Research Reveals Real Company Benefits From Internet of Things

I received report recently from Altizon (www.altizon.com). It is an interesting look at some Industrial Internet of Things implementations. The distribution of projects was (out of 62 companies reporting): • Condition based maintenance 30 • Productivity improvement 62 • Quality Improvement 10 • Energy optimization 35 • Warehouse management 5 • Predictive maintenance 12 • […]

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Robots Rock at Automate

Automate is the biennial trade show featuring robots, vision, and motion control technology and products. It is sponsored by the Association for Advancing Automation. I wrote about it Wednesday discussing statistics about robots and jobs. Even though I was deeply involved in robotic technology and did some vision implementations in past lives, this all became […]

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Mobile Workers in Production Plant

Manufacturing Jobs In America-Part 2

Manufacturing jobs—will they be people or robots? Whenever I am presented with an either/or I tend to think why not both or neither. Four choices, not two. In this case, three choices since neither means no manufacturing. And every country on God’s good Earth wants manufacturing. Just check out all the government initiatives underway. Within […]

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Manufacturing in America

Here we go again—who’s winning the war for manufacturing jobs? Man or machine? Human or robot? John Henry, the steel-driving man, or the steam machine? Claire Cain Miller wrote the usual type of manufacturing article for The New York Times with the usual click-bait headline–Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs.  Typically, […]

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Governor Rick Snyder

Manufacturing Thought Leadership Summit Discusses Digitalization and Innovation

Manufacturing in America—an event bringing together vendors, academia, end users of controls and automation. Siemens Industry, collaborating with its local distributor Electro-Matic, held a trade show/seminar series/thought leadership summit at the Marriott Renaissance Center Detroit March 22-23. The show has a distinct automotive industry feel, as you might expect, even though Detroit, and indeed all […]

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OSIsoft Announces Internet of Things Gateway Support and a Digital Marketplace

Digital Transformation and Internet of Things were prominent at this week’s user conference. I could be in San Francisco at the OSIsoft user conference. But, no, I’m in Detroit at a different one. However, we have two news items from the conference. The first one is Marketplace, an online collection of software and hardware solutions […]

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