By Harriet Green on April 25, 2017

Harriet Green, Hannover Fair: Perspectives on industry 4.0

What is Cognitive Manufacturing? Cognitive Manufacturing (or industry 4.0) is what happens when we combine sensors, robotics, and data capture of the fourth industrial revolution with the machine learning and advanced data analytics of Watson. It’s what happens when we move beyond current connected systems that simply gather data, to industrial machines that use data […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 25, 2017

ABB and IBM partner in industrial artificial intelligence solutions

Today at Hannover Messe 2017, ABB and IBM announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB AbilityTM, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure using artificial intelligence. The new suite of breakthrough solutions aims to help organizations […]

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By Dan Bigos on April 25, 2017

The increasingly pervasive role of digital in manufacturing

Hannover Messe has everything – supplies, parts, tools, machinery, software, communications, financing, services, and all the professional experience and expertise one would need to create the ideal manufacturing environment to rapidly transform concept into product. The event is simultaneously overwhelming and inspiring. While the main focus of the event is “things” (as it has always […]

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By Dan Bigos on April 20, 2017

Predictive maintenance is just one of IBM’s IoT for Manufacturing strengths

Many companies make a claim to the predictive maintenance market. Many more than you might imagine. In fact, IoT Analytics in its Predictive Maintenance Market Report 2017-22 has identified at least 110 technology firms that have worked on predictive maintenance implementations. These firms address various parts of the overall predictive maintenance solution – condition monitoring […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 20, 2017

Four high-value use cases for cognitive manufacturing

Using cognitive to activate the next generation of production success Cognitive computing represents an emerging technology that increases productivity, yield and quality while continuously learning, improving employee actions, processes and outcomes. When combined with manufacturing technologies, it results in cognitive manufacturing. It unites millions of data points into a source that discovers patterns and answers […]

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By Joanna Rotter on April 18, 2017

How farm equipment manufacturers are using data to inform field service and improve results for farmers

AEM Senior VP of Agriculture, Charlie O’Brien, explains today’s farm equipment manufacturing trends and how manufacturers can use data to inform field service and drive customer satisfaction. “It used to be all about the iron. Now it’s all about the data,” said Charlie O’Brien, of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), during our recent conversation about […]

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By Vijay Sankaran on March 29, 2017

Visual inspection for improved quality in manufacturing

The challenges of quality inspection in manufacturing Manufacturing operations strive to deliver the highest quality during every stage of the production or assembly process. Over half of these quality checks involve visual confirmation to ensure the parts are in the correct locations, have the right shape or color or texture, and are free from any […]

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By Jiani Zhang on March 17, 2017

Cognitive manufacturing & Industry 4.0

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’ […]

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By Steve Shoaf on March 14, 2017

Navigating engineering complexities with the Industrial Internet of Things

I’ve heard that purchasing an extended warranty might be a waste of money. True? Well, on the one hand, it’s a good deal. Today’s products have more embedded software, delivering more functionality, driving complexity skyward. A single software bug could shut down your car, or HVAC system, or refrigerator. And the number of components and […]

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By Matt Bellias on March 14, 2017

The evolution of maintenance

The science of maintenance is on the cusp of a transformation.  The Internet of Things, combined with advancements in edge computing and analytics, is poised to usher in an era of what is referred to as “prescriptive maintenance”. But for many companies’ operations and maintenance teams, daily maintenance tasks feel like a grind.  It’s critical […]

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By Dan Bigos on March 8, 2017

From reactive to proactive quality management with IoT

In 9 ways the IoT is Redefining Manufacturing, Brian Buntz succinctly enumerates examples of companies who are implementing or benefiting from IoT capabilities. Each example shows how IoT is reshaping or redefining industry practices. One example of particular interest is Proactive Quality Assurance, enabled by placement of sensing and measuring devices in critical areas throughout […]

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By Jen Clark on February 16, 2017

Manufacturing: transforming technologies, methods and models with Industrie 4.0

Jesus Mantas, General Manager, IBM Cognitive Process Transformation Consulting led today’s session on Manufacturing at the Genius of Things summit in Munich. Jesus Mantas opens the Manufacturing segment of the Genius of Things Summit He was joined by Dr. Yung-Chang Tan, Director Automation Technology Development at Foxconn, and Dr. Bernhard Heiming, Group Manager (Electronics) at […]

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