The factory of the future is here, and it's digitized
Scott Kirsner for Boston Globe: The revolution is about three things: more advanced software for designing things; devices like 3-D printers that can quickly crank out a prototype; and robots and other technologies that will make the factory floor more efficient and flexible.
Fanuc Leads The Way For Smart Factory Software For Now, Kuka And ABB To Follow Closely
Kenkyo Investing via Seeking Alpha: For the purpose of getting the conversation flowing, I'll focus on what the big 4 players are doing in the race for smart factory software development.
A peek into Samsung's smart manufacturing
The Investor: There is, however, something different about these facilities where Samsung churns out its signature Wind-Free Air Conditioner.
More production, more jobs? CMU pitches businesses on robotics in manufacturing
Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Our mission, at a very high level, is establishing leadership in this area," said Gary Fedder, interim CEO of the ARM Institute. "We want to lower the barrier for the companies to adopt this technology" while also "empowering the American worker" to find open positions.
Campofrio Food Group Leads the Way in Digitization with Cisco Connected Factory Solution
Marketwired: Campofrío Food Group, the leading international producer of branded processed meats, headquartered in Madrid, Spain, has cut the ribbon on a brand-new plant that boasts the latest in digital technology. With a gross surface area expanding 99,000 square meters and an estimated production of 101,400 tons a year, the 'New Bureba' plant is located in Burgos, in Northern Spain. It replaces the previous facilities, destroyed by a fire in November 2014, but is far from a standard rebuild, incorporating the industrial sector's very latest innovations. From the beginning of the design process, Campofrío seized the opportunity to create a 'smart' factory that connects machines, devices, sensors and people in real-time. The company selected Cisco Connected Factory solution to create a 'Factory 4.0' that would enable to manage and optimize its business processes and make well-informed decisions. Cont'd...
What is Smart Manufacturing & the Smart Factory?
Smart Manufacturing and the Smart Factory enables all information about the manufacturing process to be available when and where it is needed across entire manufacturing supply chains and product lifecycles.
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A Robot Provider's Digital Journey
Let's listen to Arvind Krishnan, industry analyst at Lifecycle Insights and Michael Mayr, Industrial Equipment Sales Strategy Expert at Dassault Systèmes. They will discuss the robot industry and how startups can succeed in this market.