Why IIoT is a Priority for Manufacturers

Industry-wide, use cases have been proven, IIoT platforms have shown their effectiveness and potential, and roadmaps to success have been developed as opposed to the mere visions imagined just a few years ago.

2019 Deloitte and MAPI Smart Factory Study: Capturing Value Along the Digital Journey

Although 2011 is considered the unofficial start of the fourth industrial revolution, U.S. manufacturers have reported zero average growth in labor productivity over the past five years - despite continual improvements in equipment, software and management approaches.

Predictive Maintenance - A Powerful First Step Towards Adopting AI for Manufacturing

Among the wealth of use cases for AI & ML in manufacturing, one rises above the rest in terms of feasibility and impact - predictive maintenance. Predictive maintenance addresses the age-old challenge of ensuring maximum availability of critical manufacturing systems.

Siemens and Dassault Systèmes Take Top Spots in ABI Research's Manufacturing Simulation Software Competitive Assessment

ABI Research chose these vendors for the assessment due to their simulation capabilities in discrete manufacturing specifically, where software is used to simulate physical processes digitally to optimize engineering, planning, and operations on the factory floor.

The Role of Hardware in IIoT Deployment

The hardware that makes up the IIoT is as varied as the data itself, and making decisions about what and how to deploy can be a significant challenge for manufacturers- especially when so much is riding on the decision.

Rittal Automation Handbook Identifies Areas of Improvement and Efficiency

You can lower labor costs, increase accuracy and reduce processing time by automating the control panel modification process. The Rittal Automation Systems Handbook identifies products that provide solutions to all of these plus more.

Schneider Electric Launches First Smart Factory in the U.S. Demonstrating Quantifiable, Real-Time Benefits of Innovative EcoStruxure Solutions

The facility is a showcase for sharing IIoT integration strategies with End Users, Machine Builders and Partners. The Smart Factory has tracked quantifiable benefits from IIoT implementation, including a 20% reduction in mean time to repair and a 90% paperwork elimination.

Zebra Study: Six in 10 Plan Warehouse Automation to Augment Labor by 2024

ZebraTechnology today announced the results of its 2024 Warehousing Vision Study, analyzing IT and operations decision makers' strategies for modernizing their warehouses, distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

Wallmount Buyer's Guide from Rittal

Choosing the right compact enclosure is overwhelming. Hundreds of choices in materials, configurations and ratings can lead to confusion and mistakes when specifying the right product.

DOWNLOAD your "Industrialize Your Data" handout from Marklogic

Modern manufacturers face key challenges to reaching their Industry 4.0 potential. MarkLogic knows data is your greatest asset to better serve customers, improve products, and navigate those complex environments.

3rd Internet of Manufacturing Midwest - ADDRESSING IT - OT RELATIONS

IT/OT convergence is fundamental to today's smart factory. Manufacturers are certainly aware that it is something they need to nurture, to really benefit and achieve ROI from IoT technologies, but what exactly will change to organizational structures and team cultures bring.

HOW SMALL SHOPS CAN START THE MARCH TOWARDS DIGITALIZATION

Commentary from Ramona Schindler, General Manager Machine Tool Systems, Siemens Switzerland. Most shops, even the smallest ones, have obviously been gathering data and logging it in a production-schedule format of some kind for many years.

IoT and the 0G Network

Digitizing manufacturing and the supply chain require that technologies can connect assets, collect data and extract information. Our 0G network enables this by allowing real time data access and visibility. As a result, we help customers transform information into action.

Digital Thread: Where Will Your Added Value Come From?

"What makes the digital thread so important is that to leverage all the data, you need to also manage how the data connects to the rest of the operation and how it flows from one process to another."

NIMS and Festo Didactic to Develop Industry 4.0 Skills Standards and Certified Training Program

With NIMS' emphasis on manufacturing skills training, credentialing, and standards, plus Festo's complete Industry 4.0 learning Factories, courseware and eLearning integration, the two organizations are well poised to provide the training programs for Industry 4.0.

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