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Siemens has been awarded “3D Printing Application of the year” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The company received its honor for the first ever successful test of additive manufactured gas turbine blades at full load conditions. The blades, designed for the Siemens 13-megawatt SGT industrial gas turbine, were tested at 13,000 revolutions per minute while exposed to temperatures […]
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Anyone that I’ve talked to knows that I’m a big believer that analytics, even the most automated edge uses, require the integration of industrial subject matter experts (SMEs), whether in design, training, or adjustment phases. On these pages, I’ve written about SMEs, including the roles of data scientists and citizen data scientists. I’ve also discussed […]
There has been substantial buzz around industrial adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) in 2017. But what’s actually going on behind the scenes at IoT-enabled industrial sites has remained much of a mystery. A recent survey conducted by Bsquare revealed how companies are progressing with IIoT. Respondent data indicated that 86% of industrial organizations are […]
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For industrial companies engaged in digital transformation, analytics are key to turning large volumes of data into business value for operational enhancements as well as improved customer experience. Many data sets are available. Often, operational and IIoT data are considered separately, or they are both considered streams that simply feed Big Data industrial analytics. In […]
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The manufacturing production value stream hinges on efficiency and a surefire guarantee of as little error as humanly possible from concept to delivery of a service or product. However, as competition and a need for responsiveness and agility increases, what is “humanly” possible is no longer good enough. Production facilities are integrating more artificial intelligence […]
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This author always welcomes the opportunity to highlight companies that are embarking on their journey to fuel oilfield digital transformation, since hydrocarbons are a cornerstone to civilization’s ability to function and raise the livelihood of billions. Of special importance is the opportunity to highlight IOCs that are continuing to push into the digital frontier as they seek […]
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In an earlier post I hypothesized that the pharmaceutical industry was an obvious sweet spot for new supply chain visibility technology like blockchain. But also that three main issues must be addressed in order for blockchain technology to serve supply chain applications: 1) Bitcoin blockchain miners are paid for their work in Bitcoin. In supply […]
It is not a matter of “if” but “when” the smart cities market will truly take off. The constraints of technology, the lack of tangible benefits from successful integration of siloed services across urban metropolis’, and the burden of aging infrastructure in place are just a few of the headwinds that are stalling this market […]
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Please excuse me if today’s blog post sounds like a rant. But… There is a feature article entitled “The Patchable Internet of Things” in this month’s IEEE Spectrum magazine. Citing success of recent distributed denial-of-service (DDNS) attacks that were mounted from malware in consumer electronics (CE), the authors advocate “patchable hardware”. I quote: “We submit […]
Efficient, timely and accurate delivery is a necessity to retailers and logistics providers survival in an Amazon Prime world. Cities goals of livability and sustainability means they want less trucks, congestion and pollution. For all stakeholders to achieve their goals, the only answer is to work together. If cities, retailers, and logistics providers work together, […]
Over 3,700 persons from 59 countries attended GE Minds + Machines in San Francisco, CA October 25-26, 2017 to learn about the latest new products, industry applications, partnerships and case studies deployed with its Predix operating system for IIoT. The new partner program that got the most reaction was arguably the agreement between Apple and […]
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ARC has been discussing how the emergence of IIoT-enabled solutions and digital technologies has fostered the need for companies to develop strong ecosystems in order to maximize the potency of a complete digital transformation. Oil & gas companies, given their disparate and distributed assets, are often the greatest potential beneficiaries of embracing a digital transformation […]
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Logistics, and specifically freight management, is a growing concern for cities as they address the optimization of their transportation management schema. Three trends are driving this globally: Urbanization The global population is moving into cities and urban areas are becoming more densely populated and larger Sustainability Lowering emissions levels in urban areas by reduction of […]
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The tone at GE Minds and Machines 2017 in San Francisco was pretty upbeat. Attendance rose significantly from 2016, with more than 3,700 people from 59 countries on hand. Some key Predix partnership advancements with Microsoft Azure and Apple were announced. New CEO John Flannery delivered an unequivocal keynote backing GE’s commitment to going digital […]
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Blockchain is a decentralized database that stores a ledger of assets and transactions across a peer-to-peer network. In the popular imagination blockchain is associated with the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, but blockchain itself is a technology for transaction assurance. The asset or value transferred could be anything. Much of the brainpower devoted to blockchain since it appeared […]
For rail and other transportation industries, the fourth industrial revolution promises continuing acceleration of innovation on both the supply and demand side. Digitization can enhance the railway infrastructure, maximize availability, and improve the operational efficiency of all assets. From the manufacture of rolling stock to how rail operators serve their customers, new technologies will lead […]