Control Engineering Europe
Exploring the role played by asset management systems as part of British Sugars drive to create four factories of the future.
New research has revealed that the manufacturing industry is dangerously underestimating the role that technology will play in building a sustainable operation that can thrive in the face of future pandemics, the climate crisis and economic and political instability.
The rise of high-mix, low-volume (HMLV) production has become commonplace with more customized items being produced. Collaborative robots can be a key enabler in this process.
An enterprise-wide digital nervous system is emerging thanks to more powerful machine learning algorithms and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Companies are working on developing a private 5G network to allow industrial applications, such as machines, controls and other equipment to be connected to a private network to better control behavior and usage.
A study from the University of Birmingham says manufacturers need to redesign and reform their supply chains or global production networks (GPN) if they want to prosper in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have the ability to move forward in manufacturing thanks to advances in machine learning, better decision-making and increased efficiency.