Designing a modular overlay network for data processing optimisation in the IIoT

Data processing optimisation in Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems to support lean manufacturing can be accomplished through condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) analysis and tracking, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. The problem in many…

Smart manufacturing in the automotive industry

Automotive manufacturers faced extreme adversity over the last few years, including the sweeping impact of COVID-19 and the continued chip shortage. The 2022 State of Smart Manufacturing Report surveyed these businesses about their challenges, and how they are using or…

Data-driven solutions for Industry 4.0 technology

The internet of things (IoT) — a vast global network of physical devices connected to the internet — has become one of the fastest growing technology markets of the 21st century, bringing a range of exciting innovations to a range…

Report announced into oil & gas companies’ use of digitalisation

As reported by GlobalData, digitalisation is enabling the oil & gas industry to improve productivity and profitability by streamlining operations and cutting costs. The report, ‘Digitalization in Oil and Gas – Thematic Research’, covers how digital technologies can deliver actionable…

The core challenges of implementing AI-based machine vision solutions

This piece from EBV answers the question: when prototyping machine vision applications, what are some of the factors that developers must keep in mind to deploy the right systems? A machine vision (MV) function adds the ability for a system…

Propelling a smarter path to industry 4.0 – Axiomtek’s eBOX671A

Axiomtek has announced the eBOX671A, its fanless embedded system powered by the high-performance Intel Xeon, 10th generation Intel Core i9/i7/i5/i3 or Celeron processor (code name: Comet Lake-S) with the Intel W480E chipset. With its IP40-rated heavy-duty aluminum extrusion and steel case,…

Virtual factory and showroom tours provide access to manufacturing practices

Mitsubishi Electric is opening up access to its factory automation sites and showrooms through virtual tours with the aim of overcoming the restrictions on in-person visits caused by the pandemic. The tours are open to everyone visiting its FA website.…

Defining major ‘Internet of Things’ concepts

The term ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) is itself ubiquitous to the point of being hard to define, and accordingly, the countless subsets of the term are likewise often ambiguous and used differently from person to person. This article by IoT…

Imaging Development Systems’ online event on image processing in agriculture

Image processing can be used to accelerate, control and optimise processes. When artificial intelligence comes into play, the range of applications becomes even wider. This is especially true for agriculture and the food industry, as highly varying objects and processes…

IoT and the future of smart factories

Across manufacturing, businesses are trying to realise the future of factories through digital transformation. Whether a company is just starting out their journey or is further along, they are all looking ahead to the potential possibilities of the smart factory:…