Maintenance & Productivity
Jonny Williamson rounds up the key takeaways from the side-lines of one of the world’s largest Industrial Internet events, Mind + Machines Europe 2017 – hosted by GE this week in Berlin.
Smart technologies are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in our day to day lives. From smartphones to smart homes, the dramatic increase in power and sophistication of technology is opening up new technological frontiers and promising endless possibilities for the development of many different industries, particularly manufacturing.
The majority of manufacturers are spending more than £100,000 on boosting factory connectivity a year, according to the latest Annual Manufacturing Report.
All too often, manufacturers inspect for defects at the end of a production cycle and when problems are spotted, corrections are made after the fact.
International technology company, PTC has announced a partnership with professional services firm, Ernst & Young (EY) to simplify industry innovation and adoption of internet of things business models.
Organisations which have introduced advanced automation into their workplace are seeing revenue growth, job creation and greater employee satisfaction, according to a new global survey.
The global market for collaborative robots (cobots) is expected to grow by more than 40% each year over the coming five years, according to the latest research.
The important role connected technologies play in safeguarding manufacturing resilience has been highlighted with the global predictive maintenance market set to grow exponentially over the next five years.
To survive in an ever more competitive global industrial environment, manufacturers must be willing to invest in achieving greater efficiency – whether incremental or step change.
Contrary to popular speculation that robots could take British jobs, new data exclusively shared with The Manufacturer has revealed that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes.