IT in Manufacturing
What is the future of blockchain in manufacturing?
February 2018, Absolute Perspectives
In manufacturing circles, it is probably fair to say that there is some uncertainty as to exactly what future impact blockchain may have on manufacturing systems. A number of cloud solution providers
Guided operator solutions
February 2018, Adroit Technologies
At parts assembly production sites, where parts are picked from stock, it is almost inevitable that picking mistakes will occur. As parts become more complex and their component types increase, the problem
Combine edge and operational data to maximise IoT value
For industrial companies engaged in digital transformation, analytics are key to turning large volumes of data into business value to enhance operations and improve the customer experience. Facing intense
Yokogawa releases web-based operations platform
February 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa has announced the release of FAST/TOOLS R10.03, the latest version of a web-based real-time operations management and visualisation software solution that scales perfectly from a small and hybrid
Risk management in automotive manufacturing
January 2018, Rockwell Automation
In automotive manufacturing operations, risks that go unaddressed can lead to missed production targets, safety incidents and vehicle recalls.
Choosing the best IIoT platform
January 2018, RJ Connect
Industrial computers vs. development boards.
The mine of the future
The mining industry is in a crisis. Failure to get the policy, legislative, administrative and operating environment right is being compounded by a decline in resource demand and resulting excess capacity,
EcoStruxure for the mining and metals industry
January 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa
In the second quarter of 2017, the South African mining industry expanded by 3,9% on the back of increased production of coal, gold and other metal ores such as iron and manganese. A further driver for
Synaptic Business Automation
January 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa working with customers to implement ideal business solutions.
Industrial control system cybersecurity - Part 1: Risk assessment
January 2018, Nclose
In my articles last year, I pointed out how companies are not doing enough around cybersecurity and how they have a false sense of security about their industrial control system (ICS) networks, thinking
Digital transformation and collaborating robotics
December 2017, Omron Electronics
Reflections on how to cope with societal discourse.
Innovating in the process industry with PLM
December 2017, Absolute Perspectives, This Week's Editor's Pick
There might be an opportunity for you to adopt a proven technique from another industry in a new way and thereby gain a competitive edge for your business in its own niche.
SA companies ready to implement IoT strategies
December 2017, IoT.nxt
Three quarters of SA companies plan to implement IoT strategies in the near future, with 33% saying they have plans to start a strategy in the next six months and 40% planning to start in the next year
Simplifying the IIoT landscape
December 2017, Rockwell Automation
Achieving enterprise connectivity does not have to be costly.
Will OPC UA TSN prevail over industrial Ethernet?
December 2017, This Week's Editor's Pick
OPC UA is a vendor-independent communication protocol designed for industrial use. TSN (time-sensitive networking) is a further development of the IEEE Ethernet standards. Together, they aim to offer
Kick-start the organisation’s IIoT/Industrie 4.0 journey
November 2017, RJ Connect
Consequently, these challenges have set in motion a number of changes in factories, culminating with the introduction of new technologies and concepts.
As optimal production is pivotal in the age of
Soteica Visual MESA solution for thermal power plants
November 2017, Yokogawa South Africa
However, many TPPs face problems in optimal load distribution and optimal planning of equipment, operational monitoring of key performance indicators, as well as avoiding penalties by minimising harmful
EcoStruxure for mining and metals
November 2017, Schneider Electric South Africa
Redefining power and automation technologies makes it easier to deploy digital capabilities.
IIC launches smart factory machine learning testbed
The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), the world’s leading organisation transforming business and society by accelerating the adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has announced the
The IoT.nxt big thing
October 2017, IoT.nxt
Future-proof digital platform bridges the operational silos of traditional legacy systems.
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