As manufacturing moves toward Smart Factories that optimize manufacturing processes, great advances in machine connectivity are adding value to automation, production data management and machine intelligence like never before.
The integration of ERP and MES starts with a cultural change within a manufacturer that embraces Big Data, mobile and Internet of Things technologies. They must add new data and process integration capabilities to their operations and improve flow/use-of-data from the top floor to shop floor. By doing this now, they will avoid becoming overwhelmed and outflanked by their competition.
Digitalization and Internet of Things technologies will likely increase the volume of cyberattacks. Connected devices, online portals, and sharing of data between enterprises create risks. What can a manufacturer do? Are there safeguards that can be taken? Of course.
Another look at how the Smart Factory connects and integrates real-time information, advanced technology and human ingenuity in the application of manufacturing intelligence to every aspect of the business. Welcome to competition in the Internet of Things.
As digital and virtual simulation optimize its mechanical, control and networking capabilities, the machine tool of the future will be redefined as a functional node in the broader network of the Internet of Things.
This deal adds collaborative cloud-based ECM and automated accounts payable solutions to Epicor ERP solutions.
Membership will help expand their communications app for connecting machines.
They are the first CNC machine tool builder to be ISO 9001:2015 certified.
FactoryWiz Monitoring software from Refresh Your Memory transfers data to/from machines acting as FTP Clients, FTP Servers, or Microsoft SMB servers, such as sharing machine inspection probe data with quality systems for faster, improved in-process reviews.
The Argonaut MES from RedViking is the first manufacturing performance platform of its kind that lets users install only the manufacturing apps they need, only where they need them, and control them from a central location.
The Next Generation Control from Haas features vastly improved connectivity, a significantly improved user interface, more consistent and intuitive navigation, a better organized layout with easier to read screens, updated colors and enhanced graphics.