Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers, has selected IBM Cloud to provide the platform and support for a major business transformation designed to accelerate digital manufacturing.
Managing an ever-growing global enterprise of manufacturing and sales, Faurecia’s digital transformation is centered on seamlessly generating and communicating data, including data on production quality and manufacturing processes, to drive efficiency and productivity, while making production processes more visible and controllable.
Tend says its new in.control platform is the first smart cloud robotics platform for remote control, monitoring and analysis of production lines.
Tend announced it has introduced the first hardware-agnostic, smart cloud robotics software platform that allows manufacturers to remotely control, monitor and analyze the performance of their robots and production equipment from their mobile devices.
EIT Digital has launched what it calls a “Robot IoT Interface”, a new technology project being developed with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and Poitiers-based startup Agileo Automation.
The goal of the technology is to enable different kind of robots and machines to connect to different cloud platforms.
Agileo’s managing director, Marc Engel, says: “Robots and machines may produce data in a standard or non- standard format according to their internal controller.
Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete components supplier, EU Automation explains how cloud computing can help both manufacturers and owners make the most of their vehicle
Today, we consider wireless connectivity and parking assist to be standard features in new models of car.
However, roll back 50 years and it was a different story; there was much less technology of any kind in most vehicles.
The three-point seatbelt didn’t become standard until 1970 and airbags weren’t mandatory until 1998. With cloud computing on the rise, we’re seeing more high-tech features being added to vehicles than ever.
An increasing number of industrial robots will find their way into factoring which themselves will be more well-connected, according to a new report.
The industrial internet of things will “catalyze new business models, adoption of industrial robotics, and return on investment”, says Frost & Sullivan’s industrial automation and process control team.
Martyn Williams, managing director of industrial software expert Copa-Data UK, examines three of the most prominent automation trends of 2017 and discusses how these trends are changing manufacturing operations
As manufacturing facilities incorporate greater levels of automation, the demand for new technologies continues to grow.
SAP says the new software helps manufacturers “embrace Industry 4.0 automation” and process high volumes of data from sensors and devices from the Internet of Things in a real-time cloud delivery environment that can simplify implementation and improve time to value at lower cost.
SAP Manufacturing Execution in the cloud helps manufacturers connect, monitor and tightly control operations, says the company, adding that it facilitates Industry 4.0 strategies by “integrating with business and manufacturing processes to enable efficient, high-quality production on the shop floor”. Continue reading SAP launches new cloud-based manufacturing solution
Cloud-based automation software can make BYOD a secure and practical option for businesses. This kind of capability offers a tempting possibility for many businesses, as Howard Williams, marketing director of digital engagement specialist Parker Software, explains
It might seem like they’ve been around forever, but smartphones have only been ubiquitous for the past five years.
Before that, devices such as Handspring’s innovative Palm Treo series (pictured above) were too far ahead of their time to take off.
OR Laser has launched a new direct metal additive manufacturing system which it says is “more accessible and more affordable for more companies”.
The company says the Orlas Creator metal additive manufacturing platform is “smarter, simpler, faster and more cost effective than any other metal additive manufacturing system currently available on the market”.
Plex Systems, a provider of cloud enterprise resource planning software for manufacturing, says its annual survey examining the use of technology by leading manufacturers shows that increasing levels of connectivity is leading to dramatic improvements.
The 2016 Plex State of Manufacturing Technology study provides real-world insight from nearly 200 manufacturing organizations that are using technology today to meet the demands of customers, drive product innovation and improve operational efficiency.
Among the key findings, Plex found was that “cloud technology improves manufacturers’ ability to manage changing business needs”.