TRUMPF's 'smart factory' is a factory and showroom in one

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.

Talking PACK EXPO with Emulate3D

Visitors to our booth S-7527 will be able to try out the HTC Vive Virtual Reality (VR) headset to visualize typical end of line automated solutions. Any Emulate3D, Sim3D, or Demo3D model can be easily viewed in VR, which provides a genuinely immersive experience which puts you in the facility with the running equipment or system.

Talking PACK EXPO with Shane Novacek, Marketing Communications Manager at Beckhoff Automation

Visitors to the Beckhoff booth will again be able to "BYOD", using their own smartphones and tablets to connect with PC-based control demos - including a wall of IoT-enabled devices, plus articulated robot arms from Stäubli - using any mobile device with a web browser.

What does Industry 4.0 mean for the future of logistics?

Steve Twydell for ITProPortal: Rapid advances in artificial intelligence will change the way we manage logistics across a range of industries says Steve Twydell, CEO of transport management experts 3T Logistics.

How the "Information Anywhere" Revolution Helps Boost Production

The capability to deliver information instead of just data, and to do it in real-time, has significantly changed the whole data collection model.

Huawei advances its Smart Factory push with 5G-based Robot as a Service

Guy Daniels for TelecomTV: Their joint aim is to promote the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry with 5G slicing technology, as well as further Huawei's ongoing commitment to what it calls the Smart Factory.

What is SMAC stack?

As many manufacturers don't have large IT departments, employing each of SMAC's four components is a good way to propel production toward growth and increased efficiency. The four components are: Social, Mobility, Analytics, and Cloud.

5 ways to advance robotics in manufacturing

Stephanie Condon for ZDNet: The maturity of automated technology used in manufacturing is all over the map, says Carnegie Mellon Prof. Howie Choset, but there are concrete ways to fix that.

Introducing Myriad X: Unleashing AI at the Edge

Remi El-Ouazzane for Intel: The First Vision Processing Unit with a Dedicated Neural Compute Engine will Give Devices the Ability to See, Understand and Interact with the World Around Them in Real Time

IIoT Deployments to Double: Manufacturers Reinvent Themselves with New Technologies

Dick Weisinger for Formtek: But a survey by ABI Research found that 74 percent of companies are investigating and planning to deploy IoT within the next 12 months. Over that period, IIoT deployments are expected to double.

Why Startups Are the Future for the Industrial Internet

Predictive maintenance is revolutionizing the industry and transforming the entire operation. This technology predicts problems in a factory before they even happen, changing the paradigm and preventing disasters.

What is IO-Link

IO-Link (IEC61131-9) is an open standard serial communication protocol that allows for the bi-directional exchange of data from sensors and devices that support IO-Link and are connected to a master.

Amazon robots bring a brave new world to the warehouse

Michael Pooler for FT.com: An industrial dance takes place every day and night on the floor of Amazon's huge warehouse in Manchester.

Endress+Hauser's IIoT Vision

We currently offer telemetry devices and cloud based dashboards for our customers to collect process data from remote instrumentation and provide dashboards and operational efficiencies for supply chain management with our Supplycare service offering.

Distribution Center Best Practices to Improve Safety & Efficiency

Nobody's bottom line is more valuable than the human lives that help create it. To that end, consider the following best practices for shoring up safety in your facility.

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