Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Digital Twin Strategies: Manufacturing tips for successful implementation

  • by Jason Kasper
  • Opinion

The definition of Digital Twin has been well vetted over the last few years, yet it seems when it’s time to pilot projects, it is forgotten. By working out these kinks, everything else―including performance monitoring, IIoT, predictive analytics and operational simulation―will fall into place.

AR and VR: The Missing Links

  • by Veronica Turner
  • Opinion

Experiential learning is increasingly accepted as the most effective way to develop competency for both operators and field workers. To build truly effective operations, though, we need to bring them together.
 

Inductive Automation helps Madison-Kipp Corporation enhance efficiency

  • Case Study

Madison-Kipp Corporation (MKC), based in Madison, Wisconsin, makes precision machined aluminum die castings and subassemblies for the transportation, lawn & garden, and industrial markets. When it wanted to bring down costs and raise efficiency, MKC implemented Ignition by Inductive Automation

Omron announces opening of California robotics headquarters

  • News

The company has invested $10 million USD in the new 128,000 square foot facility where it will design, develop, test and manufacture robotic and safety automation solutions.

Siemens launches nationwide Process Automation Innovation Tour

  • News

The traveling tour is designed to bring the latest innovations in automation, instrumentation, networking, and cybersecurity right to the doorstep of the process industries.

Vector Solutions announces 60+ Facilities Maintenance Courses in 3D

  • News

The Facility Management & Maintenance Library features 69 courses in 3D specifically designed to train facility managers, building engineers and maintenance technicians of commercial buildings.

Guiding the Industry: AGVs and the Smart Factory

  • by Jonathan Wilkins
  • Feature

This article discusses how automated guided vehicles have advanced from simple materials handlers to intelligent autonomous robots.
 

Industrial Automation Jobs in the Making

  • by Renee Bassett
  • News

Research by Salesleads, a company that tracks industrial companies that are planning construction, expansion, or relocation projects in North America, 435 new projects are in the works as of February 2020, an activity increase of 1% from the previous month.

Manufacturers sensor-ing an opportunity

  • by Mark Howard
  • News

The automotive sensor market saw the highest growth in 2018, and the Research and Markets predicts the automotive sector will continue to dominate the sensor market until 2029. So, what can the wider manufacturing industry learn from this?

Embracing the Cloud for Labeling

  • by Josh Roffman
  • Feature

There are a host of advantages in adopting the SaaS model for business solutions such as labeling. Not surprisingly there is both a growing trend for companies to integrate labeling with their cloud-based enterprise applications as well as a distinct move to embrace cloud based labeling solutions.