Mixed reality, combined with and augmented by the power of Artificial Intelligence, will be one of the key technology shifts helping to transform the entire product lifecycle - from design and production, through to sales, operation and maintenance.
As we start to witness the widespread adoption of digitalisation – the technology focus behind Industry 4.0, Siemens UK’s Steve Martin outlines how the company’s ‘outcome based’ service proposition, allied to industrial digital technologies, is set to revolutionise its relationship with the food industry.
According to recent research, nearly three-quarters of European industrial companies (72%) will increase their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) investment over the coming three years. And for good reason, more than four in five (86%) of them believe it will deliver a Return on Investment (ROI) within 36 months.
Winner of The Manufacturer MX Award for Manufacturing Services in 2017, Agrimech exemplifies how great service gives the edge in a highly competitive market. Steven Barr met members of the Agrimech family to find out how this adds up.
Nick Frank and Dave Hogan of Hennik Edge, The Manufacturer’s networked expert advisory team, reflect on how to grow your business through data-driven services by first thinking about how they would benefit your customers.
Robots won’t replace the workforce, but they will change it. EEF’s Verity Davidge discusses some of the vital planning issues manufacturers must commit to if they are to build a smarter, more productive business.