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The Benefits of Bringing in a Partner for Assessment and Project Planning
When it comes to operational improvements, tight time constraints can be a problem. A partner who can help get some long-forgotten initiatives off the ground may be the key to hitting your operational goals.
Jan 13th, 2020
How to Safely Implement Collaborative Robots
As collaborative robots continue to be introduced in manufacturing, some key safety hazards need to be addressed before collaborative robots can be safely implemented on the line.
Dec 16th, 2019
How Developing a Batching System’s Phases Is all About Balance
There are a lot of parts to be aware of when developing a flexible batching system. However, if you want to ensure operational efficiency, developing well-balanced phases is the most integral piece.
Dec 9th, 2019
How IO-Link Benefits OEMs and End Users
Already popular in Europe, the IO-Link industrial communication technology is reportedly growing by double digits in the U.S. Learn why this point-to-point data communication method is increasingly preferred across industry for delivering device data.
Dec 3rd, 2019
Implementing Modern Technology to Reduce Downtime Troubleshooting
Introducing the newest technology to your facility may come with a steep learning curve, but the benefits are especially large when it comes to a reduction in downtime troubleshooting.
Nov 25th, 2019
Network Resiliency on the Manufacturing Floor
Unplanned downtime is a significant detriment to any business. In order to make sure that processes remain uninterrupted, consider implementing these resiliency protocols when designing your industrial network infrastructure.
Sep 2nd, 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
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
Epson Expands Industrial Automation Reach
Extending its high-speed, high-precision technologies across a range of price points, Epson is positioning itself to be a major player in small part handling robots, vision, and feeder systems.
Aug 27th, 2019
Advice on Scaling IIoT Projects
Lots of advice exists on how get started with Industrial Internet of Things projects. Insights on how to scale those pilot projects are not so common and are now being figured out by companies in real time. Petasense CEO Abhinav Khushraj offers insights he’s learned from customers going through the scaling process now.
Jul 9th, 2019
Artificial Intelligence-Based Analytics Help Utilities Weather the Storm
GE Power has released a series of analytics packages that help electric grid operations tackle storm readiness, network connectivity, and transmission operations in an increasingly complex world of power management.
Jul 2nd, 2019
Shop Floor to Top Floor Workflow
ServiceNow’s workflow management platform aims to connect front office and plant floor workflows around one system that can connect with any MES or ERP system.
Apr 30th, 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
Predictive Maintenance With Industrial Networks
Predictive maintenance is a topic that is heavily discussed in IIoT forums. However, there is a great deal of confusion as to where and how it applies to industrial networks.
Linda Caron, CSME
Feb 23rd, 2019
Edge Platform Releases Assist Both Experienced and Newbies
The next phase of GE’s Industrial Internet Control System provides increased flexibility in edge control and analytics through an open controller and remote monitoring platform.
Jan 3rd, 2019
SAP Stakes Claim in New OEM Business Model
The transfer of sensor data to the cloud is opening up new business model opportunities for OEMs. From the offer of new maintenance services to different payment options, SAP looks to help OEMs leverage these new models through easier development of support apps.
Dec 26th, 2018
6 Steps to Supporting an Automation System
When you find yourself trying to get a broken system up and running again, going through the troubleshooting process systematically can help. Here’s a six-step process.
Dec 17th, 2018
Exclusive: Experts Weigh In On the Impact of Data
In an exclusive roundtable discussion with Automation World, Georgia Tech engineering, science and research experts shared their insights on the trajectories and effects of artificial intelligence and machine learning, and how the intersection of data and technology is changing industry.
Nov 26th, 2018
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