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Key Industrial IoT Terms Every Manufacturer Should Know

Key Industrial IoT Terms Every Manufacturer Should Know

As a manufacturer, you don’t necessarily need to be an expert on the technology behind IIoT. You’re most concerned with how the technology is going to enable you to deliver quality products on time, keep costs contained, and increase productivity.

This insight is from IndustryWeek.com.

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an EOAT

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing an EOAT

Without the proper end-of-arm tooling (EOAT), robotics adds little value to a production process. In fact, choosing the wrong EOAT can increase downtime and drive down productivity. Here are the essential EOAT solution questions to ask to ensure you choose an EOAT that maximizes your production and investment.

The insight is from SoftRoboticsInc. You can read the full article by clicking here.

A look at the latest automation in heavy industries

A look at the latest automation in heavy industries

Children are our future — but so are robots. That’s especially true when it comes to manufacturing and other heavy industries, which now more than ever have to do more with less. We can expect 2019 to be a breakthrough year for robotics, so let’s take a look at some of the reasons why.

The following insight is from BossMagazine.com.

Brewery Uses AI And IoT Technology To Improve The Quality Of Beer

Brewery Uses AI And IoT Technology To Improve The Quality Of Beer

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) are becoming more prominent in the food and beverage industry. In a recent interview, Joe Vogelbacher, president and co-founder of Sugar Creek Brewing, shared how AI and IoT are helping his company.

The insight is from Forbes.com.

What Does the Future of Manufacturing Technologies Look Like in 2019?

What Does the Future of Manufacturing Technologies Look Like in 2019?

New smart technologies are changing the face of manufacturing. Nanotechnology, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things are all improving manufacturing processes and helping manufacturers save costs and increase their products' quality. Read the full article in Manufacturing.net.

4 Types of Robots Every Manufacturer Should Know

4 Types of Robots Every Manufacturer Should Know

There is a lot of buzz these days in the manufacturing sector about robots — and how they can help manufacturers address some of the challenges they face in today’s market, such as increased productivity and the scarcity of skilled workers. Read the full article in NIST.gov.

Seven Things You Need To Know About IIoT In Manufacturing

Seven Things You Need To Know About IIoT In Manufacturing

Global spending on IIoT Platforms for Manufacturing is predicted to grow from $1.67B in 2018 to $12.44B in 2024, attaining a 40% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in seven years.

  • IIoT platforms are beginning to replace MES and related applications, including production maintenance, quality, and inventory management, which are a mix of Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT) technologies.

  • Connected IoT technologies are enabling a new era of smart, connected products that often expand on the long-proven platforms of everyday products. Capgemini estimates that the size of the connected products market will be $519B to $685B by 2020.

    Read the full article in Forbes.

How to Make Your First Robot Integration a Success

How to Make Your First Robot Integration a Success

Across the United States, small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs) are contemplating integrating industrial robots into their facilities. There is a growing awareness that increasingly flexible and affordable robotics systems can help existing workers in a variety of different ways, taking on repetitive tasks and freeing up staff for higher level work and increasing productivity overall.

To serve this growing need, dozens of robotics systems integrators have come online and promise complete packages to guide manufacturers from initial assessment to fully realized industrial automation. But deferring to these experts can feel a little imposing to manufacturers who rely on established processes they’ve developed internally.

Read the full article in Manufacturing.Net.

7 Amazing Examples of Digital Twin Technology In Practice

7 Amazing Examples of Digital Twin Technology In Practice

Wouldn't it be extraordinary to simulate plans or build what-if scenarios for the products, facilities, and processes you wished to change before you actually put real-world resources behind real-world implementation? That's the promise of digital twins. And, many businesses and industries are taking advantage of this promise as these 7 amazing examples of digital twin technology illustrate. 

Read the full article in Forbes.

Why Software Will Drive the Smart Factory and the Future of Manufacturing

Why Software Will Drive the Smart Factory and the Future of Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is seeing a turning-point in its growth and development, moving from decades-old operational processes to new implementations of IoT and connected technology such as smart robotics and industrial systems. A report from Statista reports that the smart manufacturing market is expected to grow to approximately $480 billion USD by 2023, from just a few hundred billion in 2018. As more systems become connected, the industrial and manufacturing industries, as well as the whole supply chain, must continue to mature to give manufacturers a set of tools for optimizing and increasing efficiencies in their connected factories that help them compete in the market and ultimately enable greater innovation.

Read the full article in Manufacturing.net.

For 3D Systems, The Future Of 3-D Manufacturing Is Today

For 3D Systems, The Future Of 3-D Manufacturing Is Today

Some industry reports say Additive Manufacturing (AM) will render all other manufacturing obsolete. While that’s almost certainly overblown, at least for the foreseeable future, there’s no doubt that additive for production manufacturing has arrived.  Read the full article in Forbes.