IT in Manufacturing


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Blockchain technology in the food and beverage industry
December 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa
Advances in blockchain technology could enable the food and beverage industry (F&B) to enhance traceability. In the US alone, food recalls and food-borne illnesses cost some $77 billion per annum, including ...

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Digital twin allows process simulations
December 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
The high-tech company Grenzebach’s portfolio includes the simulation of material flow in complex plants in the glass industry, which it achieves using Siemens simulation solutions. Together, the two companies ...

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Game-changing digital solutions for mines
December 2019, SKF South Africa
With digitalisation creeping into the mining industry and transforming day-to-day operations, this sector is enhancing its Industry 4.0 operation and process compliancy. As a preferred supplier of premium ...

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Protect critical infrastructure and manufacturing plants
December 2019
As manufacturers around the world analyse and embrace the importance of being more connected to the IIoT, cybersecurity experts caution that the benefits of being interconnected come with a warning, and ...

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Extending analytics to EAM and operations users
December 2019
Today’s manufacturing operations and maintenance teams generate vast amounts of data in all forms.

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AI in manufacturing – revolutionary opportunity or well-trodden path?
December 2019, Absolute Perspectives
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a catchphrase used by marketers that attributes the characteristics of human intelligence to a computer system.

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Navigate the fourth industrial revolution with PricewaterhouseCoopers
November 2019
Using the building blocks of 4IR to transform business processes into manufacturing advantages requires a holistic approach.

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Artificial intelligence in manufacturing – a practical and simplified view
November 2019, Altron Bytes Systems Integration
Looking at and interpreting data generated during the manufacturing process to find ways to reduce waste, improve quality and increase yield is not new. However, the increased use of digital technologies ...

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Intelligent data glasses support production
November 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Augmented Reality (AR) has arrived in the workplace: for the last three years, a consortium of six companies and institutions chaired by Siemens has been researching the use of augmented reality (AR) ...

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Siemens launches report on Dawn of Digitalisation and its Impact on Africa
October 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Africa needs a digitalisation strategy to compete in the global economy.

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Integrating IT with Operations Technology - a CIO perspective
October 2019, Absolute Perspectives
Digitisation projects, spurred on by Industry 4.0 and technological advances, have opened up many possibilities to create new value.

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Real-time data increases metal recovery at Peñasquito mine
November 2019
At a recent OSIsoft User Conference in California, ARC Advisory Group had an opportunity to learn about a related project at Newmont Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito gold, silver, zinc, and lead mine in ...

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The power of data
October 2019, Throughput Technologies
Gain access to important information with ProSoft's new OPC UA-based gateway and data logger.

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Securing and managing devices the modern way
October 2019
Organisations of all types and sizes are bringing vast numbers of devices into their IT infrastructure and networks. Moreover, these devices are not only smartphones, wearables and tablets because the ...

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Reliable gas production
September 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Energy supplier uses Siemens technology for optimum information exchange.

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Automotive supplier relies on Siemens PLM solution
September 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Küster Automotive is an internationally active family-run company and a part of Küster Holding. A full-service supplier, Küster manufactures components for the automotive industry. For its production ...

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Top tips to help you implement 4IR projects that deliver value
September 2019, Editor's Choice
In the just over 10 years I have spent working on IT projects in the manufacturing space, the amount of new fads and IT jargon that has to be adopted has reached the heavens, and ascended into other realms. ...

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Digitisation requires new skills
September 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa
Smart grid investments by municipal and public power utilities typically focus on electric distribution and customer systems. The expected benefits include lower costs, better customer service and more ...

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Industry 4.0: Manufacturing Executing Systems
September 2019, S4 Integration
Industry 4.0 is set to lead the way for digitisation of manufacturing processes. Manufacturing Executing Systems (MES) are a critical component of Industry 4.0 as they act as an enabler for end-to-end ...

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Safety and cybersecurity convergence goes beyond safety systems
August 2019
However, the scope of safety and cybersecurity goes well beyond process safety systems alone. Across the industrial and infrastructure worlds, an increasing number of end users are adopting more sophisticated ...

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