Manufacturing, packaging, and logistics companies are unlocking new potential through digital transformation with the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and advanced analytics.
Control Engineering China: Advantech announced its Internet of Things (IoT) platform architecture and solution ready packages (SRP) at the Advantech IoT summit in Suzhou, China.
MIT researchers have now devised a way to help robots navigate environments more like humans do by letting robots determine how to reach a goal by exploring the environment, observing other agents, and exploiting what they’ve learned before in similar situations.
New software and input/output (I/O) devices can help users eliminate useless data through effective diagnostics, error localization and filter designs to extract accurate figures.
Machine as a service (MaaS) and blockchain manage and secure machine data and transactions. Blockchain, while known for its use in the financial world, is being used by Steamchain, a start-up company, to provide secure financial and machine information design to help end users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) announced the IIC Resource Hub, which provides update to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) resources as well as an update to its track and trace testbed.
Control Engineering China: While GE seeks to sell its digital assets, cloud platform developers need to more consistently explain customer value, offer better applications, and be patient.
Think again: Machine tool original equipment manufacturers, automation suppliers to OEMs, system integrators, and end users at IMTS 2018 find value in easier machine connectivity, communications, and visualization. Are you watching others or participating?
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Companies need to determine how much of the manufacturing system will be on the cloud to maximize the benefits to each organization and its customers. Consider cloud services, analytics, supplier connections, and distributed data via blockchain.