Category Archives: Smart Manufacturing

Parker Unveils its Industrial IoT Platform at Hanover Messe

Parker Hannifin Corporation today unveiled the Voice of the Machine® IoT platform, an open, interoperable and scalable ecosystem of connected products and services at Hannover Messe (Germany April 24-28, 2017 Parker booth A48 in Hall 23). With the Voice of the Machine platform, Parker is planning to address challenges that may have prevented operators from fully leveraging…
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MIT: The Seven System Principles You Need to Know Before Implementing IIoT

Are you ready for IIoT/Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 promises to offer significant advantages to manufacturing and operations according to MIT experts. It also provides the opportunity to repeat the same systemic errors that plagued the previous three. In this video, MIT's, Dr. John Carrier, discusses the seven most common systemic errors your company is likely to make when attempting to integrate the Industrial Internet of Things into your existing system, including:

  • The "hidden factory" that inevitably results from a counterproductive and unpredictable mix of old and new technologies
  • Designing feedback mechanisms in your system to gain IQ, make profits, and satisfy customers
  • Solving problems and implementing change by engaging the company culture

Drawing on real examples, he demonstrates how you can recognize and respond quickly to these shortfalls, leveraging IIoT to transform your current operations into a sustainable learning organization.

Does your company have the right systems culture to survive, thrive, and lead in the fourth era? Watch this video to find out.

Dr. Carrier holds an ScD in Chemical Engineering Control Systems  from MIT, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the System Dynamics Group at MIT Sloan.

IIoT World also invite you to learn more about John Carrier’s Executive Education course, Implementing Industry 4.0: Leading Change in Manufacturing and Operations offered July 11–12. As an IIoT World reader you are eligible for a 15% tuition discount on select MIT Sloan Executive Education open enrollment programs by entering referral code IIOT15 on your application by June 30, 2017 (for programs through December 31, 2017). Some exclusions apply.

ADM show wrap up – IIoT & Predictive Maintenance

The inaugural Advanced Design and Manufacturing show  & conference in Cleveland was a success according to Steven Carlisle, UBM's Senior Manager, Relationships & Partnerships. "We managed to hit our target attendance numbers in the first day of the two days event". Here are a few things you might have missed. Five Industries. Countless Possibilities The…
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How To Fast-Track A Successful IoT Manufacturing Project

For a few years now, industry players have been touting the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT). Want to streamline processes? Look into IoT. Want to create new service revenue streams? A job for IoT. Want to dramatically reduce downtime? IoT to the rescue. It is easy to see how manufacturers may be daunted…
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Cutting-edge collaborative robots at Automate 2017

Stäubli, the 125th robotics old company, introduced its new TX2 line of collaborative robots to the North American market at the Automate trade show in Chicago earlier this week, ushering in a new era of Man-Robot Collaboration (MRC). The features of the new models comply with the stringent requirements of the highest safety category and excel in…
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Four steps to make your maintenance program ready for the IIoT

Reduce maintenance cost, increase asset availability, improve customer satisfaction, generate new service revenue are benefits that many companies are hoping to get out from the Industrial Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). This post focuses on what you should do  to make sure your maintenance program ready for the IIoT. What are the potential benefits of using the…
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Be our guest at Advanced & Design Manufacturing Cleveland

Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM) Cleveland is less than one week away, March 29–30, and I would like to invite you to attend as my guest! Simply use promo code IIoTWorld when you register online to claim your FREE pass. ADM Cleveland is Northeast Ohio’s only comprehensive design and manufacturing event, offering five industry-specific zones…
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