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Stone Shi

Executive editor-in-chief, Control Engineering China


IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 31, 2021

How do you break the trap of IIoT development?

Streamlined tools and industry knowledge can help with faster, more effective Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations.

By Stone Shi
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 17, 2021

Five trends of Industry 4.0 outline the future of flexible factories

Eight years after Industry 4.0 began, have you answered three flexible factory problems? Five Industry 4.0 trends help create flexible factories.

By Stone Shi
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 7, 2021

Manufacturing digital transformation may start with consulting

Help needed for digital transformation? Most Chinese manufacturing enterprises have a strategic plan for digitalization; for those slow to start, consulting services may help digital transformation.

By Stone Shi
Edge and Cloud Computing October 4, 2020

Edge computing, artificial intelligence power automation innovation

Edge computing allows engineers to use lower costs to develop newer applications such as shop-floor data analysis and quality prediction. Artificial intelligence (AI) improves the efficiency and accuracy of plant operations.

By Stone Shi
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 September 27, 2020

COVID-19 accelerates the digitalization of enterprises

Facing pressure and uncertainty from COVID-19, manufacturing companies need to improve innovation, agility and adaptability as it applies to products, services, operations, and employee developments. 

By Stone Shi
Plant Automation July 3, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on Chinese automation markets

Influence of COVID-19 on China’s automation market: Initial impact of COVID-19 on the domestic Chinese automation market less than expected; most first-quarter sales came from orders last year. Negative COVID-19 effects on Chinese automation in the second or third quarter may increase; opportunities for automation growth exist. 

By Stone Shi
Plant Automation September 7, 2019

Digital twins, engineering future of automation

Rapid growth of data collection make rapid expansion of digital twins more likely to add automation, supply chain efficiencies and optimization.

By Stone Shi
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