Data is the new Black Gold but if you are gathering data and not using it effectively then you are paying for data transmission and storage andiIt just becomes white noise and adds no value.
Other countries, as well as your competitors, are adopting new automation technologies that are allowing them to be more competitive. Look at automation concepts as an opportunity to keep yourself and company relevant.
Haier's Shenyang Interconnected Refrigerator Factory Joins the World Economic Forum's Global Lighthouse Network as Haier Second End-to-End Lighthouse Facility
Called "lighthouses" due to their innovative and world-leading position, these factories are selected by the WEF based on the successful deployment of 4IR technologies to realize intelligent manufacturing.
As more experienced workers begin to reach retirement age, how can they attract the next wave of the workforce to get a younger generation into manufacturing roles? 2020 will be about enabling newer workers with the right technology and a data-driven mindset.
A shift in production capabilities and costs allow you to reconsider your market from a new perspective. Higher productivity and efficiency equals a lower per unit cost that will change how competitive you can be within your market.
Based in Nanjing, the factory uses Geek+' robots, AI algorithms and other automated solutions to manufacture new Geek+ robots. 100% of the Company's robots are produced by the factory, a testament to performance and strength of the solution.
Although 2011 is considered the unofficial start of the fourth industrial revolution, U.S. manufacturers have reported zero average growth in labor productivity over the past five years - despite continual improvements in equipment, software and management approaches.
The idea of machine to machine communication has raised the initial excitement and high hopes but now owners of mid-size and small factories ask: "What's next? How do I start adopting these technologies in my factory?"
Schneider Electric's Batam Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Fourth Industrial Revolution Lighthouse
Schneider Electric's Smart Factory Program has launched nine showcase factories around the world, demystifying digital transformation for industry
Schneider Electric Launches First Smart Factory in the U.S. Demonstrating Quantifiable, Real-Time Benefits of Innovative EcoStruxure Solutions
The facility is a showcase for sharing IIoT integration strategies with End Users, Machine Builders and Partners. The Smart Factory has tracked quantifiable benefits from IIoT implementation, including a 20% reduction in mean time to repair and a 90% paperwork elimination.
Many manufacturers have already implemented automation in factories, shifting to digitalized manufacturing processes to save time, money and increase efficiency. But what are the options for smaller businesses?
How manufacturers use mixed reality tools to troubleshoot, increase efficiency and train employees.
The boxes used in the video weigh about 5 Kg (11 lbs), but the robot is designed to handle boxes up to (15 Kg) (33 lb). This version of Handle works with pallets that are 1.2 m deep and 1.7 m tall (48 inches deep and 68 inches tall).
Automation Alley announces MI Smart Factory Tour program, exposing students to Industry 4.0 technologies, in-demand manufacturing jobs
The program, MI Smart Factory Tour, will allow students to explore the technologies of Industry 4.0-including collaborative robotics, sensors, data analysis, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality and more.
Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million. The projects are coordinated by the University of Tampere and VTT, respectivel
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Humans and robots can now share tasks - and this new partnership is on the verge of revolutionizing the production line. Today's drivers like data-driven services, decreasing product lifetimes and the need for product differentiation are putting flexibility paramount, and no technology is better suited to meet these needs than the Omron TM Series Collaborative Robot. With force feedback, collision detection technology and an intuitive, hand-guided teaching mechanism, the TM Series cobot is designed to work in immediate proximity to a human worker and is easier than ever to train on new tasks.