Refurbished vs second-hand automation parts
When an obsolete component or automation part breaks, manufacturers might struggle to find a replacement. This is especially true in highly regulated sectors like pharmaceuticals or food processing, where alternative replacements are not an option and the exact same part has to be sourced.
KI-PREDICT to use distributed AI in sensor-based process
KI-PREDICT, a project funded by the BMBF, aims to use artificial intelligence (AI) at various levels of the manufacturing process to enable condition-based, predictive maintenance for factory equipment and to monitor product quality on the fly during production.
Testing to ensure flash storage in rugged environments
When industrial product OEMs such as those in automotive, aerospace, and transportation need flash storage, it must be designed and tested to provide mission critical reliability despite regular subjection to vibration or temperature extremes in harsh environments.
Could stretchable electronics mimic human skin?
The days of the hard computer chip may be numbered with the growth in stretchable electronics. Covered in transistors and other semi-conducting elements, these rigid devices likewise render the devices in which they are found - our televisions, laptops and smartphones - similarly inflexible.
Predictive maintenance fixing problems before they happen
In the film Minority Report, the foreknowledge of three psychics is used to predict crimes and apprehend the future offenders, stopping the crimes before they occur. Predictive maintenance strategies are not too dissimilar to this, in that they stop problems before they arise, saving both time and money for the company.
Making IIoT and smart technology happen
Applying new technology to a physical process or manufacturing system is an essential part of progress, however the practical side of implementing the latest Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Technology solutions is bringing its own unique challenges. That in turn is leading to new automation solutions.
Theory vs practice in the adhesives process
“It works in practice, but does it work in theory” is a phrase commonly used to describe situations in economics. But the same can be applied to adhesives processes, where the datasheet may not always give the same insights as your practical observations and tests.
How will AI drive development in machine control?
These smart technologies are extending traditional machine control architectures with more enhanced data processing, learning and decision-making capacity. They hold the potential of increased availability, efficiency and reliability through predictive and prescriptive maintenance, as well as improving productivity with the ability to make autonomous decisions.
What advantages do HDMI displays offer embedded projects?
HDMI displays are available in small sizes such as five inch or seven inch, which are popular for industrial embedded use cases such as smart appliances, security devices, ticketing and information systems, medical devices, machine controllers, and many others. By Adilson Jacob, Applications and Development Engineer at Anders.
Smart electronics need smarter fume extraction
As global demand for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) accelerates, thanks to greater automation in industry and the miniaturisation of devices, electronics companies are being reminded about the workplace health risks associated with certain production processes, and realising that smart electronics need smarter fume extraction.