Tag Archives | automation technologies

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 […]

Continue Reading 2

Jacobs and Bedrock Automation to Pursue Open Secure Automation Systems Opportunities

Bedrock Automation has built a good automation platform with built-in security and toughness. I’ve been watching to see just how disruptive it might be in the market. In this announcement, it is showing further growth in its go-to-market strategy of working with integrators. It has signed a memorandum of agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., […]

Continue Reading 0

More Robots Do Not Equal Manufacturing Job Losses

The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) today published a white paper entitled “Robots Fuel the Next Wave of U.S. Productivity and Job Growth” in which data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a wide range of manufacturing firms document how and why increasing the use of robots is associated with increased employment. Key statistics […]

Continue Reading 2

Schneider Electric Expands Industrial Software Presence

OK, so I was wrong. Well, I was right and wrong. My analysis of the Schneider acquisition of Invensys (Foxboro, Wonderware, et. al.) centered on European competition. Namely that as Schneider assembled a large industrial technology powerhouse it was looking at Siemens and ABB—its next-door rivals. Schneider was already a competitor in the electrical power […]

Continue Reading 1
Ford CEO Alan Mulally discusses importance of manufacturing.

Smart Manufacturing Integrates IT and Automation

Just saw an update from the Smart Manufacturing Blog regarding the Smart Manufacturing Summit CEO roundtable. Here’s an article from CEO magazine about the summit. The blog post quotes Keith Nosbusch, CEO of Rockwell Automation, which cosponsored a CEO roundtable discussion at the Smart Manufacturing Summit, “The combination of automation and information is the next […]

Continue Reading 0
Follow

Follow this blog

Get every new post delivered right to your inbox.