IT in Manufacturing


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Predictive analytics for artificial lifts
September 2020, Emerson Automation Solutions
Machine learning and artificial intelligence applications in artificial lift systems have seen a growth in importance recently and are no longer a nice to have, but essential tools for well optimisation.

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Making Machine-as-a-Service a reality
September 2020, RJ Connect
Using cloud-based software, machine builders can access their machines anytime, allowing connections to be set up to link the machine builders and their clients.

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Validation goes digital
September 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
CVal allows customers in the pharmaceutical industry to produce digital, auditable plant documentation through efficient data handling across all disciplines using a central database and object orientation.

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The Eight Commandments to digitising your shop floor workforce
September 2020
Digitise your shop floor workforce and bundle insights, examples and lessons learned from PwC’s experience in digital transformation into eight practical commandments.

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The digital twin explained
August 2020, Yokogawa South Africa
The digital twin defined A digital twin is a virtual, digital copy of a device, system, or process that accurately mimics actual performance in real time, is executable, can be manipulated, and allows ...

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Aguru trials Safe-Trace Contact Tracing at Adcock Ingram
August 2020
Aguru Business Solutions (Aguru), a company specialising in automation and digital transformation advisory and project management services, has successfully completed a Proof of Concept (PoC) trial of ...

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Smart engineering directly in the cloud
June 2020, Beckhoff Automation
PC-based control is an open, central control platform that integrates a full range of machine functionality and optimally supports the implementation of highly efficient IoT-based automation strategies. ...

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Creating specific SensorApps
June 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Create individual SensorApps without programming skills and solve new automation tasks easily. Starting at the end of the year, this will all be possible in the SICK AppStudio, part of the SICK AppSpace ...

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Mobile robots speed production at new smart factory
July 2020, Omron Electronics
A dozen industrial robots, each in individual workstations or cells, perform different steps in the manufacturing process. However, to attain the high efficiency, safety, and convenience of a modern ...

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The administration of digital twins
July 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa
In order to access the virtual representation of the sensor and its data, SICK Automation uses LiveConnect to deliver a standardised connection from an edge gateway to SICK Asset Hub. This visualises ...

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How IIoT solutions can help your plant go digital
July 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa
Everyone is talking about the new normal, a shift that is forcing companies to adopt a digital strategy, one way or another, in order to remain relevant and competitive in these unprecedented times. Many ...

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Fast IT rack launched in South Africa
July 2020, Rittal
Introducing a new generation of IT racks Conceived as a universal modular system, the VX IT has been designed for all common applications and its versatility makes it suitable for use as a network and ...

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Engineering 4.0: Automatic dashboard generation
July 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Many machine builders and systems integrators looking to transform their business models have identified machine and plant process data as being a core fundamental. When it comes to tailoring new data-driven ...

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Completing the remote maintenance circle
July 2020, Throughput Technologies
What do the world’s machine builders want from a next generation remote maintenance solution? Secomea has been listening to thousands of them and has spotted a pattern. In this collective vision the ...

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Tools keep HVACR professionals on the cutting edge
June 2020, Danfoss
Danfoss has announced that Refrigerant Slider, its popular P/T calculation app that has over 2 million downloads, will transform into Ref Tools, an essential, all-in-one mobile app for air conditioning ...

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An example of control and automation using IIoT, edge computing and the cloud
July 2020, Absolute Perspectives
   The challenges of working in remote locations I am involved in a number of projects investigating the feasibility of coal-bed-methane (CBM) in southern Africa. During one of these projects, I came ...

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Turbocharger for IIoT
July 2020, Turck Banner
Managed high-speed switch offers data throughput, fast link-up times and secure industrial Ethernet networks.

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Five actions for your business and community to prepare for the digital revolution
June 2020
We propose five key areas companies should focus on in 2020, so as to increase its digital maturity as well as that of the communities it sources from and supplies.       1. Understand your digital maturity ...

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The IIoT powered village
July 2020, RJ Connect
Creating power solutions that brighten the lives of remote communities.

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