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How Component Manufacturers Can Use Embedded SOM Technology to Implement Industrie 4.0 Business Plans

November 30, 2019

Supply chains send out inventory requests. Machines autonomously request spare parts while manufacturing systems autonomously manage production life cycles. These are now common scenarios due to the adoption of Industrie 4.0 business models. Today, component manufacturers are integrating...

Industrial Cloud Computing, Blog

What is the Difference Between Cloud as a Service and Platform as a Service?

October 27, 2019

The traditional method of consuming IT services and resources for business involved the management of every piece of hardware and software in-house. The introduction of web-based technology solutions and the infrastructure known as the cloud changed all of this. Today, businesses can take...

Industrie 4.0 Benefits, Blog, Virtual training and validation

How to Improve Workforce Performance by Virtual Training and Validation

October 22, 2019

As manufacturers struggle to fill available jobs, the future of manufacturing is balanced on a knife-edge. On one hand, the integration of new concepts and equipment has the potential to optimize production. On the other hand, the available baby-boomer workforce is aging and the next generation...

Industrial Cloud Computing, Industrie 4.0 Benefits, Blog, Component Manufacturer

How Industrial Cloud Computing can help Component Manufacturers implement Industrie 4.0

September 29, 2019

The majority of industries rely on the availability of spare parts and components to avoid production and process-related downtimes. The manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, and discrete manufacturing industries are examples, which is why component manufacturing is an integral part of every...

Blog, Industrie 4.0 Problems

Analyzing the Risks Associated With Choosing Obsolete Technology

September 21, 2019

The tech industry serves as the perfect embodiment of the phrase ‘nothing lasts forever’ as can be seen from the many twists and turns that occurred within the last 40 years. Through the decades, technological advancements have seen many legacy businesses lose their dominance or get relegated to...

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The Introduction of OPC UA Publish-Subscribe and its Importance to Manufacturers

September 14, 2019

According to Automation World, the future of production will be defined by interoperability and collaboration across shop floors. This also includes the exchange of data, to ensure data-driven plant performance optimization which maximizes the manufacturing process. With the appropriate...

Final User, Blog, Industrie 4.0 Risks

The Risks for Factory Owners of not Embracing Industrie 4.0 Models

September 7, 2019

Supply chain and logistics management are the factors that determine how efficient a factory is run. According to Industry Week, the greatest challenge factory owners face involves locating inventory and inventory accuracy. Other issues of note include material handling and transportation...

Machine Manufacturer, Blog, Industrie 4.0 Risks

What are the Risks for Machine Manufacturers of not Embracing Industrie 4.0?

August 28, 2019

Machine manufacturers are the life-blood of many industries. They develop the machining tools and original equipment that can be found on every shop floor. Despite the obvious demand, only two machine manufacturers made the top 50 in the US500 list ranking the top-earning US companies. This...

Blog, Systems Integrator, Industrie 4.0 Risks

What are the Risks for System Integrators of not Embracing Industrie 4.0?

August 5, 2019

The manufacturing shop floor is a system that runs with data. This data comes from manufacturing equipment, supply chains, and demand. Itinerary count, material handling equipment and workstations also add to the data. It’s the job of the system integrator to accurately use this data and ensure...

Blog, Component Manufacturer, Industrie 4.0 Risks

What are the Risks for Component Manufacturers of not Embracing Industrie 4.0?

July 26, 2019

Making a case for the implementation of Industrie 4.0 compliant business models has never being easier in today’s data driven world. The insights that can be derived from the data that businesses produce has led to large scale innovation and increased productivity across multiple industries. As...