Factories

Your ready-made ecosystem for predictive maintenance

Written by Rebecca Sendel | August 8, 2019 | Asset Management, Factories, News / Press release

To address these problems of complexity, Arrow is teaming up with IBM® to develop IoT solutions. Arrow brings the hardware and connectivity to the table, as well as our ecosystem of SI and OT Business Partners. IBM brings the software to the table, and together we reduce the complexity of IoT. ...read more


Why move from condition monitoring to predictive maintenance? – Part 1

Written by Dan Yarmoluk and Craig Truempi | March 15, 2019 | Asset Management, Events, Factories...

Has your organization adopted condition-based or predictive maintenance?  The addition of these maintenance strategies for legacy or aftermarket industrial pumps and equipment is touted today as a significant source of return on investment (ROI) for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Yet, for many people, predictive maintenance is a new term. Many also confuse predictive ...read more


Smart, connected fabric: how AI, IoT and Mitsufuji create safer working environments

Written by Brian Massey | November 19, 2018 | Factories, Manufacturing, Platform...

How can you keep your company relevant and vital in today’s connected world? Can you leverage technology and analytics to advance overall safety for employees? When do you use IoT technology to gain insights into employee’s activities in near real time? How do you provide notifications and preventative measures for their safety? These are questions ...read more


Do you have the needed data around yield, throughput, and quality to make sound operational decisions?

Written by Chris O'Connor | October 2, 2018 | Factories, Manufacturing

Here is a bold idea – your machines, your connected systems, your factories all diagnosing themselves and predicting needs before they affect production. What do you think when you read that? Are you thinking early and accurate identification of defects, improved production, optimized throughput, less waste and no product recalls? You should. Because that is what ...read more


IBM brings cognition to the factory floor

Written by Karen Lewis | April 25, 2017 | Events, Factories, Manufacturing

According to Business Insider Intelligence, the growth of the installed base of manufacturing IoT devices will expand to 923 million in 2020 – that’s 3x growth from 237 million in 2015. When faced with exponential growth and demand, the quality versus quantity conundrum is an unavoidable topic of conversation. Here’s why – manufacturing IoT devices ...read more


Robots and Node-RED: Rapanui, the eco-friendly clothing factory

Written by Dr Lucy Rogers | April 5, 2017 | Blog, Factories

Rapanui, an award winning fashion brand uses Node-RED, MQTT and Raspberry Pi computers to make ethical and eco-friendly bespoke products at high street prices – no guilt tax involved. One of the services that Rapanui Clothing Limited provides is T-shirt printing. They use open source technology to help reduce the batch size of their T-shirt ...read more


Transforming engineering and product development with IoT

Written by Zach Jory | March 18, 2017 | Automotive, Buildings, Factories

As the Internet of Things becomes pervasive, engineering organizations are exploring the possibilities of IoT and figuring out how to implement in a way that drives tremendous business impact. Products have moved beyond mechanical and electrical components to include complex combinations of hardware, sensors, data storage, microprocessors and software—as well as ubiquitous connectivity. While this ...read more


Cognitive manufacturing & Industry 4.0

Written by Jiani Zhang | March 17, 2017 | Factories, Manufacturing

Talk to any manufacturing executive and odds are they have heard of Industry 4.0. Originally coined in Germany through a technology project to computerize manufacturing, Industry 4.0 has now launched into a worldwide initiative to transform this sector. Japan and China have even coined their own ‘Industrial Value Chain Initiative’ and ‘Made in China 2025’ ...read more


A framework for Industry 4.0

Written by Scott Stockwell | February 10, 2017 | Blog, Factories, Manufacturing

We’re surrounded by more and more connected devices we’re calling the Internet of Things. We can turn our heating on from our phones on the commute home. Pegs can tell us when to bring the washing in so it doesn’t get wet. Cars know the hazards  ahead and warn us before we get there so ...read more


The Internet of Things: the next economic revolution

Written by Liza Cooper | February 8, 2017 | Factories, Infographic, Manufacturing

The industrial Internet of Things The Internet of Things is beginning to permeate every facet of our world and take hold in all major industries. The introduction of IoT technologies into manufacturing and large, industrial scale machinery, is fostering a new economy nurtured by these technologies. The Industrial IoT enables machines to communicate with one ...read more


What is industry 4.0?

Written by Jen Clark | October 12, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Factories...

Industry 4.0: IoT does smart manufacturing Industry 4.0 manufacturing is all about the increasing connectivity of smaller and smaller components. It uses the data collected by physical things, either built products out in the real world, or components within a machine on the production line, to impact how these things themselves are manufactured. The more ...read more


IBM and Schaeffler announce partnership for digital transformation

Written by Scott Stockwell | October 3, 2016 | Automotive, Blog, Factories...

German industrial giant Schaeffler, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of precision-engineered parts that keep the world moving, has entered a multi-year strategic partnership with IBM to supercharge its entire operations with Watson’s cognitive intelligence. Using IBM’s cloud and Watson IoT technologies, Schaeffler will connect and transform every aspect of its business from its supply ...read more