Industrial Internet Of Things (IIoT) Ecosystem for Oil and Gas Solutions

The strongest trend among larger automation suppliers includes signing up partners for their solution ecosystem. Honeywell Process Solutions has built an ecosystem it calls Inspire and it announced recently Aereon will collaborate on solutions to help industrial customers boost the safety, efficiency and reliability of their operations by leveraging Honeywell’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) […]

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Despite Industry Headwinds, U.S. Manufacturers Optimistic

I received another survey of manufacturers’ economic outlook. This one shows definitely mixed opinions. Reading through the lines of the report reveals some uncertainty with shades of hope hear and there. From the report: While manufacturers across the U.S. are generally optimistic about revenues for 2017, small manufacturers are far more optimistic than larger manufacturers […]

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Podcast – 157 Tech Trends for 2017

Another manufacturing podcast has been published. You can subscribe on iTunes or other places or subscribe on YouTube and watch me talk. This one discusses Tech Trends I’ve picked up on for 2017. Most are connectivity oriented, others expand our powers. Intelligent devices, conversational systems, augmented reality, blockchain. One I forgot is the coming IEEE […]

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MESA International

MESA International Announces Smart Manufacturing Conference 2017 Dates

MESA International has found a willing home for its annual North American conference once again aligning with the IndustryWeek Manufacturing & Technology (M&T) Conference & Expo. Both events will be held at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, May 8 – 10, 2017.  Registration for the global MESA community is now open. I […]

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PwC Finds Manufacturer’s Forecast Shifts Upward

PwC just sent over its latest Industrial Manufacturers forecast survey—Q4 Manufacturing Barometer. PwC surveyed US industrial manufacturers on their sentiment in the fourth quarter of last year, and one thing was clear – optimism regarding the prospects of the U.S. economy surged in Q4. This was due to an improved outlook by industrial manufacturers, citing […]

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I Have a Dream

“I have a dream.” Most Americans and people in many other countries know how to complete that introduction. Americans today celebrate the life of of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. His dream–that all peoples would be judged on the strength of their character rather than the color of their skins. Many laws were passed in […]

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Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Lab Opens

NI has been active in participating in Internet of Things (IoT) consortiums and building interoperability test beds. It announced this week the opening of the new NI Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin headquarters. The NI Industrial IoT Lab focuses on intelligent systems that connect operational technology, information technology, and the companies working on these […]

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Cloud Application Connects Disparate Traceability Systems Within Company

Easy way to use the cloud to connect traceability applications from different suppliers across these increasingly complex industrial companies? I received another of those press releases that seem almost too good to be true. So I called the company. The application uses open APIs, proprietary connectors, and other such technologies to tap into all the […]

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