With the IoT, every electric motor on a factory floor is equipped with one or multiple sensors that are connected (preferably wirelessly) to a control database that continuously collects data about the motors.
The productive manufacturers of the future will be those who can adjust to the advanced change in sourcing, production and distribution, and are responsive and adaptable enough to take advantage of new logistical technologies.
High Speed Machining is more than just an interesting idea with a compelling past. The science is out, and the debate is over, implementing High Speed Machining Techniques is a sound economic decision, that decreases costs while increasing productivity and efficiency.
The food manufacturing industry stands apart due to its continual reliance on people. No matter how much automation exists in a plant, people still need to oversee things. Employees will not become obsolete with the introduction of IIoT.
Every company is concerned about quality, but leading companies are leveraging automated systems and IoT data to test their products and improve quality at a new level. Leaders in this industry include Tesla, Raymond, and Daimler Trucks.
The 2-piece Uni-Guide design eliminated the tedious assembly and alignment process previously needed, saving time and also making it an easy field retrofit for existing machines.
OEMs turn to one-stop metal parts shops that can transition to more cost-effective fabrication and machining techniques as demand increases.
The acatech Industry 4.0 Maturity Index provides companies a guideline for a structured approach. Apart from technological requirements, the digitalisation strategy must not disregard the adjustment of organisational structures and qualification of employees and must focus on IT security in all phases.
The market share is increasing and more production industries are acquiring 3D printing units. Subtractive manufacturing has been rendered less effective, but there are many industries that are reluctant to give up their old ways.
There is no clear-cut winner among the different standards and there is a lack of interoperability, even when Ethernet is used as the base network. For users and implementers of automation equipment, applying the best solution often requires supporting dissimilar network technologies.
MODEX 2018 will take place in Atlanta, GA April 9th - 12th. This ManufacturingTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.
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The touchscreen user interfaces and software not only motivate line workers, they create a more team based approach to manufacturing execution that instills a new culture, and closed-loop of accountability in the factory
Using the engineering software validated by the Pacific Northwest National Lab lead team, manufacturers will be able to "see" what the structural characteristics of proposed carbon fiber composites designs would be like before it's molded.
There are three areas where best practices help top-performing manufacturers concentrate their efforts: Production planning and scheduling, Production management, Quality
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