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Cellular Connectivity Will Revolutionize Industry 4.0

Few manufacturing trends in recent years are as buzzworthy or as promising as Industry 4.0. This data-driven industrial revolution promises to make factories a safer and more efficient place, but today’s technology can’t see it through. While currently connected factories are a marked improvement, manufacturing needs better cellular connectivity to experience Industry 4.0 in full. […]

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Digital Twin: from Automation to Autonomy

NASA introduced the term “digital twin” in a 2010 technology roadmap describing the tools of space travel. Almost a decade later, “digital twin” has emerged as a key tool. It enables a terrestrial space shot. We are being shown the global Industry 4.0’s evolution of Digital Twin: from automation to autonomy. We talk about “digital […]

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Manufacturers Aspire to Digital Twinning and Virtual Commissioning

The increased digitization and tendency to automate complex manufacturing processes have dredged up technologies that date back to the 70s. Digital Twin is one of those disruptive technologies that went through multiple advancements and made colossal headway to be recently named as a strategic technology by Gartner. Manufacturers aspire to digital twinning and virtual commissioning […]

What are the scary ripple effects of autonomous mobility?

By 2040, we think fifth-level, autonomy-enabled mobility will be available as a service for the majority of the transportation needs of urban consumers. In other words, 70% of the urban population wouldn’t need to own cars because they would be available on-demand through their favorite app.  Although several power players like General Motors and Ford are promising […]

Crosstown Cleveland college rivals join forces for IoT

Cleveland State University has partnered with Case Western Reserve University to promote research and educational opportunities around the Internet of Things (IoT). This partnership came about thanks to a $200,000 Cleveland Foundation grant awarded in January in order to create the Digital Excellence Initiative. This partnership, which includes a joint foundation between the two institutions, […]

How to prepare for the digitization of manufacturing

Imagine the mid-18th century. People going about their agrarian lifestyle completely unprepared for the Industrial Revolution that would change their way of life forever. In those days, the majority was completely unaware of the impending transformation the coming years would unveil: improved living standards, population growth, the rise of capitalism, urbanization, and more. Today, we are […]

IoT and its applications: Connecting you, your home and your town

The Internet of Things (IoT) is massive, and getting bigger by the day. As new applications come to light for these sensor-driven networked technologies, our world will become increasingly connected, and more autonomous. IoT is the virtual Wild West of the technology world. Since it can include just about every “thing” we interact with on a day-to-day basis, […]

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IoT and applications: Truly the “internet of everything”

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing like wildfire. Consumer education around this new basket of technologies is critical, since it basically describes a product category that can — and often does — include virtually every “thing” we interact with in our lives. Your car, refrigerator, door locks, and even your toilet seat are capable […]

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Three steps to implement a successful Industry 4.0 strategy

Schneider Electric wants businesses to think carefully about the advantages and disadvantages of moving to industry 4.0, which swaps low intelligence computers and humans with machine learning, autonomous systems, and robotics. At the Big Data & M2M Summit in Mississauga, Canada, Martin Stephenson, the vice president of process automation for OEM at Schneider Electric, gave […]

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What is Industry 4.0?

The move from humans working with computers to computers working without humans is almost upon us, and some are already calling it Industry 4.0 – or the fourth industrial revolution. For those not keeping up with your industrial revolutions, the first was considered launched by the use of steam and water power, the second by […]