Manufacturing IT, MES
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Manufacturing IT, MES June 18, 2019

Algorithm developed to predict and inform robots where humans are headed

MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that accurately aligns partial trajectories in real-time, allowing motion predictors to accurately anticipate the timing of a person’s motion to make human-robot interaction safer.

By Jennifer Chu
Figure: Comparison of transactional data extraction to the more sophisticated requirements of industrial data extraction across a number of factors. Courtesy: HighByte
Manufacturing IT, MES June 12, 2019

Improve industrial data integration with ETL software

Extract, transform, load (ETL) software can help improve data gathering for operations technology (OT) applications, but there are major challenges with data integration that companies need to overcome.

By John Harrington
Dr. Alexander Broos, VDW, German Machine Tool Builders Association, spoke at OPC Day, Sept. 13, 2018, at IMTS in Chicago, explaining that non-standard connections are among machine builders’ challenges. With OPC UA from OPC Foundation, there already is connectivity, he said. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media
Manufacturing IT, MES June 10, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 3-9

Articles about the Career and Salary Survey, CNC digitalization, alarm management and process safety, process instrumentation education, and asset performance in refineries were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 3-9. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Harting to be a collaborative partner in a development project to retrofit legacy protocol plastic injection molding machines with an integrated Industrie 4.0 digital control system that is also linked with its factory-wide MES/ERP system. Courtesy: Harting/Control Engineering Europe
Manufacturing IT, MES June 8, 2019

Retrofitting Industrie 4.0 for digital control systems

Ypsomed, a medical technology company, was able to retrofit Industrie 4.0 digital control systems onto its legacy plastic injection molding machines.

By Suzanne Gill
Machine learning and other advanced technologies are embedded in advanced analytics software to empower engineers and other experts. Courtesy: Seeq
Manufacturing IT, MES May 30, 2019

Refineries need machine learning to improve operations

Machine learning and other advanced technologies are embedded in advanced analytics software to empower engineers and other experts.

By Michael Risse
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Manufacturing IT, MES May 29, 2019

Framework developed to help deep neural network performance

North Carolina State University researchers have developed AOGNets, a framework for building deep neural networks that uses a compositional grammar approach to extract useful information from raw data.

By Matt Shipman
Figure 1: Residual risk exceeds the tolerable risk level in this drawing. The size of the gap between the residual risk and the tolerable risk determines the safety integrity level (SIL). Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
Manufacturing IT, MES May 29, 2019

Connecting alarm management and process safety

Making the connection between alarm management and process safety management can ensure a safe and productive process.

By Lee Swindler
To bring more human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicle navigation, MIT researchers have created a system that enables driverless cars to check a simple map and use visual data to follow routes in new, complex environments. Courtesy: Chelsea Turner, MIT
Manufacturing IT, MES May 27, 2019

Bringing human-like reasoning to autonomous vehicles

MIT researchers have developed an autonomous control system that “learns” the steering patterns of human drivers as they navigate roads in a small area, using only data from video camera feeds and a simple GPS-like map. See video.

By Rob Matheson
Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Manufacturing IT, MES May 23, 2019

Agreement signed to develop AI accelerator for prototyping and research

The MIT-Air Force AI Accelerator, will conduct fundamental research directed at rapid deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) innovations in operations, data management, cybersecurity, and vehicle safety.

By Rob Matheson
Clients should assess the capabilities and maturity of the business and its processes with the use of the capability maturity model, which consists of five levels. Courtesy: Ultra Consultants
Manufacturing IT, MES May 21, 2019

Maximizing the investment in manufacturing IT

Getting the most out of an investment in manufacturing IT seldom produces the desired results unless a simultaneous review and redesign of business processes is undertaken.

By Ultra Consultants