The size of the global big data market in the manufacturing industry is estimated to reach 9.11 billion US dollars by 2026. However, the data generated from IoT and supply chains must be stored somewhere, whether that be in the cloud or data centres.
Fuelled by fierce demand for faster and more efficient production, growth in Industry 4.0 spending is predicted to reach $300 billion by 2023. This data comes from IoT Analytic’s Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing report, which states predictive maintenance technologies are among the top Industry 4.0 use cases.
When it comes to the design and engineering of electrical systems, there are many challenges. These include quick access to consistent product data, optimal parts positioning, fault-free wiring of components and the automated engineering of electrical schematics. However, a comprehensive data library and scalable software tools can make the whole design process quicker and easier.
Aerospace technology means engineering for extreme conditions. To launch satellites precisely into space, everything has to be right, and not just on launch day.
Having used traditional CAD packages in the past which required time-consuming manual working processes, Elmleigh Electrical Systems Limited, integrator of electrical and mechanical automation systems, made the decision to look for a more suitable CAE software tool which would help it achieve its ambitious growth plans.
Frankfurt Airport, Germany's largest international airport and Lufthansa's global hub, is expanding with the assistance of WSCAD's E-CAD software platform. Fraport Aufbau Süd GmbH, responsible for planning the new Terminal 3 including its building automation system, selected the WSCAD SUITE for its speed and flexibility in implementing 150,000 automation functions across the entire 403,000m² structure.
Time-sensitive networking (TSN) has been touted as a means to help Industry 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications achieve higher production efficiency as well as lower maintenance costs. Industry players who have started to utilise TSN technologies have demonstrated to the world that TSN is not just an embryonic idea, but a concrete technology. However, there are questions you should be asking before making TSN investments.
Today’s ecosystem of industrial automation is characterised by many media disruptions during the processing and transfer of documentation. It is essential to resolve these issues within the development process for machines and plant systems – via targeted collaboration among all stakeholders and systems.
The year 2020 has been completely out of the ordinary and it has taken each and every one of us by surprise. From the level of individuals to that of local communities and multinational corporations, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, travel and relate to each other. This has also led to many businesses changing their traditional processes to the online environment, digitising their data and removing bottlenecks in the “new normal” working world.
Since taking over LCA Group in 2017, Managing Director Alan Sheppard has always maintained a focus on innovation, and the use of cutting-edge technology to further the firm’s manufacturing and assembly capabilities.
An electrical CAD package is speeding up Panther Engineering’s control panel design, in line with the latest developments in the automotive and aerospace sectors.
There are few qualities so desirable for a business to have than an ability to adapt to change. Industries evolve, circumstances shift, but what remains over time are those businesses with the foresight and flexibility to move with the tides.
Cable faults are the most common faults in high-voltage networks. The industry and society are extremely impatient when faced with a lack of electricity. But the cable fault location process is not straightforward – it is very intuitive work and requires many instruments and tools.
At the Hannover Messe Digital Edition, Eplan presented a first look at the coming Eplan Platform, being launched in the summer.
Industry 4.0 is an established trend in factory automation, aimed at increasing convergence and transparency. By implementing systems with these capabilities, businesses can gain greater insights into their processes, hence achieving better quality, productivity and reduced costs. The technology that is delivering these benefits is Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN).