Smart Machines & Factories spoke to Roberta Nelson Shea, Universal Robots’ chief technical compliance officer, who gives insights into the challenges and importance of compliance in a robotic company.
Robert Golightly, MES, products, AspenTech, takes a look at how predictive analytics maximises operational excellence. Modern manufacturing is an ecosystem of interconnected software and hardware that helps refineries, chemical and petrochemical companies optimise plants and achieve operational excellence. As businesses generate vast amounts of data, efficient decision support solutions are needed to make sense of vital information and ensure operations can adapt quickly to dynamic conditions.
Smart Machines & Factories looks at a five-stage model which provides recommendations that could help successfully implement ‘The Connected Enterprise’.
In recent times hydraulic and pneumatic systems have become much more sophisticated, comprising a selection of components that enable system design dreams to be turned into a reality. Mark Fairhurst reports.
Smart Machines & Factories spoke to Chris Evans, marketing & operations group manager at Mitsubishi Electric to explore what is actually meant by ‘smart manufacturing’ by considering the benefits of adopting the concept and what challenges may lie ahead.