IT in Manufacturing


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Industrial Ethernet switches reflect ongoing evolution at the IIoT ‘thin edge’
January 2020
Today’s digital transformation strategies require data connectivity throughout the architecture to fulfil the quest for improved operations.

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RS Components introduces 4ZeroBox IIoT development system
January 2020, RS Components SA
RS Components has introduced the 4ZeroBox IIoT unit from Italian manufacturer TOI. 4ZeroBox is the hardware component of TOI’s 4ZeroPlatform, a plug-and-play data gathering, processing and reporting system ...

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IFS study reveals AI investments looming on the business horizon
January 2020
Global enterprise applications company, IFS, has announced the findings of a research study into the attitudes and strategies towards artificial intelligence (AI) among business leaders. The study polled ...

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New Mindsphere app from Siemens
January 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
With Predictive Services for Drive Systems, Siemens presents a standardised extension to local service agreements. Based on the new Mindsphere Predictive Service Assistance app, it makes maintenance more ...

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Schneider Electric brings digital competence to mining applications
January 2020, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric is dedicated to the deployment of digital technologies in mining to address the rising pressures on business sustainability and reduced energy consumption. “The organisation has invested ...

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Micromine assists mining operations in the Industry 4.0 era
January 2020
Global trends such as Industry 4.0 are transforming the traditional methods deployed to extract ore from rock. Mining operations are instead looking at innovations such as automated drilling in high risk ...

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11th annual MESA Africa conference
January 2020
I recently attended the MESA conference held at the Zulu Inyala Country Manor.

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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 PwC
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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