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”

Smart sensors are adding value to automation technology

The state of automation is rapidly changing, and one of the main reasons is smart devices. With such capabilities as embedded computing and storage, wired and/or wireless communications, the ability to interact with the outside world or perform autonomous actions, or some degree of descriptive or predictive analytics, smart sensors are adding value to automation technology.

In one example, a smart gas chromatograph has a built-in “software assistant” that guides even less experienced personnel through most installation, operation and maintenance procedures. Continue reading “Smart sensors are adding value to automation technology”

IoT: Glimpse into the future of food and water

In the near future, IoT will drive tremendous innovation in the way our food is grown, processed, distributed, stored, and consumed. Plants and animals will literally have a “voice.” Not a human voice, per se, but a voice based on data that can tell people, computers, and machines when, for example, they are thirsty, need more sun, require medicine, or need individual attention. Continue reading “IoT: Glimpse into the future of food and water”

Smart/Intelligent Sensors Market Value to Reach US$21.60 Billion by 2019

In a recent market study, Transparency Market Research (TMR), a market intelligence company based in the U.S., projects the global smart/intelligent sensors market to reach US$21.60 billion by 2019, increasing from US$9.0 billion in 2012 at a 12.2% CAGR from 2013 to 2019.The report, titled “Smart/Intelligent Sensors Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 – 2019”, Continue reading “Smart/Intelligent Sensors Market Value to Reach US$21.60 Billion by 2019”

The Rise of The Machines: Industrial IoT, the Next Wave of Innovation

The next wave of innovation about to wash over the connected world is the industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Beyond smart watches and FitBits, forward-thinking businesses are applying the concept of IoT to complex, psychical machinery, like jet engines and locomotives, to unleash unexpected growth opportunities and fuel innovation. Combined with data analytics, companies can leverage the industrial IoT to impact the economy, the job market and the future; and it has the potential to add $15 trillion to the global economy in 2030, according to Accenture. Continue reading “The Rise of The Machines: Industrial IoT, the Next Wave of Innovation”