One under-the-radar trend in industrial automation and software is the development of a marketplace. Several companies have one type of marketplace or another. I think it’s going to prove to be a powerful concept. Here is a take on it from Advantech. Advantech, a leader of the global industrial computing market, launches the WISE-PaaS Marketplace, […]
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When all things are connected, security becomes the crucial yet often overlooked component of the plan. Dell EMC as an enterprise IT supplier is long familiar with the necessity for planning security. This addition to its IoT Partner Network adds another dimension to its secure IoT offering. We have watched Dell EMC steadily building its […]
Despite the bad press that robots receive these days, I still have a soft spot in my heart for the technology. I first learned to program one in 1985. I’ve seen how robots remove humans from unsafe working conditions and improve product quality. I have also liked what I’ve seen from Rethink Robotics. However, the […]
My friends over at the PwC industrial manufacturing practice have taken a look at 2017 industrial manufacturing trends. The report was composed by Marian Mueller, Bobby Bono, Steve Pillsbury, and Barry Misthal. I will summarize here. Check out the link for more in-depth discussion. I think they have nailed most of the ideas coming up. […]
A podcast about connections. When I left magazine media, I thought about where the industry was heading. It’s all about connections, I thought. So, I found a domain name The Manufacturing Connection. Last week I was at the Industry of Things conference in San Diego. Organized from Berlin, Germany, they still attracted an outstanding speaker […]
The “Wireless Wars” are long over. We just don’t hear much about wireless sensor networks anymore. They work. People use them. However, one of the dreams of these included the thought of spreading low-cost sensors around the plant so that managers, operators, and engineers could have more knowledge of the status of the plant. Dave […]
The afternoon stream I moderated at the Industry of Things World conference focused on connected vehicles—Construction Equipment, Trucks, Airplanes. I also interviewed a farm equipment manufacturer about some perhaps surprising uses of data-driven decision making in agriculture. But first, a thought from another keynote address: From a NASA study—If you want to employ a creative […]
I was asked by an Italian magazine, Automazione Oggi, to share thoughts from America about a Trump presidency attitude toward manufacturing. I’m not part of the administration or even involved in politics, but I gave some thoughts. I also had some thoughts on some recent Open Architectures for control.
I interviewed and reviewed the book by Maciej Kranz Building The Internet of Things in January. Now I have word that he will be Livestreaming a talk today, Feb. 6, at 6 pm. Kranz wrote an eminently practical book about implementing the Internet of Things in your manufacturing enterprise. This should be an interesting conversation.
PTC has had an interesting journey of moving from ERP to PLM to IoT through batches of acquisitions over the course of several years. When it announced a series of acquisitions including ThingWorx and Kepware (at premium prices from the looks of things) I had to wonder what was up. Executives assured me that it […]