Industry 4.0 & AI has been the talk of the town. OSIsoft PI System infrastructure combined with the advent of "edge" and IIoT-enabled devices provide a rich set of telemetry on operational assets (manufacturing shop floor machines, manufacturing robots, AGVs, etc). I4.0 Maturity Models have now become more prevalent. We will provide a reality check … Continue reading Practical View on the Role of the PI System in Industry 4.0+ and AI for Manufacturing
COVID-19 has led to many changes in our daily lives and has similarly had massive impacts on the majority of businesses. Some have been forced to close down, others to radically change how they work. Their supply chains have been disrupted and their workers are concerned about coming to work or are staying home. In … Continue reading Manufacturing in a COVID-19 World
While IIoT deployments can deliver considerable value, less-successful IIoT initiatives are burdened with data silos that ultimately result in suboptimal industrial performance.
A few weeks ago, Martin Davis and I were invited to present on a webinar hosted by Fluke/Accelix. We talked about the importance of the IIoT and Industry 4.0 as it pertains to maintenance. Martin talked strategy and how all of the pieces fit together and what you should be thinking about. I then showed … Continue reading Are Industrial Data Historians an IIoT Platform?
Following recent discussions with Schneider Electric’s Chief Digital Officer Hervé Coureil and with myself, Brian Buntz writes in IoT World Today : Industrial IoT platforms don’t guarantee success, and digital transformation can be as difficult as it is vague. But ignoring digital is also not an option. The dirty little secret about digital transformation initiatives is … Continue reading How Do Industrial IoT Platforms Drive Transformation? | Brian Buntz
Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 strategies are bringing new opportunities to the well-known concepts of Condition Based and Predictive Maintenance. Join Martin Davis of DUNELM Associates and Jim Gavigan of Industrial Insight as they provide useful insights to revitalize your approaches to this topic. Click one of the links below to view the webinar: … Continue reading How Industry 4.0 and IIoT drive a new World of Maintenance | Martin Davis & Jim Gavigan
IIoT is powerful, but when combined with an Industry 4.0 end-to-end strategic view, the opportunities are considerably greater, writes Martin Davis. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the grittier end of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution that is sweeping the manufacturing sector. IIoT alone is estimated to deliver 10-25% productivity improvements, but when … Continue reading Combine IIoT and Industry 4.0 for Competitive Advantage
I had the pleasure recently of joining Humera Malik (Canvass Analytics) and Patrick Fetterman (LNS Global) on a panel discussion moderated by Michael Kanellos at #OSISoft PI World. The topic: the promises and pitfalls of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). A wide ranging discussion with plenty of questions from the audience. Subjects covered … Continue reading #AI / #ML the Promise and the Pitfalls | #PIWorld #PI
Industry 4.0 covers many facets of industry, using data to transform maintenance is one aspect that has been discussed for many years, but still has many opportunities for companies. Last week I had the pleasure to attend #PIWorld and to be part of a panel discussing how data can be used to transform equipment maintenance. … Continue reading Transforming your Equipment Maintenance with data | #PI #PIWorld
I recently read an LNS research article entitled "Why OEE and Plant Visualization Projects Keep Failing" and it made me to think about what are the ingredients of a successful project in IIoT (I use IIoT as a general term. Pick your other buzzword - Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation, et al). I think there were valid points made … Continue reading Why Many IIoT Projects Fail