Jeremy Shinton, Edge Computing Product Manager at Mitsubishi Electric, looks at how to implement a winning digital strategy using the right technologies.Developing and implementing digital transformation programmes is crucial for manufacturing businesses. Advances in aggregation, analysis and mining of big data – as well as artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing, industrial automation and networking – offer a range of ideal tools to develop highly accurate digital management, monitoring and control models for machines, systems, processes and other assets.These virtual systems can be used to forecast future equipment requirements (e.g. for predictive maintenance), or to optimise monitoring and control strategies aimed at improving production processes. In both cases, digital models allow manufacturers to increase plant productivity and efficiency by offering a clear, in-depth process understanding.
Read the full article in the November issue of PBSI
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