In labor-constrained industries, collaborative robots could boost productivity.
Collect usable data as the first step toward effective analysis.
Be cognizant about hazards, preventive measures and the dire consequences of an arc flash event.
Risk assessment is one key – and don’t forget the data.
Think Again: Remote monitoring, sensors, analytics and real-time intelligence is helping those who manufacture, use, and repair motors and attached critical assets to avoid downtime with prescriptive maintenance technologies, says EASA and Plant Engineering research.
Recent technology innovations have made IT/OT convergence a necessity and a reality, but complexities arise from a short-term view of plant data and connectivity needs. Operational technology (OT) users can mitigate this by working collaboratively with information technology (IT) to develop an implementation plan that addresses complexities and limitations for a positive future outlook.
Robots, according to a paper from the University of Birmingham, will need to think in the right context as economies embrace automation, connectivity and digitization and as levels of human-robot interaction increase.
Researchers at the University of Washington used machine learning to develop a system that monitors factory and warehouse workers and tell them, in real time, how risky their behaviors are.
The University of Arkansas received a five-year, $4.63 million award from the National Science Foundation to recruit, educate and train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Hydraulically-powered grabs are designed for tough working environments and regular maintenance and repair is essential to keep the business running smoothly.
Safety is paramount with collaborative robots and they can be made safer with machine vision and artificial intelligence technology.
A researcher from Rice University will examine the hurdles women face in STEM careers by examining their everyday work experiences in the profession.
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