Articles & News on Smart Manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Digital Transformation for the New Consumer Journey

  • News

With hundreds of billions at stake, Lux Research outlines what companies need to know about AI and IoT’s impact on the consumer journey.

Emerson Completes Acquisition of Open Systems International, Agrees to Acquire Progea Group

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The Open Systems International acquisition complements Emerson’s portfolio and helps customers in discrete and hybrid end markets accelerate digital transformation. The Progea Group acquisition expands Emerson’s software portfolio, enabling the rapid shift toward the smart grid.

Three Ways Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) Benefits Plastic Injection Moulding

  • by Zohar Kantor
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Plastic injection moulding is a difficult application for machine vision. The highly reflective surface of plastics is hard to illuminate correctly, and the fact that the same production line can create items of different colours and shapes is problematic for traditional solutions, only capable of inspecting one product at a time. Zohar Kantor, VP Sales of Inspekto, explains how Autonomous Machine Vision (AMV) has overcome these challenges.

Autonomous Shuttles: the Future of Last-mile Mobility

  • by Luke Gear
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Autonomous shuttles could be a key element that connects the public transportation systems to reduce private car ownership in the future.

CPLANE.ai and ExxonMobil Publish Results of Their Digital Infrastructure Orchestration Pilot

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CPLANE.ai and ExxonMobil have published the results and findings of their digital infrastructure orchestration pilot. As IT/OT Convergence and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) adoption accelerates, new system management challenges must be addressed.

How Analytics and AI-driven Processes Will Revolutionize the Industrial Sector

  • by Jim Chappell
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Jim Chappell, Global Head of AI and Advanced Analytics, AVEVA looks at the implications and benefits of artificial intelligence within complex businesses.

Automating Fast-Growing Engineer-to-Order Manufacturing

  • by Thomas R. Cutler
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Few ETO (Engineer-to-Order) ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) technology solutions are specifically designed for streamlining workflow. This is particularly true for manufacturers who are constantly making new and different components (as opposed to high repetitive quantity manufacturing). Automation in the ETO environment requires lean and efficient production flow.

The Impact of Visible Machine Data Across the Executive Suite

  • by Jacob Lauzier
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The following will review how executives can leverage machine data for business intelligence to reach that next step.

Emergence of 'Smart' Farming and Data Analytics Drive the Farm Management Software Market

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New ARC Advisory Group research on the global Farm Management Software market reveals that significant growth in R&D investment in agricultural biotechnology  and the emergence of “smart” farming and data analytics will contribute to the growth in the farm management software market.

Disruption Drives Adaptability and Innovation in Manufacturing

  • by Renee Bassett
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Recently, we had an opportunity to talk with Williams about the shifts in manufacturing she was seeing prior to the pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 on DELMIAworks’ customers, and how the company has adapted to support their needs.