Call for Applications: 2019 Pitching Den Competition

Pitching Den invites high-growth early-stage startups from all over the world to pitch their innovative business solutions to a well-rounded panel of venture capitalists, angel investors and business development experts, and to compete for investment, maximum media exposure and networking opportunities with enablers and sponsors.
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Methyl Cellulose Industry 2019: Global Market Strategy, Trends, Outlook, Size, Share, Demand, Development Analysis and Forecast 2025

Worldwide Methyl Cellulose Industry 2019 Market Research Report explores an in-depth insight of Methyl Cellulose Market covering all important parameters including market trends, challenges, opportunities, key manufacturers and competitive analysis. Methyl Cellulose Market report includes historic data, Future Growth, and this factor which is valuable & supportive to the business. It gives the top to bottom analysis of market Size, Share, Opportunity, analysis and forecast to 2025. It vast repository provides analytical overview of market that will help to new and existing players to take important decision.

Blockchain Technology Implementation in Logistics

This paper researches decentralized data storage represented by blockchain technology and the possibility of its development in sustainable logistics and supply chain management. Although the benefits of blockchain technology have been most widely researched in the financial sector, major challenges in logistics, such as order delay, damage to goods, errors, and multiple data entry can also be minimized by introducing blockchain technology.

Frost & Sullivan Experts Disclose Future Business Opportunities in a Mainstream Drone Delivery Market

With the number of delivery drones in the global eCommerce industry alone expected to increase to 2.2 million units by 2025, there will be a surge in the demand for drone servicing, repair, and maintenance. Drone delivery trials are being conducted in at least 15 countries, including Australia, the US, the UK, Canada, Japan, and Switzerland by specialized companies such as Flirtey, Flytrex, and Zipline, as well as cross-industry companies such as Amazon, Alphabet, Alibaba, JD.com, Airbus, and UPS. The entry of majors from other industries is a huge boost to the market, as they are able to leverage their expertise in technology, eCommerce, aviation, and logistics to accelerate the commercialization process.

A UAV and Blockchain-Based System for Industry 4.0 Inventory and Traceability Applications

Industry 4.0 has paved the way for a world where smart factories will automate and upgrade many processes through the use of some of the latest emerging technologies. One such technology is Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), which have evolved a great deal in the last several years in terms of technology (e.g., control units, sensors, UAV frames) and have reduced significantly their cost. UAVs can help industry in automatable and tedious tasks, like the ones performed on a regular basis for determining the inventory and for preserving the traceability of certain items.

Enabling Technologies for Operator 4.0: A Survey

The fast development of smart sensors and wearable devices has provided the opportunity to develop intelligent operator workspaces. The resultant Human-Cyber-Physical Systems (H-CPS) integrate the operators into flexible and multi-purpose manufacturing processes.

Internet of Nano-Things, Things and Everything: Future Growth Trends

The current statuses and future promises of the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Everything (IoE) and Internet of Nano-Things (IoNT) are extensively reviewed and a summarized survey is presented. The analysis clearly distinguishes between IoT and IoE, which are wrongly considered to be the same by many commentators.

From Industry 4.0 to Agriculture 4.0: A Framework to Manage Product Data in Agri-Food Supply Chain for Voluntary Traceability

Agri-food value chain involves various stakeholders with different roles. All of them abide by national and international rules and leverage marketing strategies to advance their products. Food products and related processing phases carry with it a big mole of data that are often not used to inform final customer. Some data, if fittingly identified and used, can enhance the single company, and/or the all supply chain creates a math between marketing techniques and voluntary traceability strategies.

Vision-Based Apple Classification for Smart Manufacturing

In this paper, an accurate data capture approach based on a vision sensor is proposed. Three image recognition methods are studied to determine the best vision-based classification technique, namely Bag of Words (BOW), Spatial Pyramid Matching (SPM) and Convolutional Neural Network (CNN).

Benefits for Queensland of the new robot economy

A new independent report predicts the uptake of robotics and automation could boost Queensland’s economic growth by 1 to 2 per cent each year over the next decade, adding between $37.4 billion and $117.5 billion to Gross State Product (GSP).

Performance Analysis of IoT-Based Sensor, Big Data Processing, and Machine Learning Model for Real-Time Monitoring System in Automotive Manufacturing

Current technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT)-based sensors can be considered a solution to provide efficient monitoring of the manufacturing process. In this study, a real-time monitoring system that utilizes IoT-based sensors, big data processing, and a hybrid prediction model is proposed.

Information systems: Characteristics of an IIoT concept implementation at a fish processing enterprise

In this article the features of the information system development are presented, including SOA telecommunications that allow the remote access and control of the ongoing technological process with mobile devices. The capacity of the developed system is shown. The realization of the data exchange between developed telecommunications is highlighted.

Bosch survey: Germans believe artificial intelligence will bring great benefits to mobility and manufacturing

Whether at home, in traffic, or at work, artificial intelligence (AI) is going to transform the world. It’s a future that is not so distant. Smartphones already come with smart voice-controlled assistants, and physicians are using AI to diagnose conditions.

Smart Manufacturing is a Key Driver towards a USD 5 Trillion-dollar Indian Economy

A globally competitive Indian manufacturing sector will be a key enabler in achieving the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of a USD 5 trillion-dollar economy by 2025.

EU's Call for Proposals: Digital technologies for improved performance in cognitive production plants

Proposals need to develop new technologies to realise cognitive production plants, with improved efficiency and sustainability, by use of smart and networked sensor technologies, intelligent handling and online evaluation of various forms of data streams as well as new methods for self-organizing processes and process chains.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: Cost effective and rapid deployment of mobile robots in manufacturing

L4MS is launching an Open Call for Application Experiments (AEs) to validate the cost effective and rapid deployment of mobile robots in manufacturing SMEs and MidCaps through virtualization. The experiments will help to confirm if the platform really contributes to reduction of the installation, deployment and configuration by a factor of 10. The AEs will be conducted by using OPIL integration platform and 3D simulator, for which free licenses and complete guidance will be offered by L4MS.
Applications are closed

Call for collaborative projects: IoT4Industry - Application of IoT technologies in the manufacturing environment

The IoT4Industry project seeks to support EU growth and competitiveness through the development of a new cross-sectoral industrial value chain based on the integration and use of IoT and related components (sensors, chips, electronics component, communication networks, cloud computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, digital security, etc.) into manufacturing tools, machines and robots, industrial processes, factories environment, supply chain integration, intra logistics & logistics 4.0 product life cycle, smart packaging, etc.
Applications are closed

Opportunistic and Location-Based Collaboration Architecture among Mobile Assets and Fixed Manufacturing Processes

We propose the opportunistic and location-based collaboration architecture (OLCA) platform, which allows for smart devices to be attached to workers, products, and facilities to enable the collaboration of location and event information in devices.

EU Call for Proposals: Apply emerging breakthrough technologies to improve existing value chains

Adapt, and when needed, further develop innovative technologies for integration into an existing bio-based value chain to improve its performance in terms of efficiency, yield, cost and/or sustainability. Proposals should describe the current bottleneck(s) and how the introduction of the new technological solutions could help enhance the technical performance and bring down costs, and/or reduce the environmental footprint.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Participation: The EIT Digital Challenge 2018 for European deep tech Startups

Fast-growing startups that already have customers, so called scaleups, are invited to enter their successful technology products in one of the following five categories: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Infrastructure and Digital Finance.
Applications are closed
a year ago

MIDIH Call for Proposals: E4 Topic - Integrating CPS / IOT factory logistics technologies in Warehouse management experimental facilities

CPS/IoT play a fundamental role in the factory internal logistics: innovative IT applications need to be developed specifically for planning, scheduling and monitoring raw materials and finite products inside the production system.
Applications are closed
a year ago

MIDIH Call for Proposals: E2 Topic - Integrating CPS / IOT factory automation technologies in Robotics experimental facilities

The E2 topic looks for CPS/IOT data-driven experiments for sensor data collection, data analytics, and machine learning for the implementation of factory automation technologies supported by robotics which must use MIDIH reference architectures and reference implementations and the MIDIH Data Infrastructures.
Applications are closed
a year ago

MIDIH Call for Proposals: T3 Topic - Advanced applications of AR / VR Technologies for Remote Training / Maintenance Operations (Smart Product and Smart Factory)

In a Smart Factory scenarios, production systems, machineries, robots, warehouses, AGVs need to be properly virtualised, while in a Smart Product scenarios, virtual models are needed for complex products such as airplanes, vessels, trucks.
Applications are closed
a year ago

MIDIH Call for Proposals: T2 Topic - Smart Factory Digital Twin Models Alignment and validation via Edge Clouds Distributed Architectures

The T2 topic looks for factory-oriented Digital Twin IT experiments, which are using the MIDIH "edge / fog" computing architecture and reference implementations and the MIDIH Didactic Factories in Milano and Bilbao. Candidates are required to provide advanced Factory digital models and to deploy them onto the MIDIH edge/fog framework available in our two didactic factories.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Groupe PSA to show its Plant of the Future at the Global Industrie Exhibition

Its vision of the plant of the future projects Groupe PSA into a new growth model designed to address four key challenges.
a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Predictive maintenance models for industrial robots in body shop

The robots have different applications, such as material handling, spot and stud welding, adhesive dispensing and high resolution inline measurement. The model will be created with the data provided from the robot.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Thermal power plant smart management

The expected results are oriented to environmental impacts that can be attained thanks to the use of big data technologies in the production plant.
Applications are closed
a year ago

How Data Will Transform Industrial Processes: Crowdsensing, Crowdsourcing and Big Data as Pillars of Industry 4.0

This paper presents the main aspects related to Industry 4.0, the technologies that will enable this revolution, and the main application domains that will be affected by it. The effects that the introduction of Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), crowdsensing, crowdsourcing, cloud computing and big data will have on industrial processes will be discussed.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Cybersecurity in the Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES): an armour against cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches

The proposals should demonstrate how the actual EPES can be made resilient to growing and more sophisticated cyber and privacy attacks and data breaches (including personal data breaches) taking into account the developments of the grid towards a decentralised architecture and involving all stakeholders.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for SMEs

Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) enable parties who are geographically distant or have no particular trust in each other to interact and exchange value and information on a peer-to-peer basis with fewer to non-existent central intermediaries. Beyond well-known applications in the financial sector, new developments are emerging in other fields.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Big Data Processing and Analytics Platform Architecture for Process Industry Factories

This paper describes the architecture of a cross-sectorial Big Data platform for the process industry domain. The main objective was to design a scalable analytical platform that will support the collection, storage and processing of data from multiple industry domains.
a year ago

Science, Research and Innovation Performance of the European Union report 2018

The 2018 edition shows that Europe has a unique opportunity to lead the next wave of breakthrough innovation in areas where digital technology meets the physical world. These areas touch all sectors of the economy and society and include among others: digital manufacturing, genomics, artificial intelligence and the internet of things.
a year ago

CPS-Based Smart Warehouse for Industry 4.0: A Survey of the Underlying Technologies

This paper discusses how the state-of-the-art techniques in cyber-physical systems facilitate building smart warehouses to achieve the promising vision of industry 4.0. We focus on four significant issues when applying CPS techniques in smart warehouses.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Virtual product development and production of all types of electrified vehicles and components

The challenge will be that next generation virtual product engineering and manufacturing tools become fully integrated and adaptable across the entire value chain of electrified vehicles including production, operation and maintenance in accordance with the principles of Industry 4.0.
Applications are closed
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories

Advances are needed in digital manufacturing platforms that integrate different technologies, make data from the shop floor and the supply network easily accessible, and allow for complementary applications. The challenge is to fully exploit new concepts and technologies that allow manufacturing companies (especially mid-caps and SMEs) to fulfil the demands from changing supply and value networks.
Applications are closed
a year ago

European Space Agency's Call for Proposals: Industry 4.0 and High Value Manufacturing Kick-Start Activities

The purpose of the connected factory is to connect, control and monitor virtually anything to drive productivity and profitability. Connecting the whole value chain from resource to customer and evolving towards a circular model is what enables the ‘connected factory’.
Applications are closed
a year ago

European Space Agency's Call for Proposals: Space-Based Services for Smart Airports

The objective of the feasibility study is to identifyand characterize space based services in the smart airports domain; to carry out an analysis of their technical feasibility and viability, make a selection of the most promising ones and propose a roadmap for future implementation.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Artificial intelligence, cloud manufacturing, cyber-physical systems, and smart sensors among technologies that will drive factories of the future

With cyber-physical system advancements transforming the manufacturing sector, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will create a high impact in the near future. The whole concept is advancing in terms of functionalities and user-friendly software solutions, enabling multiple applications to serve the rapidly changing demands of end users in diverse industries.
a year ago

OurCrowd Launches $100 million Cognitiv Fund specialized in Artificial Intelligence, Deep-learning, IoT, Robotics and Digital manufacturing

OurCrowd announced the launch of Cognitiv, a specialized $100 million global fund focused on early-stage companies that leverage AI, deep-learning, IoT, robotics and digital manufacturing to become tomorrow’s category leaders.
a year ago

Fourth Industrial Revolution Technologies Are Transforming Healthcare

People will live to the age of 140 within a few decades, hospitals will be transformed into mere casualty rooms as patient self-management of health becomes the norm, 5G-connected ambulances will save millions of lives by accessing digitized trauma data and performing procedures in transit.
a year ago

COLROBOT: Collaborative Robotics solutions enabling Robot to interact with workers for safer and better work places

ColRobot aims to integrate a number of sensing systems and machine learning based software into two fully functional collaborative robotic systems, namely a robotic arm and mobile manipulator.
a year ago

Thailand's Robotics and Automation Industry moves forward

On the road towards an advanced economy under the Thailand 4.0 model, the public and private sectors have been making concerted efforts to accelerate the growth and development of the robotics and automation industries and technologies. These efforts focus on human resources development, knowledge enhancement, information sharing and industrial support networks in tandem with tax and non-tax incentives provided through the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI).
a year ago

Industry 4.0 Market Will Reach $214 Billion by 2023

Governments and private companies are adopting technologies of the 4th industrial revolution to resuscitate manufacturing and create R&D and management jobs in their home countries. The 4th Industrial revolution is set to swiftly alter the competitiveness of nearly all industrial sectors across the world, as well as change long-held dynamics in commerce and global economic balance of power.
a year ago

Robot-based transport eases and optimises SEAT factory workers’ jobs and reduces production time by 25%

The 4th industrial revolution enables workers to control processes to optimise decision-making and let these collaborative robots perform the most physical and repetitive tasks.
a year ago

Chinese Commercial Giant Suning Reveals Future of Smart Retail

The Third-time Transformation of Retail' charts retail's evolution from bricks-and-mortar to E-commerce and now Smart Retail. It forecasts how the linear model of make-sell-consume will be superseded by one of experience-buy-make, seeing applied technology innovations including Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and online-to-offline (O2O) omni-channels becoming ubiquitous.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: A Digital 'plug and produce' Online Equipment Platform for Manufacturing

The platform should facilitate B2B transactions and host associated services in the form of digital product models allowing users to simulate (e.g. digitally test) the capabilities of the equipment on offer and its compliance to standards. This will ultimately boost product quality, transparency and usability based on Return on Experience.
Applications are closed
a year ago

The impact of modern technology on changing marketing actions in organizations. Marketing 4.0

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the key challenges generated by technological innovations and to identify the opportunities for marketing in light of the new communication and information technologies so that quantifiable benefits can be gained.
a year ago

Smart Data – The stuff innovations are made of

Digital data play an essential role in the design, planning and control of industrial processes. As well as being needed as input, data are also generated and output in large quantities and can be utilized to develop new products, services, and business models. Fraunhofer collaborates with numerous companies in projects to develop concepts and methods that will enable the digital treasure trove to be utilized in a secure environment, thereby extracting more added value from industrial processes.
a year ago

Call for Applications: Smart Logistics Challenge

In this Smart Logistics Challenge, the European Materials Handling Federation (FEM) is challenging you to re-think how companies can best make use of Logistics 4.0 to meet the emerging demands of the future.
Applications are closed
a year ago

The Role of Big Data to Facilitate Redistributed Manufacturing Using a Co-creation Lens: Patterns from Consumer Goods

In this paper, we investigate whether and how big data can facilitate redistributed manufacturing in consumer goods industries. The research sheds light on how businesses are starting to redistribute their functions among various stakeholders including consumers and co-creating value.
a year ago

Industry 4.0, Global Value Chains and International Business

The paper aims to provide an assessment of how the widespread adoption of new digital technologies (i.e. the internet of things, big data and analytics, robotic systems, and additive manufacturing) might affect the location and organisation of activities within global value chains (GVCs).
a year ago

ASEAN 4.0: What does the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for Regional Economic Integration?

The paper discusses the huge benefits these technologies will bring, such as empowering SMEs and creating new ways to connect citizens to healthcare. Equally, it will bring tremendous challenges, such as deep disruption to jobs as AI and advanced robotics undermine both manufacturing and services jobs. The region will need a new approach to policy and governance to help it navigate these technologies, which do not recognize national borders.
a year ago

Augmented Reality Smart Glasses in the Smart Factory: Product Evaluation Guidelines and Review of Available Products

Augmented reality smart glasses (ARSG) are increasingly popular and have been identified as a vital technology supporting shop-floor operators in the smart factories of the future. By improving our knowledge of how to efficiently evaluate and select ARSG for the shop-floor context, this paper aims to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of ARSG by the manufacturing industry.
a year ago

Italtel introduces Open Innovation Program with focus on the Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain and Cybersecurity Technologies

Italtel has launched an Open Innovation program, which will see it collaborate with start-ups and new businesses to leverage emerging technologies for applications such as Industry 4.0, Smart Cities and Digital Healthcare.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Spare parts go digital: a boost for the Industrial Spare Parts Business

Five percent of spare parts could currently be stored in digital warehouses. This would make parts more quickly and easily available, while creating considerable cost savings. Digitalisation will also enable individual customisation and an increase in the intelligence of parts.
a year ago

Matsui MFG and DOCOMO launches a proof-of-concept demonstration of Mobile-Connected IoT Platform for Plastic-Molding Manufacturing

The solution will incorporate the use of a mobile-connected mold-temperature controller, built specially for the demonstration, at a plastic molding factory in Indonesia. The controller collects data via sensors and then communicates the data via a mobile network for real-time visualization and analysis. IoT-dedicated software will connect the sensors to a public cloud via a mobile network, or potentially a low-power wireless access (LWPA) system.
a year ago

Robotics and Automation: Reshaping Economy on Thailand 4.0 journey

As the world's second-largest global producer and exporter of hard-disk drives and the world's sixth-largest commercial vehicle producer, Thailand has been using robotics and automation technology. With continuous adoption of such technology, it is now time for Thailand to go for more advanced technology to support the transformation of its economy under the Thailand 4.0 model.
a year ago

Reply Launches Comprehensive Industrie 4.0 Solutions for Flexible and Connected Manufacturing

Reply has developed a Manufacturing and Logistics approach to Industrie 4.0, choreographing key technologies to provide the required flexibility, simplicity, connectedness, smartness, autonomy and openness for new generation of Manufacturing.
a year ago

Fujitsu signs MoU with ARTC to jointly develop Smart Manufacturing Solutions for Future Factories

Fujitsu and the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the pace of digital transformation for the Factory of the Future. The collaboration seeks to allow businesses of all sizes to tap the potential of smart manufacturing solutions.
a year ago

A Cyberphysical System Based Mass-Customization Approach with Integration of Industry 4.0 and Smart City

In this study, we propose a new approach for mass customization with the integration of smart retail and smart production. With removing the operators and actualizing the progress autonomously, it is aimed to reduce the waiting time of customers. Because less waiting time means that there are more mass-customization customers, and this is expected to increase the popularity of mass customization.
a year ago

Rockwell Automation Invests in Artificial Intelligence for Industrial Automation

Rockwell Automation announced its investment in The Hive, a Silicon Valley innovation fund and co-creation studio, to gain access to an ecosystem of innovators and technology start-ups with a focus on applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to industrial automation.
a year ago

GEODIS experiments Augmented Reality Solutions for its Logistics Operations in its Warehouse in Cologne, Germany

Equipped with data glasses, employees receive visual information into their visual field. This solution thus provides employees with all the information they need for order picking or loading. GEODIS has initially equipped twelve employees with this system.
a year ago

Integration of Digital Factory with Smart Factory Based on Internet of Things

Internet of things (IoT) in manufacturing can be defined as a future where every day physical objects in the shop floor, people and systems (things) are connected by the Internet to build services critical to the manufacturing. Smart factory is a way towards a factory-of-things, which is very much aligned with IoT.
a year ago

Accenture, JSR and NTT Begin Work on a Proof-of-Concept for a Smart Industrial Complex

The plan is to develop a ‘connected worker’ analytics platform leveraging smart sensors and wireless technology to automatically collect and analyze unstructured data, such as motion images and sound recordings from plant operation management and maintenance tasks performed by experienced workers at the Chiba Plant.
a year ago

IFR forecast: 1.7 million New Robots to Transform the World´s Factories by 2020

Robot adoption is a response to faster business cycles and the requirement to produce with greater flexibility tailored to customer demand in all manufacturing sectors. A new generation of industrial robots will pave the way for ever more flexible automation.
a year ago

A*STAR, Rolls-Royce and SAESL launch S$60 million Smart Manufacturing Joint Lab to develop Future of Manufacturing Technologies

The joint lab is a five-year collaboration programme between A*STAR, Rolls-Royce and SAESL. It will develop next-generation aerospace manufacturing, as well as Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities enabled by advanced processes, automation and digital technologies.
a year ago

Power Plants’ Digital Makeover Set to Reduce Operating Costs by 27%

The research reveals utility companies are investing in significant digital enhancements to coal and gas-fired energy generation to increase production efficiency and reduce their generation costs.
2 years ago

Changes in Technology and Trade Disrupting Manufacturing-Led Development

Smart automation, advanced robotics, 3-D printing and other advances being incorporated by global manufacturers of cars, electronics, apparel, consumer and other goods are shifting how countries and firms compete for production.
2 years ago

EU's Industrial Policy Strategy: Investing in a Smart, Innovative and Sustainable Industry

The renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy brings together all existing and new horizontal and sector-specific initiatives into a comprehensive industrial strategy. It also clarifies the tasks ahead for all actors involved and sets out the fora – an annual Industry Day, the first edition of which took place in February 2017, and a High Level Industrial Roundtable , that will allow in particular industry and civil society to steer industrial policy actions in the future.
2 years ago

Creating Customer Value for Product Service Systems by Incorporating Internet of Things Technology

This study proposes a six-step design method by extending visual mapping design methods for the PSSs that plan to apply IoT technologies. A new concept of “pseudo actors” that highlights the role of the objects incorporating IoT technology is introduced in plotting actors and system maps and a useful table is recommended to help evaluate alternatives of IoT technology application.
2 years ago

The Application of Virtual Reality systems as a support of Digital Manufacturing and Logistics

The article describes possibilities of use an applications of virtual reality software for modeling and simulation the production and logistics processes in enterprise in different aspects of product lifecycle management.
2 years ago

The future African workplace: The Use of Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing

This study provides valuable background on the international status of Cobot implementation and the possible impact on the African workforce. The study highlights the importance of building employee trust, providing the relevant training and addressing the fear of retrenchment among employees.
2 years ago

Frost & Sullivan: APAC Governments Harness IIoT to Expand Manufacturing Capabilities and Affirm Global Supply Chain Role

Governments in APAC are looking to IIoT as a viable way to create sustainable manufacturing growth, expand manufacturing capabilities, and affirm their role in the global supply chain. However, not all countries in APAC are ready for IIoT.
2 years ago

H2020 FAR-EDGE Project: Where Factory Automation meets Edge Computing and Blockchain Technology

At dawn of the Industry4.0 era, edge computing architectures for industrial automation provide compelling advantages for real-time actuation & control, as well as for data analytics close to the field. In this article, we introduce the FAR-EDGE project, a first of a kind research initiave that specifies and implements a novel, standards-based platform for factory automation, which combines the merits of edge computing with the scalability, reliability and security of blockchain technologies.
2 years ago

OIE pushes forward Measures to develop Robotics and Automation Industries in Thailand

Currently, the robotics and automation industries in Thailand are in need of development to accommodate the global changes, especially in terms of production. However, the OIE has confirmed that it will support all target groups that use the automation or robotics system, covering the agricultural, industrial and service sectors to increase their manufacturing capabilities and to develop the robotics and automation industries in unison.
2 years ago

New UNIDO report explores potential of Industry 4.0 to Accelerate Transition towards Sustainable Energy

Industry 4.0 promises improved methods of production and business models through new technologies, including automation, augmented reality, and the Internet of Things, which could accelerate the deployment of renewable energy in manufacturing, reduce carbon emissions, optimize energy use, and enhance productivity and cost savings.
2 years ago

Online Monitoring and Controlling Water Plant System Based on IoT Cloud Computing and Arduino

In this paper, we are focusing on the design of water system in real-time and on the continuous monitoring of water based on IoT cloud computing and Arduino microcontroller. Water system with proper control algorithm and continuous monitoring any place and any time makes a stable distribution so that, we can have a record of height of water in tanks and we can change the devices status in the plant.
2 years ago

Machine Learning in Manufacturing: Advantages, Challenges, and Applications

This paper presented an overview of available machine learning techniques and structuring this rather complicated area. A special focus is laid on the potential benefit, and examples of successful applications in a manufacturing environment.
2 years ago

Research Project by Bosch and partners makes Logistics fit for Connected Manufacturing

The platform ensures the best possible utilization of all transport channels. It generates freight orders that intelligently combine all the detailed data on the items and packaging materials. For material and transportation planners, the benefit is a recommended routing plan. They also receive all the information they need to be able to respond appropriately to disruptions.
2 years ago

EY Challenges open to Startups specialized in Digital Transformation

Startup that is capable of delivering for a budget that is relatively limited (possibly in the range of some thousands of euros) a digital model of production lines and/or factories.
2 years ago

Boeing Extends Use of Dassault Systèmes to Include 3DEXPERIENCE Platform for Manufacturing Operations Management and Product Lifecycle Management

Dassault Systèmes and Boeing have extended their partnership. Boeing will expand its deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ products across its commercial aviation, space and defense programs to include the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
2 years ago

Registration Opens for the third cycle of Dubai Future Accelerators

Dubai is calling on the world’s most innovative companies to help find solutions to key strategic challenges as registration opens for the third cycle of Dubai Future Accelerators, the world’s fastest growing business accelerators programme, which is run by Dubai Future Foundation.
2 years ago

Big Data Analytics for Smart Manufacturing: Case Studies in Semiconductor Manufacturing

The semiconductor manufacturing industry has been taking advantage of the big data and analytics evolution by improving existing capabilities such as fault detection, and supporting new capabilities such as predictive maintenance.
2 years ago

A Conceptual Study Towards Delivery of Consumable Materials to Aircraft Assembly Stations Performed by Mobile Robots Based on Industry 4.0 Principles

This paper aims to present a conceptual study that integrates mobile robots and communication systems developed for delivery of materials to workstations of aircraft assembly lines. In the interest of providing deliveries of material in heights, a concept of a customized UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) has been proposed herein in order to assist the labor needs related to logistics requirements.
2 years ago

The new Industrial Revolution: Manufacturing with 3D Printers and Polymer Materials in an Economy of Design, Innovation and Intellectual Property

In this paper, we analyze the function and applications of a 3D printer in the context of a modern economic landscape. While other papers delve into the topic of printers in which users can download 3D models from various websites and replicate them, they do so on a surface level.
a year ago

China stands at the Forefront of the Development of Internet of Things with the Rise of New Tech Giants

With the largest number of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connections in the world, China now stands at the forefront of the development of Internet of Things (IoT), witnessing the transformation of traditional businesses like manufacturing, transportation and energy as well as the rise of new tech giants.
2 years ago

Researchers Develop Guidelines for Implementation of Industry 4.0

The internet of things, artificial intelligence, networked production, smart homes, these are the magic words of digital transformation. While the big technology companies are already equipping their products and production with artificial intelligence, all parts of the chain of values added are to supply data in the future, German medium-sized companies are not succumbing to its spell.
2 years ago

Blockchain Ready Manufacturing Supply Chain using Distributed Ledger

The potential benefit of such technology in manufacturing supply chain is then discussed in this article and a vision for the future blockchain ready manufacturing supply chain is proposed. Manufacturing of cardboard boxes are used as an example to demonstrate how such technology can be used in a global supply chain network.
2 years ago

Smart Pipe System for a Shipyard 4.0

This article first conducts a thorough analysis of the shipyard environment. From this analysis, the essential hardware and software technical requirements are determined. Next, the concept of smart pipe is presented and defined as an object able to transmit signals periodically that allows for providing enhanced services in a shipyard. In order to build a smart pipe system, different technologies are selected and evaluated, concluding that passive and active RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) are currently the most appropriate technologies to create it.
2 years ago

Siemens Mobility Overcomes Time and Cost Barriers of Traditional Low Volume Production for German Rail Industry with Stratasys 3D Printing

Using a Stratasys Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer, Siemens Mobility is able to overcome the barriers of traditional low-volume production by 3D printing final tram parts in a matter of days compared to weeks with traditional methods, while also eradicating the need for costly tooling.
2 years ago

Huawei and GE Release Industrial Cloud-based Predictive Maintenance Solution

The new solution seamlessly integrates Huawei's Edge Computing IoT (EC-IoT) with GE's Industrial Internet cloud platform Predix to enable rapid end-to-end connectivity between industrial assets and cloud applications, allowing real-time machine health monitoring, data analysis and perception, and smart maintenance decision-making.
2 years ago

EuroCPS supports innovative SME and Midcap companies in the design of new Cyber Physical Systems

A total of € 9.2 million has been allocated to boost innovation in new market areas by providing technical expertise, coaching and access to advanced industrial CPS platforms. The objective is to quickly bring new actors up to speed in the fast paced development of “smart” products by facilitating access to the latest technologies and their implementation.
2 years ago

EIT Digital launches "Robot IoT Interface" activity

CEA will propose to Agileo to implement a gateway between the Isybot collaborative robot (born in 2016 from a CEA spin-off) and an Industrial cloud in order to develop a predictive maintenance service for the robot arm actuator.
2 years ago

ROHM and A*STAR’S IME to develop Artificial Intelligence Chip for Predictive Maintenance in Smart Factories

The chip is expected to enable more efficient prediction of machine failures by processing and analyzing data gathered by sensors in real-time, paving the way for greater asset productivity and lower overall maintenance costs.
2 years ago

Object-Oriented RFID with IoT: A Design Concept of Information Systems in Manufacturing

The objective of this research is to suggest a design concept which combines IoT and object‐oriented radio frequency identification (RFID). IoT technology is used for collecting, analyzing, and managing data, and an object‐oriented RFID system is used as a control process in manufacturing systems.
2 years ago

Industrial IoT Company Samsara Raises USD 40 million to expand R&D Investments and Accelerate Growth

Samsara's complete hardware-software platform combines data from sensors, GPS, cameras, and mobile apps in an integrated, cloud-based solution. Samsara's technology drives operational gains ranging from safety and regulatory compliance to lower operating cost and increased customer satisfaction.
2 years ago

New Technology still underused by businesses

‌The report highlights the potential effects of a wide range of technological developments in production, from the environmental impact of 3D printing, to autonomous digital systems and the latest advances in industrial biotechnology.
2 years ago

Design of Smart Factory Web Services Based on the Industrial Internet of Things

This paper presents the Smart Factory Web (SFW), which is based on the IIoT concept of improving factory-to-factory interoperability. The proposed SFW enables secure data and service integration in cross-site application scenarios as well as ‘plug & work’ functions for devices, machines, and data analytics software by applying industrial standards, Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture (OPC UA), and Automation Markup Language (AutomationML).
2 years ago

The Role of Industrial Robots in the Development of Automotive Industry in China

The use of robots in the world is continuously increasing year by year, so it is expected that about 414.000 robot units will be used in 2019. China is the first country in the world in the application of industrial robots, and is increasing the use every year, so that we can say that the annual trend in the application of robots in China is exponential by function.
2 years ago

Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States Emerging as Frontrunners in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Finland, Switzerland, Sweden, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United States are leading the world when it comes to generating economic impact from investments in information and communications technologies (ICT), according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2016.
3 years ago

Intrinsically Motivated Multi-Task Reinforcement Learning With Open-Source Explauto Library and Poppy Humanoid Robot

This demonstration presents an open-source hardware and software platform which allows non-roboticists researchers to conduct machine learning experiments to benchmark algorithms for autonomous exploration and active learning. In particular, in addition to showing the general properties of the platform such as its modularity and usability, it demonstrates the online functioning of a particular algorithm which allows efficient learning of multiple forward and inverse models and can leverage information from human guidance.
2 years ago

Robots, Industry 4.0 and Humans, or Why Assembly Work Is More than Routine Work

The detailed research results are presented in three steps: the first focuses on the role of the non-routine in core assembly tasks; the second discusses the important and increasing role played by interactive capabilities in assembly work to ensure high performance, quality, and a smooth material flow; and the third highlights the usually neglected role of assembly workers in processes of innovation and organizational learning.
2 years ago

First Application of Robot Teaching in an Existing Industry 4.0 Environment: Does It Really Work?

This article reports three case studies on the usability and acceptance of an industrial robotic prototype in the context of human-robot cooperation. The three case studies were conducted in the framework of a two-year project named AssistMe, which aims at developing different means of interaction for programming and using collaborative robots in a user-centered manner.
2 years ago

In the future, Products are Manufactured Decentralized – Towards a Digital Factory

The connecting technologies are undergoing a rapid development. A digital factory can be set up quickly if the conditions for doing business are good, and it can be turned into a profitable and useful unit.
2 years ago

Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Jumpstart Brings Thailand Closer to Become Key ASEAN Investment and Technology Hub

Aviation is among nine target industries being promoted in the three provinces in EEC area, in which key focuses are those involving high technology and extensive research and development, and crucial to the development of the country's infrastructure and logistics, and promotion of tourism destinations in the areas. Other target industries are Next-Generation Automotive, Smart Electronics, Eco-friendly Petrochemicals and Bio-Chemicals, Automation and Robotics, Medical Hub, Affluent, Medical & Wellness Tourism, Food for the Future and Digital industries.
2 years ago

The Ministry of Digital Economy moves forward Digital Park Thailand

Digital Economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj has let on that last week’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) meeting approved the set up of Digital Park Thailand within the corridor as way to support investment and development of digital technology. The digital ministry has been told to draft up all details of the project and its criteria for investment so that the process of attracting investors may begin. The details are to be presented at the next EEC meeting.
2 years ago

Monitoring and Controlling of Smart Equipments in Manufacturing Industry using IoT Applications

This paper describes the implementation of controlling physical parameters through IoT applications with GSM module. The ever increasing requirements for information being accessible at any time, from any place, regardless the type of remote device or planned operation, together with the need of complete control of a specific scenario or device has paved the way towards the next technological revolution: Internet of Things (IoT).
2 years ago

Autonomous Mobile Robots to automate the delivery of bulky and heavy loads in Warehouse and Logistics Centers

AMRs from Fetch Robotics work alongside warehouse workers safely and efficiently. They are packed with sensors and powerful onboard computers that help them to understand the operating environment. Rather than being restricted to fixed routes, the line of Freight AMRs can instead navigate dynamically using a map, allowing them to plan their own paths to travel quickly and efficiently anywhere they need to go. AMRs from Fetch are also smart enough to recognize and react to people, cars, forklifts, and other things in the warehouse.
2 years ago

Industry 4.0: Companies Worldwide Are Investing over $US 900 Billion per Year until 2020

A major focus of these investments will be on digital technologies like sensors or connectivity devices, and on software and applications like manufacturing execution systems. In addition, companies are investing in training employees and driving required organisational change.
3 years ago

Internet of Things and Supply Chains: A Framework for Identifying Opportunities for Improvement and Its Application

This study presents a theoretical framework to articulate the distinct ways in which the IoT can influence the management of supply chains. The use of this framework is illustrated by applying it to identify opportunities for improving two supply chains: the supply chain described in the famed “Beer Distribution Game” and a revised version of that supply chain.
2 years ago

Industry 4.0 and 3D Printing will spur unprecedented change in the Pump Services Market, Reportlinker

Convergence of sensors, machines, work pieces, and IT systems will enable fully integrated data and product flow across various parts of the connected ecosystem in the manufacturing and process industries.
3 years ago

Industry 4.0 and Environmental Accounting: a New Revolution?

The paper seeks to examine how, through environmental accounting, the broader context of corporate sustainability could be incorporated into the developing vision for Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution. An argument is developed that through engagement of the profession environmental accounting could be enhanced and could piggy-back at little extra cost on large actual and potential investments being made in Industry 4.0 infrastructure designed for digitisation of business.
2 years ago

Fujitsu and INESA Group Collaborate on Smart Manufacturing Project for "Made in China 2025"

In response to the rapid changes in corporate business models and the market environment, the government of China has set forth "Made in China 2025", which aims to combine cutting-edge ICT with manufacturing, shifting China from a manufacturing giant that mass-produces products to a manufacturing powerhouse that focuses on production quality.
2 years ago

Siemens Tomorrow’s Information Factories

Most products are already created in the virtual world as so-called “digital twins” of their real-world counterparts. But as this process evolves, much more than just an object’s geometric characteristics is being created this way. Its functional characteristics, such as expansion and contraction coefficients, and heat resistance, not to mention its security optimization, are already being tested and refined in the virtual world as well. What’s more, entire manufacturing processes are also on track to being developed, tested, and optimized this way.
2 years ago

Lectra’s Fashion 4.0 event looks ahead to Tomorrow’s Digital Future

With the widest functional scope on the market, the modular PLM solution acts as a connected, intelligent nerve center for today’s digital supply chain, from planning through design to production, ensuring a consistent flow of error-free data between processes, technologies and people, and providing companies with the agility to adapt to different business models and jump on trends quickly.
2 years ago

Together, BEL and CEA imagine the Food Plant of the Future as part of Three-year Strategic Partnership

Based on an open innovation approach, this collaborative work offers a true opportunity for the two players to develop innovative technologies capable of optimizing manufacturing processes, further enhancing Bel’s unique knowhow and ultimately leading to the construction of the food plant of the future.
2 years ago

Call for Applications dedicated to Plant 4.0 Startups

This international call for projects focuses on connected objects in industry in four areas: Acoustic detection of leaks or anomalies, Corrosion monitoring, Non-invasive flow measurement and Manual valve position displays.
Applications are closed
2 years ago

IBM Names Three Blockchain Adoption Principles Essential for Every CEO to Consider

To best derive value from blockchain technology, IBM recommends that enterprise adopters across supply chains and other key industries including financial services, retail, energy and others develop a close understanding of five key elements of the technology.
2 years ago

Taxonomies for Reasoning About Cyber-physical Attacks in IoT-based Manufacturing Systems

To understand potential dangers and protect manufacturing system safety, this paper presents two taxonomies: one for classifying cyber-physical attacks against manufacturing processes and another for quality control measures for counteracting these attacks. We systematically identify and classify possible cyber-physical attacks and connect the attacks with variations in manufacturing processes and quality control measures.
2 years ago

O2O - Based Agricultural Products Supply Chain Process Integration Optimization Based on Internet +

The O2O supply chain of agricultural products of “Internet+”, committed to the integration of online and offline advantage process, has become the main direction of the agricultural products supply chain transformation.
2 years ago

Creating the Foundation of Qualifications for Long-Term Success of Additive Manufacturing

The European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF) is developing a modular approach to its qualification system, enabling professionals to pick and choose the most adequate qualifications to achieve the required certification, thus enabling further flexibility on the workforce in response to changing industry’s requirements.
2 years ago

Security Concerns in IoT based Smart Manufacturing for Industry 4.0

To realize the need and significance of security perspectives in manufacturing automation lets discusses Internet of Things (IoT) in smart manufacturing where the initial step is to recognize the sensors prerequisite into the machine parts from where real time analytics will get the data, for example, continuous temperature change from thermostat sensors or to quantify the speed of any moving item in a machine, connected sensors will be utilized.
2 years ago

Ubiquitous Robotic Technology for Smart Manufacturing System

Compared to the service robotic domain, the smart manufacturing systems are often in larger size. So a hierarchical planning method was implemented to improve the planning efficiency. A test bed of smart factory is developed.
2 years ago

Secure Communication and Data Processing Challenges in the Industrial Internet

In this paper we outline some challenges facing the Industrial Internet, namely integration with 5G wireless networks, Software Defined Machines, ownership and smart processing of digital sensor data. We propose a secure communication architecture for the Industrial Internet based on Smart Spaces and Virtual Private LAN Services. It is a position paper, describing state-of-the-art and a roadmap for future research on the Industrial Internet.
2 years ago

A Sensor Cloud Enabler for the Factory of the Future

Previous work has been done in order to reduce in a scenario of mass production, such as the industrial case, the waste and poor management of raw materials and resources which affect efficiency and ramp-up-time. Such work has developed a solution integrated in a system of monitoring and/or controlling production lines, the SmartComponent.
2 years ago

Thailand seeks German partnership for Industry 4.0 goal

The Thai side used the opportunity to entice Germany, which is a leader in 4.0 industry, to help drive the Kingdom’s industrial sector via a civil-state mechanism. They urged German organizations to help elevate Thai small and medium enterprises, to develop its laborers and support research and innovation.
2 years ago

Cognitive Technologies and Artificial Intelligence Poised to Transform All Manufacturing Sectors

Currently, human intervention is needed for logical and reasonable decision making; however, with the rise of cognitive technologies, machines will be empowered to detect constantly changing manufacturing scenarios and respond in real time with minimum human intervention. To be successful, manufacturers need to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) technology to improve plant efficiency and productivity, and build partnerships and collaborations that drive data-driven intelligence.
2 years ago

Aviation Cyber Security Market worth 61.85 Billion USD by 2020

The global aviation cyber security market is projected to reach USD 61.85 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 9.34% from 2015 to 2020. This growth is mainly attributed to rise in cyber-threats and cybercrimes by professional attackers on aerospace and defense organizations, thereby creating a threat to the national security.
3 years ago

Implementation of IoT in Process Manufacturing Industry Has Brought $19.21 Billion Revenue Opportunities for IoT Key Stakeholders

According to Infoholic Research, IoT is changing the course of the process industry operations by automating the workflow in the supply chain. Globally, there is increasing pressure on the companies to improve production activities. Changing business models and rising competition levels have led the process manufacturers to invest in the IoT space.
2 years ago

Power goes Industry 4.0 – Intelligent, Connected, and Multi-Functional

Building on highly efficient and compact power electronics far beyond the state of the art, and combining it with novel approaches featuring connected services, Cognitive Power Electronics 4.0 enables new functionalities in the Fraunhofer IISB concept of five major “Power as…” areas, where the institute covers novel applications and offers tailored solutions.
2 years ago

Improving Just-in-Time Manufacturing Operations by Using Internet of Things Based Solutions

This paper presents a research on using IoT based solution to enhance JIT manufacturing. The general challenges of JIT implementation are identified first, then an IoT based solution is proposed to address the JIT challenges in a selected case study.
2 years ago

Business Meeting in India

We are looking for the meeting with Agro-commodities producers looking for the export markets and Corporate Investors looking to invest in the Southeast Asia or West Africa.
2 years ago

Implementing Smart Factory of Industry 4.0: An Outlook

In this paper, we focus on the vertical integration to implement flexible and reconfigurable smart factory. We first propose a brief framework that incorporates industrial wireless networks, cloud, and fixed or mobile terminals with smart artifacts such as machines, products, and conveyors.
2 years ago

RuBee IO Application Framework Optimized Factory Automation with Secure Verified Blockchain Audits for Sensitive Items

RuBee Wireless is the only technology that has a proven zero safe separation distance on fused ordnance and on nuclear warheads (HERO ZERO). RuBee is safe on and near high explosives (HERF ZERO). RuBee wireless is secure and produces no Compromising Emanations, with no eavesdropping, target or tempest risk. Finally, RuBee has no nulls, or multipath interference so provides 100% read accuracy and can manage and optimize product flow on any factory floor on or near steel, and liquids.
2 years ago

A Review of Decisions Support Systems for Manufacturing Systems

The internal data processing system of a company can only offer minimum support because it is related to transactions. In this case, decision support systems (DSS) combine human skills with the capabilities of computers to provide efficient management of data, reporting, analytics, modeling and planning issues.
2 years ago

Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Clould computing and Thing Internet: Brazilian contextualization and reality

Today, "Thing Internet" has come to significantly modify the paradigms of perception, production and distribution of the capitalist world. This article discusses, covering and understanding the main reasons for the existence of this gap between theory and practice regarding digital manufacturing and adjacencies, the perspectives of technological innovations in the digital era specifically in Brazil.
2 years ago