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”
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”
On Monday, the Obama administration announced a $160 million, multi-department initiative to fund smart cities research nationwide, with the goal of using sensors and data networks to tackle problems from crime to traffic to environmental cleanup. Continue reading “US Government announces $160 million initiative to fund smart cities research nationwide”
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”
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 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”
Wireless sensor network (WSN) chipset shipments will approach half a billion this year due to due to plummeting component costs, open source software, developer platform advancements and growing demand for Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, according to global technology research firm ON World. Continue reading “WSN Chipset Shipments Expected to Reach 450 Million this Year”
Future shipping ports won’t need acres and acres of land to transfer and hold containers unloaded from ships. Instead, robotic carts and elevators will efficiently shuttle containers around multistory structures and deliver them to tractor-trailers that pull in below. Continue reading “Robotic System Could Reduce Space Needed for Ports by Half (Video)”
The Internet of Things—sensors and actuators connected by networks to computing systems—has received enormous attention over the past five years. Continue reading “IoT: Potential impact of up to $11.1 trillion annually by 2025”
A significant issue in the operation of in-line process analytical measurement systems is not knowing when pH sensors will require maintenance or if a sensor is going to fail unexpectedly. METTLER TOLEDO has a solution to this in the form of its Intelligent Sensor Management (ISM®) technology and Sensors That Learn™. Continue reading “METTLER TOLEDO Introduces Sensors That Learn™”