Hannover Messe

By Karen Lewis on May 3, 2017

Digital transformation and the adoption of cognitive manufacturing

An emerging group of manufacturers is integrating analytics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cognitive computing with production to increase flexibility, speed and quality. Adopters of cognitive manufacturing are both moving aggressively to implement new technologies, and importantly, using a strategy to guide their efforts. Many organizations are experiencing a cognitive transformation now. According to […]

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By Karen Lewis on May 2, 2017

Adaptive robots with Watson IoT and KUKA

Improve manufacturing operations and processes with adaptive robotics Intelligent assets and equipment utilize connected sensors, analytics, and cognitive capabilities to sense, communicate and self-diagnose issues in order to optimize performance and reduce unnecessary downtime. Combining and analyzing disparate information from workflows, context, process, and environment, organizations can improve quality and optimize operations. At the Hannover […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 27, 2017

Digital Twin with Watson IoT

Here in the IBM Booth at Hannover Messe, we had a few minutes to speak to Matthias Falk from IBM Watson IoT about Digital Twin. IBM Digital Twin uses Watson IoT to marry the physical and digital worlds by bringing together various ‘digital threads’ and data streams that can be tailored to the needs of […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 27, 2017

Cognitive energy with Woodside

Woodside, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas company, is scaling the knowledge of engineers working in control rooms 70 miles offshore. Recognized globally for their success in oil exploration, development, production and supply, this 62-year-old organization has been breaking ground for years, and not just with their drilling rigs. The strategy behind Woodside’s success is in […]

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By Ryan Boyles on April 26, 2017

Designing for success: Start with who, not what

In between the many different discussions going on in and around the IBM Booth this week at Hannover Messe, I caught up with Marcel Baron, from the IBM Global Electronics Center of Competency.  Marcel is a Senior Managing Consultant focused on Digital Strategy and Design Interactive Experience. It is Marcel who designed several of the […]

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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

How to nurse a sick robot back to health

How do you know when a robot is feeling under the weather? You can’t tell when a robot is not well just by looking at it – you need to use data to help understand what’s happening. Today, for example, if I imagine all the robots on the floor at Hannover Messe are on an […]

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By Karen Lewis on April 25, 2017

IBM brings cognition to the factory floor

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 […]

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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 Karen Lewis on April 24, 2017

Tech Mahindra: Improving shop floor traceability with CATS

Hannover Messe is massive! This year, seven international leading trade fairs will happen at the Messe, covering a wide range of themes and exhibits – R&D, industrial automation and IT, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as energy and environmental technology. In Hall 7, Booth C18, we caught up with the Tech Mahindra […]

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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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