Archive for Smart Manufacturing

Mercedes Moves to Smart Manufacturing

The automotive industry is currently undergoing its most dramatic changes since the invention of the automobile. That’s according to Eckart Mayer, president and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Taiwan, who spoke at this month’s inaugural TIMTOS Summit, themed Connecting to the Future and which was held in Taipei as an accompanying event to the TIMTOS exhibition, the second largest machine […]

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Industrial IoT at Mobile World Congress 2017

Taking place in Barcelona this week (Feb 27 – March 2) is Mobile World Congress (MWC), the largest and most important event each year for the mobile telecoms industry. While the show may be primarily perceived as a marketing platform for mobile handset makers touting shiny new devices replete with sharper screens and yet more […]

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Welding Gets Connected with Industrial IoT

Welding. You can’t get much more industrial than that, can you? Likely conjures up images of a blue collar, safety-clad worker earnestly joining pieces of metal together as heat flashes and sparks jump around. (Or if you have a penchant for 1980s’ movies, then maybe a picture of dance-loving Pittsburgh steel-mill welder Jennifer Beals in […]

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Duke Energy Avoids Unplanned Downtime and Improves Reliability with IIoT and Predictive Maintenance

A presentation was given by Bernie Cook, Director, Maintenance and Diagnostics, Central Engineering, Duke Energy during the ARC Forum session, “Moving to Predictive Maintenance with Industrial IoT.” This case story shows how the emerging technologies – IIoT and analytics – allow specific types of critical assets to have near-zero unplanned downtime while improving asset longevity […]

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IIoT is Conduit for GE and Baker Hughes to Create New Digital Industrial Services Company

One of GE’s primary focusses today is to deploy IIoT as a conduit to help industrial companies increase production efficiency, improve execution, and optimize their respective businesses.  This optimization helps solve two of the biggest challenges facing manufacturers: improving overall asset performance, and preventing or minimizing unscheduled downtime. GE feels that the proof is in the success it […]

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