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The Time is Now for the Smart Factory

Almost everyone has become accustomed to smart phones, smart televisions, and even the concept of smart cars.  And technology has advanced far enough that people understand ge...

Industry 4.0- You Can Get There from Here

There is an old New England expression that states, “You can’t get there from here”.  It originated as a way of explaining the path to a destination that can’t be accessed wit...

Why should you care about Industry 4.0?

  As Industry 4.0 surges forward, many manufacturers are still pondering what it means and how or whether the latest industrial revolution will affect them.  First coined in G...

Industrial IoT Creates a New Value Stream for OEMs

  An issue in manufacturing that is singular to OEM is the speed with which they can respond with service to the machines, in the case of a failure. In the past, this has usua...

Reassessing the MES Mess

David Westrom Dave Westrom is VP of Business Development at MachineMetrics. Dave has spent much of his career in executive team roles at innovative IIoT companies. He has led ...

Exploring The 6 Core Pillars of Industry 4.0

 Innovation, in manufacturing in particular, has exploded, thanks to Industry 4.0. The term was coined to reflect the trend towards the use of technology, automation, and data...

INDUSTRIAL IOT AND THE MOVE FROM PREVENTIVE TO PREDICTI...

One of the most important trends in the last few decades has been the movement toward lean manufacturing.  As companies began to review and change their operating procedures t...

What is Industry 4.0?

  Known as the fourth industrial revolution since the 18th century, Industry 4.0 is an all-encompassing term to refer to the way computers, data and automation are evolving an...

Sensor Data vs PLC Data: Why Getting Deep Data Is the R...

  When it comes to collecting data with industrial IoT within the world of manufacturing, it isn’t just about quantity. It’s also about the quality of the information that you...

5 Myths- Manufacturing During Industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us, and as you may know, this means change. As an industry, it is imperative that manufacturers adopt new technologies and increased c...