smart factories

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


Bring the benefit of IoT to older manufacturing equipment

Written by Dan Bigos | December 3, 2016 | Manufacturing

A recent Wall Street Journal article, ‘How U.S. Manufacturing Is About to Get Smarter,’ contrasts the promise of the IoT with the reality faced by many manufacturing organizations. The ability to realize IoT benefits varies by industry and age of equipment. With recently acquired, already-instrumented equipment and hi-tech manufacturing, you’re likely already realizing the benefits. For ...read more


IoT edge analytics is transforming manufacturing

Written by Ron Wallace | November 3, 2016 | Manufacturing

In manufacturing the Internet of Things (IoT) is not an entirely new concept. Most production facilities have had process control systems, SCADA data and historians for decades. However, with the advent of Industry 4.0 and advances in IoT, the next wave of productivity is coming. In fact, according to a McKinsey report, IoT has the ...read more