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TECHNOLOGY

Improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

 

Wireless sensor networks that collect and monitor device data from sensors and other devices – once inaccessible – can now provide valuable insights into machine performance, process inefficiencies and more.

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Combining Technology to Combat Cyber Threats

 

Waterfall Security Solutions and FireEye formed a global partnership to provide manufacturers with a multi-layered approach to protect industrial networks.

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Digital Twin Asset Management Throughout the Network

 

Hilscher’s release of the netIOT SAP Connector enables direct connectivity to the SAP Asset Intelligence Network, providing insight from as-planned to as-equipped.

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Drones and the Packaging Industry

 

PACK EXPO 2017 in Las Vegas will feature an interactive display to depict the use of drones for automated package delivery.

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How Adaptive Systems

Unlock Big Productivity Gains

 

Rexroth Adaptive Systems technology in IndraMotion MLD motion controllers provides the intelligence to apply vibration damping and avoiding control methods, which can increase throughput and extend machine life in processes where sloshing, vibration and sway cause problems.

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Will Smarter Machines Cause Mass Unemployment?

 

The idea that manual work can be carried out by machines is already familiar; now ever-smarter machines can perform tasks done by information workers, too. What determines vulnerability to automation, experts say, is not so much whether the work concerned is manual or white-collar, but whether or not it is routine.

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REPORTS

Adoption in the industrial sector for IIoT has been slower due to advanced communications requirements and security considerations of mission critical applications. Belden experts explain how IIoT can be easier to implement.

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Have you felt the pressing need to stay competitive in a global market? This paper explores the focus on Smart Manufacturing and how technology is transforming industry, unlocking unprecedented quantities of data from intelligent ‘things’ embedded within industrial applications.

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The Industrial Internet of Things has been heralded primarily as a way to improve operational efficiency. But in today’s environment, companies can also benefit greatly by seeing it as a tool for finding growth in unexpected opportunities.

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Originally distributed by The Times, this publication presents global case studies and insights about IIoT.

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Stephen Hawking has warned that artificial intelligence and increasing automation is going to decimate middle class jobs, worsening inequality and risking significant political upheaval. Is he going to prove right or wrong?

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This report was produced as part of the McKinsey Global Institute’s overall research on the impact of technology on business and society, and specifically their ongoing research program on the future of work and the potential impacts on the global economy of data and analytics, automation, robotics and artificial intelligence.

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