Manufacturing Technologies

Achieving predictive maintenance (PdM)

Predictive Maintenance - image courtesy of APS
In manufacturing, transportation, energy, or any asset-intensive field, downtime and shrinking MTBF (mean time between failures) are the enemies, topped only by outright system failure. All three greatly increase overhead. And so does crisis maintenance.

Engineering smart factories of the future

Smart Factories - image courtesy of University of Warwick WMG.
Revolution is in the air. Smart factories of the future will need to be innovative, nimble and smart; constantly changing and improving on the back of intelligent use of data. Professor Robert Harrison explains the challenges and opportunities for forward-thinking manufacturers.

Industry 4.0: turning theory into reality

Industry 4.0 Smart Factory Wireless IoT Industrial Internet of Things Stock
Everyone can name drop ‘Industry 4.0’ into conversations, but when it comes to putting theory into practice just what is the level of understanding among those having to move their production into the smart factory era? Bluefin Solutions’ Nick Heath provides some key practical steps to making the dream a reality.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise & TM join forces

Artificial Intelligence - iStock_000062547286_XXXLarge-677x339
The Manufacturer and HPE Services have partnered to offer exclusive access to information on Connected Manufacturing. This knowledge source will provide you with information on what IoT, Industry 4.0 and Smart Technology mean to your business and how to embrace them.