Smart Moves for Smart Maintenance – Presented by Henk Akkermans, World Class Maintenance

Smart Moves for Smart Maintenance – Presented by Henk Akkermans, Director World Class Maintenance/ Professor Tilburg University, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, which will take place on November 8, 2017, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

World Class Maintenance conducted a major research project in 2016 on the maintenance innovation priorities of Dutch industries. Some 50 experts from various industries and knowledge institutes gave their assessments on maintenance-related innovations for the coming years. Working with Smart Sensors came out at #2 in the resulting Top-10. Remarkably, most innovations in the top-10 are process oriented, rather than product and/or technology orientated. All technological innovations were data-driven, and seen as a condition for other innovations to succeed. Continue reading “Smart Moves for Smart Maintenance – Presented by Henk Akkermans, World Class Maintenance”

DMG MORI, Microsoft Japan reach agreement on Smart Factory implementation

DMG MORI, Microsoft Japan reach agreement on Smart Factory implementation

DMG MORI and Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd reached an agreement on technological corporation for security of machine tool control systems and implementation of “Smart Factory.”

In a recent trend of rapid globalization of production in the manufacturing industry, “Smart Factory” has been drawing a great deal of attention. “Smart Factory” uses IoT (Internet of the things) technologies that connect every device in a factory via the Internet; analyzes shop equipment information and the sensor data in real time in the cloud; and optimizes production management and quality control. Behind the advancement of technologies, on the other hand, some factories and infrastructure such as power plants have been cyber-attacked, and security of control systems has become one of the most urgent issues today. Continue reading “DMG MORI, Microsoft Japan reach agreement on Smart Factory implementation”

Sensor technology is in a transition phase – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Rob Jansen, TNO

Sensor technology is in a transition phase – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Rob Jansen, TNO

Rob Jansen knows everything there is to know about sensors. For TNO, a major Dutch independent research organization, he specializes in ‘structural health monitoring’, technology to assess the condition of infrastructures and buildings based on sensor data. He also works on developing new sensor technology. Continue reading “Sensor technology is in a transition phase – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Rob Jansen, TNO”

Smart industry is all about digitization of manufacturing – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Evelien Bras, Thales

Smart industry is all about digitization of manufacturing – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Evelien Bras, Thales.

According to Evelien Bras, business innovation manager at Thales Nederland, the bulk of opportunities smart industry offers still lie ahead. “Smart industry is all about the digitization of manufacturing,” says Evelien Bras, who leads an innovation fieldlab for Thales, a worldwide designer and producer of electronics for defence and security applications. Continue reading “Smart industry is all about digitization of manufacturing – Interview with ISN Conference speaker Evelien Bras, Thales”

How reliable can sensor data be?

How reliable can sensor data be? Commercial pollution monitors are attracting plenty of hype, but scientists say buyers should beware. Tom Marshall explains.

New kinds of smart sensor data are hitting the market, and they could transform how we cope with health risks from polluted air by putting information at our fingertips. Asthmatics could stay indoors when sensors show lots of particle pollution; urbanites might skip their evening jog if nitrogen dioxide levels are high. Continue reading “How reliable can sensor data be?”

“SMART Station Amsterdam: Big Data to manage Big Crowds” – Presented by Eelco Thiellier, Royal HaskoningDHV

“SMART Station Amsterdam: Big Data to manage Big Crowds” – Presented by Eelco Thiellier, Royal HaskoningDHV, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, November 15, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

SMART Station Amsterdam

Appointed by the Netherlands Railways (NS), Royal HaskoningDHV has been accurately measuring the complex pedestrian flows of Amsterdam Central Station since the beginning of May. The insights enable NS to optimise the often complex pedestrian flows. Tracking and counting sensors at the station’s entrances and exits pick up are used, including WiFi tracking from mobile devices, such as mobile phones and tablets.

The practical process how to come to a successful implementation is discussed, with topics like:

– Client questions that can be answered by measuring

– What sensors to use and accuracy of sensors Continue reading ““SMART Station Amsterdam: Big Data to manage Big Crowds” – Presented by Eelco Thiellier, Royal HaskoningDHV”

What is Smart industry and how can you assure that new technologies do make your business smarter? Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will explain at ISN Conference, Nov 15

Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will speak about “Smart Industry and Intelligent Sensors, a practical approach on how new technologies can make your business more competitive” at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, November 15, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Continue reading “What is Smart industry and how can you assure that new technologies do make your business smarter? Mark Peters, IJssel Technologie, will explain at ISN Conference, Nov 15”

“Sensors, how to get them faster, smaller and add more functionality” – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO

“Sensors, how to get them faster, smaller and add more functionality” – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, Nov 15, at High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

I will highlight the development effort within TNO to make sensors smaller and faster and ways to add more functionality. I will focus on sensors for Structural Health Monitoring purposes. Continue reading ““Sensors, how to get them faster, smaller and add more functionality” – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO”