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Find An Automation Expert

Do you ever need a temporary automation expert to get you over a project hump? Ever wish there was something akin to Angie’s List for PLC programmers and other skilled industrial technical people? Andy Urda called the other day to introduce me to a new company and concept in the workforce staffing industry—FactoryFix. Andy’s been […]

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Data Drives A New Manufacturing Hero The Reliability Engineer

I chatted this week with two executives from GE Digital. Jeremiah Stone is the General Manager – Industrial Data Intelligence Software at GE Digital, and Jennifer Bennett is the General Manager – Manufacturing Software Solutions (Brilliant Factory) at GE Digital. The conversation opened with the idea that it’s about data. Companies must become data-driven. But […]

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Changing Operational Work In Industry

Tim Sowell of Schneider Electric Software (Wonderware) thinks out in front of the curve. His customer contacts help keep him on his toes. His new year’s kick-off blog post revealed four key areas for the coming year based on a conversation with a customer. These insights should turn our attention away from media glitz and […]

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Will Robots Replace Santa, Or Humans?

John Bernaden recently retired as Director of Corporate Communications at Rockwell Automation and vice-chairman of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition. He’s still keeping his mind active in the manufacturing space. Here is a piece on LinkedIn on automation and jobs and robots with a whimsical title. Check out the comments (one by me). Add your […]

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Enterprise-Class Tablets for Enterprise Asset Intelligence

I have written before about how Zebra Technologies Corporation has grown into an IoT supplier through some strategic acquisitions. An integral part of the overall IoT ecosystem is asset intelligence application. The company has introduced its next-generation ET50 and ET55 tablet computers, which combine the consumer styling with the enterprise-class features necessary to increase workforce […]

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Future Workforce Education A Key Strategy

Educating today’s young people both in essential skills required by modern manufacturing as well as on the careers available to them has become a strategic theme for technology suppliers and for manufacturers alike. Phoenix Contact, a global technology supplier with US offices in Middletown, PA, has announced a partnership with a local community college to […]

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Workforce and Productivity Discussed At Safety Conference

I’m wrapping up my coverage of the EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference held last week in Greenville, SC. I covered the Technology Track sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Steve Ludwig, safety program manager at Rockwell Automation, presented on the impact of the evolving workforce on safety. Workforce changes “We are facing a shortage of skilled workforce, […]

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Digital Transformation and Industrial Internet of Things

Here is the official wrap of the recent Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas symposium. It was the 40th anniversary celebrated with the theme “40 Years of Innovation.” Officially “more than 1,200 people” attended the event. I have written a couple of times during the week here and here. This information comes from a press release […]

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