PACE catches up Craig Segers and David Turner from Rockwell Automation at the company’s recent TechEd on the Gold Coast to talk about the challenges that face the oil and gas sector in carrying out digital transformations. With operations spanning multiple and often remote regions, with heavy capital investment and vast supply chains, the oil … Continue reading Digitising oil and gas
Written by Bob Murphy, SVP, Connected Enterprises Consulting at Rockwell Automation. Digital transformation has the potential to address many of the challenges facing the manufacturing industry today. A study conducted by LNS Research on the current state of industrial transformation revealed that 28 per cent of companies embarking on industrial transformation programmes are actively reaping … Continue reading Is your digital transformation programme supporting your operations and enterprise goals?
Talk about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is all the rage. But what are the real advantages of digital technologies associated with the concept? PACE speaks with Ali Hafeez from Endress+Hauser to find out about the tangible benefits of data-based technology. The concept of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has become pervasive across … Continue reading Making the abstract concrete in IIoT
Rockwell Automation’s new Australian regional director, Anthony Wong, gives us his thoughts on his new role and where automation is heading over the next decade. Anthony Wong is very engaging. He has an easy laugh, but a serious undertone that lets you know he is here to do business. Recently appointed as Australian regional director … Continue reading Getting automated one step at a time
A new report from the Australian Industry (Ai) Group has outlined the state of business digitalisation as more companies transition to Industry 4.0, providing a set of recommendations on how to overcome lingering challenges. The report, titled The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Australian businesses in transition, indicates that an increasing number of company business models are … Continue reading More businesses transitioning to Industry 4.0, new report finds
The latest general meeting of the IICA in Sydney, which took place at Strathfield Golf Club in mid-April, featured a presentation by Manny Romero, the director of ETM Pacific, who explained how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the control system environment. Romero began by addressing the inherent woolliness of the concept of … Continue reading Explaining the process: IIoT and the future of control systems
35 Open Integration partners gathered together at Endress+Hauser in Reinach, Switzerland, to share their experiences and thoughts for the first time. A highlight of the event was a presentation from representatives of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries outlining how they benefit from the partner program during digitalisation of their processes – and what they would … Continue reading Open Integration partners meet to discuss digitalisation
New research undertaken by Swinburne, PwC, Siemens and the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) – as part of the Australian Industry (Ai) Group Industry 4.0 Forum agenda – has identified the ways in which manufacturing businesses and workforces must adapt to changes being wrought by Industry 4.0. The research report, titled Transforming Australian Manufacturing: Preparing … Continue reading New report: collaboration needed to drive Industry 4.0 innovation and growth
UNSW Sydney will lead Australia’s first fully integrated smart city trial in partnership with Providence Asset Group (PAG) and Tamworth City Council, in a deal announced at an event at the University this week. The trial will be the first based on Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and include applications across transport, energy, health, telecommunications … Continue reading Partnership exploring the potential of smart cities powered by hybrid energy storage
An advanced manufacturing Industry 4.0 hub will be established at Swinburne University. The hub is funded by a $2 million grant from the Victorian government’s Future Industries Fund and will pioneer a new model of university-industry collaboration where businesses and universities not only co-create technology but also business strategy. It will work with local manufacturers to … Continue reading Swinburne University gets advanced manufacturing Industry 4.0 hub
A nanosatellite mission control station has launched in South Australia. Fleet Space Technologies has opened a commercial tracking station to track and transmit data from nanosatellites in the Internet of Things (IoT) global network. The ground station opened in late-July at Pinkerton Plains, 80km north of Adelaide. It completes the mission control centre built at … Continue reading Nanosatellite mission control station launched in South Australia
Australian tradespeople who manage billions of dollars of equipment that keeps facilities open, are the new frontline in the advance of the Internet of Things (IoT). The internet and smartphones are necessities when running a business, so trade services must embrace the next phase of business evolution in order to remain relevant in the market. … Continue reading Internet of Things changes the way trade services operate
The risk of cyber-attacks is a growing problem, as monitoring and control of core Australian infrastructures becomes more complex. With Australia’s utility operators more susceptible to cyber-attacks than ever, there could be widespread disruption across the nation. On Tuesday the 24th of July, in Sydney, a panel of experts talked about how companies can manage … Continue reading Risk of cyber-attacks a growing problem for core Australian infrastructures
Thyseenkrupp’s IIoT platform, toii, is an in-house development that connects machines of different makes and generations. Toii allows machines to communicate with each other. Due to predictive maintenance, the platform is supposed to forecast the necessity of machine services in the future. The name chosen by the business area is a double play on words … Continue reading Breakthrough in the digital transformation
As it stands, around ten billion devices are currently connected to the Internet out of a potential 1.5 trillion that could connect. It’s also predicted that by 2020, around 50 billion devices will be connected. Think about that for a second. That’s only three years away, and the number of internet-connected smart devices will have … Continue reading How IoT drives profitability and growth
IBM and Bosch have announced a collaboration for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), making available Bosch IoT Suite services on open standards-based IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson IoT platforms for users to efficiently update their IoT devices.