IT in Manufacturing


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Key digital transformation IT concepts for operations
December 2018
Rather than focus on the digital transformation IT concepts through a technical lens, this article looks at them in terms of their implication on industrial operations.

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Data centre management as a service
December 2018
DMaaS aggregates and analyses large sets of anonymised customer data that can be enhanced with machine learning.

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Operator guided solutions
December 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 ...

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Software for low voltage distribution planning
November 2018, ElectroMechanica
New software from Hager facilitates planning and configuration of low voltage switchgear.

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SKF ups the digital ante at ­Göteborg plant
November 2018, SKF South Africa
Swedish group, SKF, has been implementing digital transformation since 2015, investing close to €19 million to carry out its digital revolution at the Göteborg plant which has, for over a century, been ...

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3D software eliminates ­programming
November 2018, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
More and more industrial users are discovering the potential of three dimensional software-aided object measurement. With the VisionApp 360 software, Wenglor now offers a smart tool that makes 3D object ...

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Advanced data management from Siemens
November 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
Siemens is innovating its data management software for process analytical technology (PAT) with Simatic Sipat version 5.1, which allows users to monitor and control the quality of their products in real-time ...

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The 5 stages of cybersecurity awareness
October 2018
Before any of these recommendations can be implemented, managers must first understand and accept the risks they face and the potential consequences. An understanding of human behaviour can help. The ...

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How adding services to products could start your journey towards an Industry 4.0 solution
October 2018, Absolute Perspectives, Editor's Choice
For manufacturers, digital transformation involves understanding a range of new technologies and applying these to both create new business and to improve the current operation. Industry 4.0 provides ...

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Energy management software
October 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Energy management solutions from KBC, a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corp.

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Using IIoT analytics to build customer solutions
October 2018, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker’s Voice of the Machine platform contextualises the data collected from machines.

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Key considerations when designing IIoT networks for smart businesses
October 2018, RJ Connect
In the era of the IIoT, industries have opportunities to become more productive, more efficient and more dynamic. For example, the IIoT provides businesses with new capabilities such as dashboards that ...

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Digital transformation starts with people
October 2018
Digital has become business-critical and is deemed the biggest shift for humanisation since the Industrial Revolution. Unfortunately, businesses and employees do not understand what digital transformation ...

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Industrial control system cybersecurity - Part 5: ICS network segmentation.
October 2018, Nclose, Editor's Choice
In the last three articles on cybersecurity in ICS environments, we have covered risk assessments, asset discovery and vulnerability management, environment hardening and security monitoring. In the penultimate ...

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Digital technology in mining
October 2018, 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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Emerson empowers top quartile performance in manufacturing
October 2018, Emerson Automation Solutions
Plantweb digital ecosystem provides new mobility and decision-support technologies.

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Solutions for production efficiency
October 2018, Live Monitoring
Live Monitoring is a local South African software house that develops MES as well as asset monitoring and energy efficiency systems to provide a competitive edge through cost effective live insight into ...

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Enhanced IoT security technology for manufacturing site networks
October 2018, Omron Electronics
Omron and Cisco collaborates to deliver reliable performance under extreme conditions.

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IIoT enabled control and data acquisition from Omniflex
October 2018, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Omniflex specialises in remote monitoring solutions based on years of plant networking experience from last mile networking to mainstream Ethernet backbones. The Teleterm range specifically addresses ...

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Yokogawa releases Platform for Advanced Control and Estimation R5.02
September 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
An OpreX solution for large-scale applications that enables plant-wide optimisation of control.

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