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.

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."

Improve without Change: Extending Your Industrial Assets to Do More with What You Have

Data connectivity and collection has evolved past the workarounds and silos that long-plagued industrial ecosystems. New technology is transforming data accessibility-without interrupting your vital processes or requiring new equipment.

Managing the Metrics

Many companies are striving to create real business value from their various streams of information, a serious data-driven approach. Measurement, monitoring and access to real-time data are extremely important to reaping the benefits of Industry 4.0

Using IoT for Machine Learning-based Predictive Maintenance

By tapping into existing maintenance or equipment logs, a manufacturer can apply machine learning to predict which connected devices or machines will be in need of servicing or forecast required inventory levels across warehouse locations...

Big Data, Automation and the Future of Manufacturing

Big data and automation represent two very important tools that should help us create a brand-new type of manufacturing that doesn't require as much constant human attention and effort. It should, at the same time, vastly improve the safety and accuracy ...

Industry 4.0: How Data Analytics Will Drive Organic Growth for Industrial Manufacturers

In a recent PWC survey on Industry 4.0,which involved over 2,000 participants from nine major industrial sectors, data analytics emerged as one of the biggest challenges in the transformation from analog to digital operations on the production floor and beyond.

Powering GE's Digital Manufacturing Execution System (MES) - HVR, Real Time Data Integration

The consolidated view of the data dramatically simplifies comparisons across factories. With that it is much easier to identify inefficiencies (e.g. product not passing QA, volume of left over scrap) and differences in output.

Speeding the Industrial Design Process with Modern Calculation Management

In the current climate of industrial trucking products, truck manufacturing companies are striving to improve their products in more efficient ways than ever.

Test Drive Watson IoT in Factory Simulation

John Hitch for Industry Week: IBM's Watson IoT sees all and might even know it all. In a new simulation, you can feel what it likes to have it working for you.

Time-Sensitive Networking: Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

What happens when a command from the controller arrives at the robot arm a tenth of a second late? Or what happens if sensor data never actually reaches the controller?

The Role of Big Data in Industrial Manufacturers' Growth

The world of industry has been steadily advancing since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and this new move toward data-driven manufacturing strategy is simply the next step in revolutionizing the industry.

Reining in on industrial automation: The benefits of cloud computing in the manufacturing industry

By embracing the cloud, manufacturers no longer simply collect data but instead, gain actionable insights from it. Whether its for quality improvement, sales forecasts or preventative maintenance, predictive analytics or machine learning can give manufacturers an edge over their competitors and possibly, a complete new service to sell.

IoTium Delivers Industry's First Secure, Scalable, Network Infrastructure for Industrial IoT

IoTium's Managed Service Offering Transforms Mission Critical Industrial Environments to Accelerate the Mass Deployment of Industry 4.0 at Scale

Smart manufacturing must embrace big data

Andrew Kusiak for nature: Manufacturing is getting smart. Companies are increasingly using sensors and wireless technologies to capture data at all stages of a product's life.

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