Figure 1: Intelligent and accurate tracking of connected parts and products at every stage across a supplier network and production process enables truly “just in time” manufacturing. Image courtesy: HERE Technologies
Wireless April 28, 2019

Five ways location intelligence improves IIoT operations

Digital representations of factories and industrial spaces lead to opportunities.

By Charity Rumery
Figure 1: Process manufacturing plants have PRVs as part of any sealed system where pressure can develop. Large facilities can have hundreds. Courtesy: Emerson
Wireless April 26, 2019

Should assets be monitored in-house or in the cloud?

Wireless sensors and specialized software deliver options for improved effectiveness.

By Brian Joe
Courtesy: CFE Media
Wireless April 25, 2019

Protecting the production line in the Industrie 4.0, IIoT age

Manufacturers are using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0 to make factories smarter, but they can't lose sight of basic cybersecurity best practices.

By Anne Klebsch
It's an eight-step process for companies to turn data into information, according to Drury. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Wireless April 11, 2019

Use context with IIoT to provide automation value

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has a lot of potential, but without context and a clear goal, value for companies will be less. See 8 ways to move from data to information.

By Chris Vavra
Wireless April 9, 2019

Improving industrial robot accuracy and precision

There are many tools and programs designed to make industrial robots more accurate and precise for demanding manufacturing applications.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Hannover Messe
Wireless April 3, 2019

Hannover Messe 2019, Day 2: New partnerships, new Partner Country

Open Industry 4.0 alliance formed, Indonesia named Partner Country for 2020, TSN testbed released

By Bob Vavra
Figure 2: This AutomationDirect C-more human-machine interface (HMI) touch panel provides local data logging to an SD-card or a USB drive. Courtesy: AutomationDirect
Wireless March 27, 2019

Working with the cloud

Using the cloud for data logging and remote access can improve operations, cut costs and simplify interactions.

By Jonathan Griffith
Sal Spada of ARC Advisory Group will be among the presenters at the Digital Transformation Executive Conference and the 2019 GAMS conference sponsored by CFE Media as part of the Digital Industry USA event in Louisville September 10-12. Courtesy: Katie Spain, CFE Media
Wireless March 25, 2019

Hannover Fairs USA will launch Digital Industry conference in September

CFE Media to present GAMS event at event’s executive conference.

By Bob Vavra
Figure 1: The PlantFloor24 global operations center at Maverick Technologies uses best practices to work with manufacturers to remotely resolve issues and provide solutions to keep operations up and running 24/7/365. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
Wireless March 25, 2019

Managing remote monitoring

Remote management and monitoring applications help keep operations up and running. External remote management and monitoring teams provide specialized operational knowledge to help with automation and control system issues.

By Dawn Lewis and Evan Pederson
Wireless March 10, 2019

Rethink the organization’s structure

Cyber-physical environments will change what managers do.

By Jonathan Gross