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Digital transformation in the manufacturing, industrial automation and smart building industries is necessary to keep up in a rapidly digitizing world. See video.
Tour of the Lift manufacturing innovation institute reveals advances in automated metal forming, control design, control software, digital transformation, training and automation optimization.
Employing the concept of the Trojan Mouse, process manufacturers should start small to win big when it comes to digital transformation initiatives.
Innovation and a willingness to push new ideas forward is valuable and needed, but the ability to be agile and flexible is critical.
The digital journey for manufacturers is an arduous one, but it can have a meaningful impact that goes well beyond the bottom line.
Future-proof manufacturing holds the promise of smart, connected factories starts with digitization and digitalization to make better and more informed decisions.
Digital transformation can help companies realize long-term business benefits, but it takes dedication and strategy to actually transform.
Manufacturers realize the benefits of digital transformation, but many are often ill-prepared to realize the benefits because of organizational and technical readiness.
Many manufacturing facilities are taking on digital transformation initiatives, and long-term maintenance and support needs to be prioritized.
The digital thread ties the digital and physical processes for products, creating a constant loop for refinement and improvement. The same can be said for how we learn and improve.
Sustainability is becoming an important driver for change in the industrial sector as companies look to improve profits while being safe and environmentally-conscious.
Creating a digital thread that provides users with all needed information will help them make better decisions and give their products a longer and more productive lifecycle.
Profinet facilitates digital transformation with real-time/non-real-time channel separation, deterministic communication and coexistence with other protocols.
Profinet enables reliable communication and rises to the challenges of Industry 4.0 and the factory's digital transformation.
How digital transformation and automation help manufacturing and industry was the focus of the 2023 Manufacturing in America event, in Detroit; the opening session included speakers from Siemens Digital Industries USA, State of Michigan, Automation Alley, Dasher Lawless design-construction-automation firm, and Infinite Acres, an automated vertical farming company.
Manufacturing is becoming more automated and specific as consumer tastes change. Manufacturers need to adapt to this changing landscape and digital transformation can play a key role.
General observations on the Hannover Messe 2023 experience and what industrial transformation means for the future of manufacturing.
Hannover Messe 2023's main theme is focused on industrial transformation and how companies are utilizing digital technologies.
China’s process industries could benefit from more digitalization and by unlocking the power of existing data with factory design software and artificial intelligence (AI).
Digital transformation technology is pushing digital twins closer to their real-world counterpart and driving manufacturing through the next wave of the digital revolution.
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) digitalization benefits include connectivity, consolidation, context, collaboration and cloud access.
Using digitalization and open automation provides opportunities and challenges for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) offering faster technology iteration and redefining customer value.
Digital telecommunication evolution has been rapid over the past several years and is providing near real-time communication.
Message queuing telemetry transport (MQTT) addresses many of the challenges involved in today’s increasingly complex industrial networks and can boost digital transformation initiatives.
ZF Group, an automotive manufacturer, provides motion controls for automotive, industrial, wind power and is using digital transformation on the way to smart factory implementation to meet sustainability requirements.
Digitalization with smarter automation and instrumentation is helping with sustainability as the energy industry faces a transition and new challenges.
Digital transformation can help manufacturers make better decisions faster and help companies harness the accelerating rate of change.
Focusing digital transformation on people can help process manufacturers enhance knowledge transfer and empower workers.
2023 System integrator of the Year, Eosys, excelled in digital transformation, batch control, and other control and automation system project integration, with emphasis on mentoring and continuing education.
Digital transformation is when a business or organization adopts and applies computer-based technology to improve a process.
Digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can help companies transform their culture and business. Five steps for companies embarking on the digital transformation journey are highlighted.
ARC Industry Forum Asia featured speakers discussing their experiences in digital transformation, future automation architectures, sustainability initiatives and more.
The shift from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0 is already happening, and the emphasis on digital technologies and concepts are driving this change. See six growth opportunities for manufacturers.
Manufacturers can change how they operate and make better decisions with automation and controls, but it requires a different mindset and approach. See six steps for effective product, operations management.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving digitalization when it comes to transforming the engineering sector.
With many industrial organizations now having taken their first digitalization steps, there are potential disruptions for manufacturers with their digital transformation journeys.
The term “digital transformation” is heard so often in the industrial space that it’s taken on buzzword status, but what does it actually mean? See three words that help clarify and demystify what digital transformation means.
Cloud architecture, when examined in its entirety, can be very complex. Focusing on its interface with operations technology makes matters clearer and more manageable.
A digital-first smart-manufacturing plant to recycle polypropylene is expected to save 10 times the cost compared to facilities that convert from manual or analog in a digital transformation process.
The need for digital transformation in manufacturing is only as good as the security program behind it, which needs buy-in from all sides.
Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) convergence is enabling a digital manufacturing transformation.
Digital innovation of field instruments opens a new chapter of digitalization in the petrochemical and other process manufacturing industries.
A fully-augmented factory allows process experts to manage by exception rather than by reaction. Once companies can manage processes by exception, they have created a smart factory, according to a company with a Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Award product.
Security is a journey; this is especially true when dealing with manufacturing and operational technology (OT) systems.
Standards-based interoperability for digital transformation in asset lifecycle management: More answers
Supply chain challenges, standards, digital twins, and advice for future digital transformation efforts were among more answers from a 1-hour RCEP/AIA professional development hour training session.
See three recommendations for companies to seize the extraordinary opportunity to automate that the pandemic disruptions created.
Advanced manufacturing training can improve understanding of required competencies, Industry 4.0, Industry 4.0 technologies and use of industrial data, according to a 1-hour engineering training course available starting Oct. 18.
Just starting or stalled with digital transformation and smart manufacturing? Gain inspiration and hear advice from Bernd Raithel, director of product marketing and deployment of new technologies at Siemens Factory Automation in the U.S., based on experiences at Siemens manufacturing plants. See video.
Smart manufacturing and digital transformation continue to gain traction in factories, process facilities and other applications.
Simplify and prioritize the digital vision for smart factory upgrades and consider hard and soft savings in the return calculations.
See five attributes of the factory of the future. Information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) organizations, hardware and software synergy should be part of the roadmap.
For manufacturers to attract the best talent, they need to adapt to their environment by making tactical investments in digital solutions and be proactive in digital transformation.
Manufacturing automation is embracing digital transformation and the system integration plays a key role in facilitating it and integrating information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).
The annual ARC Industry Forum Asia titled Accelerating Digital Transformation in a Post-COVID World focused on many topics such as IT/OT convergence and improving interoperability.
5G will help manufacturers will be able to dynamically adapt their production areas to current circumstances at any time and create smart factories.
To help organizations better understand and implement digital transformation, Control Engineering offered a May 4 webcast, “Digital Transformation Acceleration,” for one professional development hour (PDH) credit. Additional answers from the speakers follow, along with a link to webcast, archived for one year.
Digital transformation can change manufacturing, but companies need to invest in cybersecurity knowledge and training to make it viable.
Cover Story: Learn how building for the pandemic era can accelerate the era of smart factories. See four ways a factory can become smart and resilient.
A global manufacturer explains benefits and offers advice about connecting the real world of manufacturing to the virtual world, through digitalization and automation.
Many chip manufacturers lack an overall digital transformation strategy and cannot make the move to smart manufacturing.
Digital thread is an operational concept that describes how a profile of data is defined, created, populated and modified throughout the product lifecycle. See three digital thread benefits.
Control Engineering announces the best automation, control and instrumentation products in the 21 categories of the annual Engineers' Choice Awards program.
Smart and proactive digital solutions can help support ongoing operations even through disruptive global events like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until Dec. 21.