

How Do You Assess IoT Platform Software for Vertical Industry Applications?

Learn about IoT platforms, how they're applied across different industries, what operations technology professionals need to be aware of during IoT platform assessments and lessons...

How Does the ARM Institute Help Manufacturers?

In this episode, we connect with Ira Moskowitz, CEO of the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute, to learn about its work supporting the use of robotics and AI in the ...
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Industry Update: AI in the OT

An update on two high-profile integrations of Microsoft's artificial intelligence with operations technology software from Aveva and Siemens.
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How to Choose Multi-Axis Electric Motion Control Technology

Anthony Leo with Norgren explains multi-axis electric motion control technology and how it differs from more general electric motion control and pneumatic motion control technologies...