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How Is LabVIEW used in industrial automation?

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Overview Responsible minds are accelerating to find the right option that can benefit their companies in producing high-quality products at reduced prices, that too in a consistent manner. They are making ways to adapt to new machinery designs and unified manufacturing techniques with the use of automated devices simultaneously to tackle the looming challenge Source: https://www.technavio.com/blog/top-5-trends-industrial-automation-2018 Industrial automation Industrial automation is one mentionable step that has emerged as a… [...]


What is IoT? And how it is used in industries?

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

In layman terms, the Internet of Things abbreviated as IoT is a network of interconnected devices which can be accessed at any time with the help of an internet connection. There are ranges of devices in today’s modern world that are interconnected in the IoT network with the help of Internet. Starting from a heart to the fitness tracker on a person’s wrist and your microwave oven to… [...]


The Next Step for Enterprises’ Industry 4.0 initiatives: IoT for SCADA, ERP & MES

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

HIGHLIGHTS: Industrial Process Automation Systems: Comparative Study of Industrial-IoT vs SCADA, ERP & MESSolve the Dilemma: Whether IoT is a ‘replacement’of or a ‘natural extension’ to SCADA, MES or ERP software?Shop Floor Visibility: Case of  ‘A Manufacturing Plant’that has SCADA, MES & ERP together The Connected Enterprise is now a reality.  The Internet of Things has brought the industry at a tipping point for its technological adoption. According to Gartner, around 43% of… [...]


OVERVIEW ON INDUSTRY-4.0 TECHNOLOGY

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

SCADA:` Doing SCADA “right” usually involves understanding the underlying physical process that is monitored and controlled by the system and adapting the SCADA system to suit the needs of that process. This can include process safety, integrity and security, modes of failure, etc. In simple terms the SCADA system typically is the master system over a real-time system(s). A typical model of communication in SCADA is: (controller, sensor, actuator)… [...]


IIoT Platforms

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

When it comes to creating a digital enterprise and connecting your business to various cloud-based applications, it’s important to understand the various platforms that make it all happen. For the Internet of Things (IoT), the ARC Advisory Group recently identified four new platforms that are needed for your digital enterprise: The Device Connectivity Platform, Cloud Computing Platform, Cloud Application Platform, and the Cloud Analytics Platform. The Device Connectivity Platform This… [...]


BIG DATA CASE STUDY -“Smart City data ingestion with Apache Spark”

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Case Study overview We will outline and explain in detail the implementation of a framework built on top of Spark to enable agile and iterative data discovery between legacy systems and new data sources generated by IoT devices. The internet of things (IoT) is certainly bringing new challenges for data practitioners. It’s basically a network of connected objects (the “things”) that can communicate and exchange information. The concept… [...]


White Paper on Smart Cities

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Smart Cities are the future reality of all municipalities around the world. By 2050, an estimated nine billion people will inhabit earth and seven in ten people will live in cities. To manage this large-scale urbanization, cities are turning to digital technologies to integrate information and communication systems into various technical systems and infrastructure, thereby setting the stage for smart cities. This white paper discusses the… [...]


The common strategy on international standardisation in field of the Internet of Things/Industrie 4.0

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

The objective of the common strategy paper is sharing the recognition of important issues about smart manufacturing. The paper should lead into a statement and (strategic) action plan for important issues about smart manufacturing in terms of Germany-Japan cooperation. 1. Long-term view and focused topics of smart manufacturing Standardisation is a key issue for the success of a smart manufacturing vision of the industries in Japan and Germany. Internet… [...]


IoT Architecture

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Section I: The Issue / Challenge: The Internet of Things domain will encompass an extremely wide range of technologies, from stateless to stateful, from extremely constrained to unconstrained, from hard real time to soft real time. Therefore, single reference architecture cannot be used as a blueprint for all possible concrete implementations. While a reference model can probably be identified, it is likely that several reference architectures will co-exist… [...]


INDUSTRY 4.0

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Nowadays, in the IT and Manufacturing fields there is a concept that resounds everywhere: every economist, politician, politic, journalist, analyst, expert, engineer talks about it using any type of media like television, radio, seminars, summits workshops and so forth. We are talking about Industry 4.0 and every terms linked to it, such as Smart Factory, Smart Manufacturing, Big Data, Internet of Things, etc. Industry 4.0 originates in Germany in… [...]


5 STEPS FOR TURNING INDUSTRIAL IOT DATA INTO A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

By combining a clear business plan with streaming analytics, organizations can optimize their internal operations and identify growth opportunities. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding today’s industrial sector with data. Information is streaming in from many sources — from equipment on production lines, sensors in products at customer facilities, sales data, and much more. Organizations that can find meaning in these rich data sources will gain a… [...]


4 Big “Make Versus Buy” IoT Decisions

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

IoT solutions development extends far beyond the manufacturing floor. Systems must be maintained for years or decades after initial deployment, meaning that OEMs need to account for changes in connectivity, device management, security, and applicationintegration over the life of a device. Supporting all of this technology development in-house can become a significant engineering burden. OEMs therefore must weigh the benefits of developing the complete IoT solutions stack internally… [...]


Introducing Machine Learning

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

What is Machine Learning? Machine learning teaches computers to do what comes naturally tohumans and animals: learn from experience. Machine learning algorithms use computational methods to “learn” information directly from data without relying on a predetermined equation as a model. The algorithms adaptively improve their performance as the number of samples available for learning increases. Machine learning algorithms find natural patterns in data that generate insight and help… [...]


Data APIs: Gateway to Data-Driven Operation and Digital Transformation

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

1.Summary Enterprises everywhere are on a quest to use their data efficiently and innovative, and to maximum advantage, both in terms of operations and competitiveness. The advantages of doing so are taken on authority and reasonably .So, analyzing your data helps you better understand how your business actually runs. Such insights can help you see where things can improve, and can help you make instantaneous decisions when required… [...]


Why SCADA Is Bad for Smart Factories

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

A primary goal of the Industrial IoT (IIoT) is to apply enterprise analytics to operational data. But there is a problem: Industrial data is typically unstructured and timing-driven, whereas enterprise environments are highly structured and rules-driven. This fundamental mismatch can lead to the loss of contextual and semantic information when operational technology (OT) data is transferred into IT systems. To avoid losing this critical information, smart factories need… [...]


INDUSTRY 4.0 AND MACHINE VISION THE PROMISE OF THE SMART FACTORY AND THE INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

One of the most hotly discussed topics in the manufacturing world today is Industry 4.0. A broadly defined group of emerging innovations in industrial automation and data exchange, Industry 4.0 demonstrates tremendous potential to bolster productivity, reduce waste, refine product quality, enhance manufacturing flexibility, decrease operating costs and deliver myriad other benefits to the factory floor. Points of view differ among producers and distributors about what this “Industrial… [...]


Enhancing IoT Security and Privacy with Distributed Ledgers

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

 INTRODUCTION The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of the set of Internet connected devices that collect sensor data and allow control of actuators to measure and affect the physical world. Concerns over the security and privacy of the Internet of Things reached a new high when the Mirai botnet caused massive disruption to the Internet in September 2016. In Fremantle and Scott (2015), a number of issues are… [...]


The Internet of Things: The New Rx for Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing & Supply Chains

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Executive Summary Product quality, regulatory compliance and operational efficiencies top the long list of business priorities for pharmaceuticals executives, who lead the charge in improving manufacturing and supply chain performance. Investments in areas such as shop-floor automation, electronic batch records, ERP, and warehouse management systems (WMS) have been made in part to address these concerns, with varying degrees of success. But due to the challenges of batch manufacturing,… [...]


Getting Started with Machine Learning

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Rarely a Straight Line With machine learning there’s rarely a straight line from start tofinish—you’ll find yourself constantly iterating and trying different ideas and approaches. This chapter describes a systematic machine learning workflow, highlighting some key decision points along the way. Machine Learning Challenges Most machine learning challenges relate to handling your data andfinding the right model. Data comes in all shapes and sizes. Real-world data-sets can be messy,… [...]


Applying Supervised Learning

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

When to Consider Supervised Learning A supervised learning algorithm takes a known set of input data  (the training set) and known responses to the data (output), and trains a model to generate reasonable predictions for the response to new input data. Use supervised learning if you have existing data for the output you are trying to predict. Supervised Learning Techniques All supervised learning techniques are a form of… [...]


Smoothing Out the Interoperability Issues in Smart Factories

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Abstract Data mining is transforming the face of factory automation. As factory automation is all about faster, smarter, and more efficient production, unlocking the vast, untapped potential of data on shop floors has been the driving force behind factory automation’s transformation for some time now. The most striking change on factory floors is the evolution of machine-to-machine (M2M) communication into system-to-system communication. M2M communication still propels automation significantly… [...]


Foundations of Digital Transformation

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

While the Industrial Internet of Things has been a buzz-worthy phrase for the past few years, many in the industrial and manufacturing arenas still lack a deep knowledge of the foundations of digital transformation. This collection will help correct that. Here find a library of required reading on the IIoT, exploring the origins of this revolution, digging deep into the various components and applications, and providing you the… [...]


3 Key Causes of the OT-IT Divide Why OT and IT are Worlds Apart

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Why OT and IT are Worlds Apart Organizations and enterprises have discovered that having access to high-quality data helps improve overall business performance. The increasing emphasis on data has shed light on a longstanding divide between the worlds of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT). Information technology professionals and enterprise-level departments have leveraged cutting -edge technologies to use data and analytics in making important decisions. While data… [...]


4 Major Benefits of Aligning OT and IT-Innovate by Using the Best of Both Worlds

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

The push to get more data from every part of an organization is pointing toward the need to align the two technology worlds known as OT and IT. The leading technology research and advisory company Gartner defines OT-IT integration as “the end state sought by organizations (most commonly, asset-intensive organizations) where instead of a separation of IT and OT as technology areas with different areas of authority and… [...]


3 OT-IT Alignment Obstacles to Watch Out For Keeping Security, Standards, and Data Access in Mind

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

There are many incentives for industrial organizations to align OT and IT — such as better information for decision-making, lower costs, reduced risk, and standardization — but bridging the two worlds is no easy feat. Not only are the technologies different, but their methodologies and approaches are different when it comes to arriving at a solution. Dealing with these differences can sometimes hinder the progress towards a more… [...]


3 Features of the Ideal OT-IT Platform Flexibility, Scalability, and Interoperability Create Limitless Possibilities

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Once industrial organizations see the benefits that can come from aligning OT and IT, they need an actual solution to turn that excellent idea into reality. What features are necessary to deliver a solid OT-IT platform? Because OT-IT alignment requires the connection of many devices and systems to collect and share the vast amount of high-quality data across an industrial enterprise, such a platform must be extraordinarily flexible… [...]


Digital Voting with the use of Blockchain Technology

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

1. Summary The aim is to outline our proposal to solving the issues of digital voting by using block-chain technology. The report starts by introducing the problems with current voting practices, it then goes into a brief explanation of what block-chain technology is and how it is currently used. The following section looks at present day deployments of digital voting and the issues they face. The main section… [...]


IOT & BLOCK CHAIN

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Transactions have always been the beating heart of business. But in the digital age, the volume and nature of those transactions has changed considerably. The ability to process a growing amount of increasingly diverse transactions has become a competitive necessity. Until recently, only certain companies, such as high-frequency trading firms or digitally native companies like Facebook and Google, built their business models around extreme transactionprocessing—the ability to process… [...]


IoT impact on Industrial Automation

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) plays a vital role in industrial automation as it is starting to explore and implement IoT concepts and technology. IoT helps to streamline, collapse and create system architectures that are effective, affordable and responsive. The major aim is to create friction-less communications and interaction from manufacturing field input/output including analyzers, actuators, robotics etc. to enhance flexibility and increased manufacturing. Internet of Things is… [...]


Industrial IoT Implementation Challenges

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things originally described the IoT (Internet of Things) as it is used across several industries such as manufacturing, logistics, oil and gas, transportation, energy/utilities, mining and metals, aviation and other industrial sectors. IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is fairly a new concept for industries, and it is presenting a huge opportunity in helping enterprises to operate more safely and productively while improving efficiency and… [...]


Types of Wireless Technologies for IoT

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

The wireless technology and networks allow devices to speak (send data) to each other and to the web (TCP/IP Networks) without cables. There are a number of different wireless technologies out there that can be implemented in hardware products for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication. Various types of wireless technologies for IoT Wi-FiWi-Fi HaLowBluetooth and BLECellular (5G, 4G/LTE, 3G)ZigBee, Z-waveRFIDLPWANs Wi-Fi Wi-Fi… [...]


Types of Tracking Systems

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Radio frequency identification, or RFID Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag attached to an object.  A tag can be read from up to several feet away and does not need to be within the Radio-frequency identification (RFID). It uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. RFID is a technology similar in… [...]


IoT use cases for Smart Cities

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

IoT-enabled smart city use cases span multiple areas: from contributing to a healthier environment and improving traffic to enhancing public safety and optimizing street lighting. Below, we provide an overview of the most popular use cases that are already implemented in smart cities across the globe. Road Traffic Smart cities ensure that their citizens get from point A to point B as safely and efficiently as possible. Road… [...]


IoT-based Smart Farming

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Precision Farming Precision farming or precision agriculture is about doing the right thing, in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Managing crop production inputs such as water, seed, fertilizer etc. to increase yield, quality, profit, reduce waste and becomes eco-friendly. The intent of precision farming is to match agricultural inputs and practices as per crop and agro-climatic conditions to improve the accuracy of… [...]


Applications & Benefits of Industrial IoT in Manufacturing

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

The introduction of IoT has opened gates for a multitude of possibilities of performance upgrades through total control. IoT has moved out from our homes and offices to the industrial segment, and hence known to become IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things). Industrial IoT in the manufacturing industry is a core element of the transformation, and by far it has seen the most investment, which makes for a promising… [...]


IoT SOLUTIONS FOR BUILDING AUTOMATION

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

The concept of Smart Building could be defined as a set of communication technologies enabling different objects, sensors and functions within a building to communicate and interact with each other and also to be managed, controlled and automated in a remote way. Indeed, technologies help to connect a variety of subsystems that originally operated independently. Automated processes allow the control of the building’s operations including HVAC (Heating, Ventilation,… [...]


INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Technology advances have blurred the boundaries between the digital and physical worlds, and given rise to the next great industrial revolution known as the Industrial Internet of Things or Industry 4.0. As a result, today’s factories require intelligent, interconnected systems linked to cloud services and big data analysis to drive greater manufacturing efficiency, flexibility, and responsiveness. DATA COLLECTION Machine Data Collection is an application that connects to your… [...]


IoT IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Supply chain management is the management of the flow of goods and services and includes all processes that transform raw materials into final products. It involves the active streamlining of a business’s supply-side activities to maximize customer value and gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. SCM represents an effort by suppliers to develop and implement supply chains that are as efficient and economical as possible. Supply chains… [...]


BENEFITS OF IoT IN HEALTHCARE

Post On :- Monday, October 14th, 2019

Healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in people. Access to health care may vary across countries, communities, and individuals, largely influenced by social and economic conditions as well as health policies. Simultaneous Reporting and Monitoring Real-time monitoring via connected devices can save lives in event of a medical emergency like… [...]


ADVANCED AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES USED IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Post On :- Thursday, October 10th, 2019

The automotive industry is very dynamic and requires extreme flexibility from automotive manufacturers. The growing global competition demands smart production systems, combined with flexible logistics systems. They can be adapted quickly and thus also serve the ever-increasing demand for model diversity. In addition to the installation, a simple operation of the system plays an important role. Automotive manufacturers increasingly find that they have to expand their core competencies… [...]


Building Management System Benefits

Post On :- Friday, October 4th, 2019

Owners of commercial buildings know the importance of having a smooth-running infrastructure. System failures can result in slowing down or ceasing production, which of course affects client and employee relationships and profit. Knowing the benefits of building automation systems allows you to understand why a building management control system is vital to the success of your business. Learn how you can avoid shutdowns and other systemic problems in… [...]


Home Automation

Why You Should Automate Your Home

Post On :- Friday, October 4th, 2019

Make Tasks More Convenient. Many tasks that are repetitive in nature can be accomplished automatically or with fewer steps using home automation. Instead of turning off or dimming four different lights when you want to watch a movie, home automation allows you to accomplish this task with one button. Save Money on Utilities. Home automation can turn off lights or lower the thermostat automatically when you aren’t using… [...]