In addition to production metrics, manufacturing equipment statuses are also displayed. Operators or maintenance workers can quickly see and react if a machine is operational, being resupplied or out of service based on the icons and colors associate to the equipment on the display.
Competent consultants can greatly enhance the risk assessment process, but the final responsibility for personnel safety is still that of the employer. Employees should also be trained to recognize hazards and act appropriately.
We'll be showcasing a smaller 4 mm nut sensor, an aramid fiber high temperature and flame resistant cordset, and the recently released TBIP CIP Safety Hybrid Block I/O Module.
From Knowledge@Wharton: Manufacturing accounts for about 13% of the U.S. economy. Should we even focus on trying to "bring it back," now that information and services - the "knowledge economy" - seems a more promising path?
Jonathan Dyble for Manufacturing Global: In its latest report, multinational consultancy firm Capgemini predicts that smart factories are set to become revolutionary within the manufacturing industry.
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?
Malek Murison for Internet of Business: Telepresence robotics and virtual reality are two exciting technologies, and by combining the two in a relatively inexpensive way, engineers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a smarter and safer manufacturing tool.
Manuel Nau for IoT Business News: Oracle is taking the IoT to a new level with the announcement that its IoT cloud service will now incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide clients with better business data insights than ever.
Alan Tovey for The Telegraph: The 'fourth Industrial Revolution' is upon us and there is an urgent need for STEM experts and their fresh ideas, says the Telegraph's industry editor
In the case of Windows Compact, the death of a product is actually giving rise to a whole new world where the possibilities are truly amazing. What will you develop?
Rosemarie Stahl for ETMM: Okuma, manufacturer of CNC machine tools, introduces its solution for the smart production called Connect Plan at EMO Hannover 2017.
What do I want to eat yesterday? Seems like a strange question. Yet IoT systems are architected to often ask very similar questions by aggregating a massive amount of data in a central repository where every so often a data scientist can evaluate and perhaps realize some insights that would have been best realized and responded to at the time the events were taking place at the edge.
Ease of access, improved productivity and automated decision-making are amongst the primary benefits of the IIoT. Those who hesitate are bound to suffer serious setbacks in output, customer service and overall competitiveness in the comings months and years.
Together, well-designed technology and people drive solutions. LES is a tool that empowers workers with real-time information to see and solve production problems and create innovation.
David Malone for Building Design & Construction: The smart factory is fitted with digitally networked machines that present the entire sheet metal process chain as an interlinked, holistic process.
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