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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
How to Prepare for Digital Transformation Initiatives: Part I
A push into digital transformation is not as easy as it sounds. It takes an effort from the whole organization to get the process started, but there are many steps and precautions to understand before the initiative can even begin.
Luigi De Bernardini
Sep 23rd, 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
Digital Twin Technology Highlighted with Excavator Demo
To illustrate the possibilities of digital twin technology and make it more broadly accessible, PTC created a simulation of an excavator to demonstrate the operational insights that digital twin technology can provide to industrial end users.
Sep 13th, 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
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
Volkswagen Applies Generative Design
Retrofitting a classic 1962 VW Microbus to create an electric vehicle showcase, VW worked with Autodesk’s generative design software to reduce the vehicle’s weight and re-imagine interior components.
Aug 1st, 2019
Virtual Commissioning of a Robotic Cell
To develop a new robotic system for the material handling industry, JR Automation used a combination of Siemens simulation technologies to create a digital twin of the system that included the robots, PLC, HMI, and sensors.
Jul 25th, 2019
Don’t Wait to Migrate Your Aging PLCs and HMIs
As systems, interfaces, and technology age, the chance of something going wrong rises and the chance of manufacturer support gets lower. Modernization and migration of these items is key to making sure everything operates smoother.
Jul 22nd, 2019
Maximizing Innovation Using Digital Twin Technology
Companies wanting to compete and innovate need to use all the technology at hand. Digital twin technology can maximize productivity in ever-changing and demanding markets.
Jul 17th, 2019
The Benefits of Batch Recipe Lifecycle Management
It might seem appealing to use custom programming for recipe management, but that can come with problems. A batch management package can reduce risk and help get products to market much quicker.
Timothy S. Matheny
Jul 8th, 2019
OMAC Tackles Machine, Operator Efficiency
Providing updates at the Automation World Conference & Expo, group leaders outline efforts to provide guidance on line-level OEE implementation and machine interface standards.
Jun 7th, 2019
Understanding What a Digital Twin Could Do for You
From virtual commissioning to performance modeling, digital twin technology can provide a wide array of benefits. It’s important to decide first what you want from it to know what you’ll need to put into it.
May 29th, 2019
Finding the Human in Technology
Calling it Humanufacturing Tech, Comau introduced several new technologies at Automate 2019, including an exoskeleton, a digital assistant for manual operations, and an interactive IoT platform.
May 3rd, 2019
Shell Gives Its Remote Workers a Heads Up
The oil major is rolling out RealWear head-mounted displays to dozens of operational sites around the world to provide remote assistance for its field workers in hazardous areas.
Apr 4th, 2019
Should System Integrators Start Looking at Blockchain?
We cannot afford to ignore what is fast becoming a significant presence even in the industrial world for managing transactions along the supply chain.
Luigi De Bernardini
Mar 25th, 2019
Aveva Expands Cloud Offerings to Visualize Complex Operations
The company's monitoring, control and information management software, now available in a hybrid offering, enables edge-to-enterprise visualization across multiple operations.
Mar 6th, 2019
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