At the Heart of Smart Manufacturing (Nov. 13-19)Engineering360 News Desk | October 11, 2022
Digitalization and automation are changing the very nature of manufacturing. Unprecedented transparency into machine health and factory productivity, linked with powerful data analytics or artificial intelligence, and game-changing robots, and is creating new efficiencies throughout the entire manufacturing value chain.
"Disruptive" is an understatement.
This is in turn creating myriad challenges and questions for engineers and executives alike. Among them: How do we know which machines and parameters to monitor? What technologies do we need to support this? How do we create meaning from the immense amount of data created? What do robots mean for the human workforce?
Rockwell Automation has been at the forefront of the smart manufacturing revolution. They're not just advising manufacturers - they are innovating new solutions and concepts to bring even more manufacturers into the next era of productivity.
On November 16 and 17, Rockwell gathers the pre-eminent minds and engineers in the industry to collaborate and learn from each other at Automation Fair.
If you can't be there, then be here, and let the editors at Engineering360 bring the enlightenment to you.
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From the archives
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- (2016) I, Cobot: Standardizing Safety in Collaborative Robots
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Device Level Ring within a Converged Plantwide Ethernet Architecture: A single scalable architecture, using open EtherNet/IP™ standard networking technologies, is paramount to enable the Industrial Internet of Things for achieving the flexibility, visibility and...
Getting Ahead of Unplanned Downtime with Predictive Analytics: Unplanned downtime is a difficult challenge to address. The good news is that a majority of unplanned downtime in this situation can be mitigated. How? Predictive maintenance capabilities are just one...
Network Security Within a Converged Plantwide Ethernet Architecture: A single scalable architecture, using open EtherNet/IP™ standard networking technologies, is paramount to enable the Industrial Internet of Things for achieving the flexibility, visibility and...
The Industry 4.0 Effect
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