Is Independent Interconnectivity a Thing?

There is no doubt that sensors have enabled the rapid uptake of IIoT. The smarter the sensors are getting, the more impressive the IIoT realm is becoming.

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."

The AI of the Future and Its Implications in Industrial Manufacturing

We still have a long way to go before we can truly enjoy the countless benefits AI has to offer. Not only that, but for AI and ML (machine learning) to gain real, feasible meaning in manufacturing and beyond, there are a few steps the industry needs to take.

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.

RAPID + TCT Q&A with Mazak

Booth #2165 - visitors will learn more about how Mazak's HYBRID Multi-Tasking innovations create new levels of cost efficiency.

RAPID + TCT Q&A with Ultimaker

Booth #427 - At our booth, we will highlight case studies and success stories from Volkswagen, Ford and L'Oreal. These are all prime examples of companies who digitally distribute among different facilities and all manufacture locally.

Automation Alley's 2019 Technology in Industry Report looks at Industry 4.0 ecosystem, introduces Velocity Index™ to gauge investment-worthiness of key technologies

Industry 4.0: From Vision to Implementation, looks at the state of Industry 4.0 from its eight core technologies: the Industrial Internet of Things, robotics, artificial intelligence, Big Data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, additive manufacturing and advanced materials.

Warehouse Efficiency Improves Operations

According to supply chain and logistics consulting firm MWPVL International, when the storage capacity of a warehouse distribution center surpasses the 85% utilization level, there is also a reduction in productivity.

What Do Robotics Mean for the Cutting Tools Industry

Friend or foe? Helper or fiend? Here's what robotics really mean for the cutting tools industry and what are the pitfalls to watch out for.

American Manufacturing Is Set to Explode - but Small to Medium Sized Manufacturers Aren't Prepared

Headlines suggest that manufacturing is coming home. However, a renaissance of America's industry was never going to be that simple, particularly for small and medium sized manufacturers.

Celera Motion Case Study - Precision Rotary Axis Control

The customer required precision rotary axis control in the lowest profile form factor for multiple sequential robot arm joints. Key additional requirements included minimal movement at start-up to report absolute position...

What is the definition of "PLC"?

A Programmable Logic Controller, or PLC, is a ruggedized computer used for industrial automation. These controllers can automate a specific process, machine function, or even an entire production line.

Here's How to Make the Most of Predictive Analytics

Using available data, manufacturers can identify changes or anomalies in demand, combined with accurate risk management and forecasting solutions.

Positioning Accuracy on the Gripper of a Robot Arm

For the grinding machine producer Strausak, the robot manufacturer Stäubli and the encoder supplier HEIDENHAIN, the insertion of cylindrical tools into tool holders with a robot arm was a real challenge-and therefore a task made to measure.

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MarkLogic - How to Win the New Industrial Revolution

MarkLogic - How to Win the New Industrial Revolution

Use Data to Deliver Efficiency, Reduce Risk, and Create Better Products. Disruptive technologies and market changes are transforming the manufacturing industry, requiring a new focus on optimizing use of data and information. It all adds up to a new industrial revolution called Industry 4.0. Organizations who want to realize the potential of this revolution need to "Industrialize their data," making it a core asset to deliver better products and customer service, navigate complex business environments, and transform for the future. MarkLogic customers are delivering on this vision for data with a proven architectural pattern called the Operational Data Hub that simplifies the integration of data along the digital thread to power operational and analytic use cases across the enterprise.