Info Management

The smart construction challenge from Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has three use cases, construction assurance, track and trace, and smart worker technologies. Learn more at www.iiconsortium.org/pdf/Smart-Construction-Challenge-Overview.pdf. Courtesy: IIC
AI and Machine Learning November 3, 2020

Global challenge increases smart construction innovation

A cloud dashboard that communicates project analytical insights to stakeholders; 3D modeling technology and a machine learning platform provide a visual comparison to the underlying building information management (BIM) model (digital twin).

By Marc Grosskopf
A prototype system to provide workplace training using augmented reality is under development at Purdue University with support from the National Science Foundation. Courtesy: Jared Pike, Purdue University
AI and Machine Learning October 30, 2020

How augmented, virtual reality can reduce manufacturing skills gap

A Purdue team has entered a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create an augmented and virtual reality experience prototype called Skill-XR to reduce manufacturing's skills gap.

By Jared Pike
In moving toward Industry 4.0, the whole of human-machine interface (HMI), Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR) is greater than the sum of its parts. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 November 8, 2020

HMI, IIoT, and AR technologies: Parts of the Industry 4.0 revolution

Industry 4.0, the next industrial revolution is underway, and human-machine interface and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and augmented reality (AR) technologies are helping. Here’s how they can help your applications.

By John Clemons and Justin Robinson
Operators always need a clear view of what’s happening. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering
PLM, Control Design November 18, 2020

Best practices matter when designing control systems

When lives depend on control system design (and even when they don’t), best practices matter. Here’s what I’d like control system designers to know.

By Mark T. Hoske
Codes and Standards November 24, 2020

Update for ISA-95 specification released

MESA International announced the release of Version 7 of the B2MML and BatchML specifications, which allows companies to integrate business systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management systems with manufacturing systems.

By MESA International
Courtesy: Northwestern University
Industrial PCs November 20, 2020

Optimizing materials design with minimal data

A computational approach to accelerate the design of materials exhibiting metal-insulator transitions (MIT) has been developed and it could lead to faster microelectronics and quantum information systems

By Alex Gerage