Manufacturing & Industrial Automation Lead The Way

first_imgI’m always surprised that some people think of manufacturing as stodgy, old school and slow to change – in my view, nothing could be further from the truth! All the evidence shows that the manufacturing industry has consistently led the way from mechanical production, powered by steam in the 18th century, to mass production in the 19th century, followed by 20th century automated production.The data center merging with the factory floorFast forward to today. The fourth industrial revolution is well underway, driven by IoT, edge computing, cloud and big data. And once again, manufacturers are at the forefront of intelligent production, leading the way in adopting technologies like augmented reality, 3D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, cloud-based supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) plus programmable automation controllers (PACs). Watch the video below that addresses how manufacturers are changing to embrace Industry 4.0.In fact, I always visualize the fourth industrial revolution, otherwise known as Industry 4.0, as the data center merging with the factory floor, where you have the perfect blend of information and operational technology working together in tandem. Let’s look at a couple of examples.Helping monitor and manage industrial equipmentOne of our customers, Emerson, a fast-growing Missouri-based company with more than 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, provides automation technology for thousands of chemical, power, and oil & gas organizations around the world. Today, Emerson customers are demanding more than just reliable control valves. They need help performing predictive maintenance on those valves.To address these needs, Emerson worked with Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions to develop and deploy an industrial automation solution that collects IoT data to help its customers better monitor, manage and troubleshoot critical industrial equipment. With our support, Emerson successfully developed a new wireless-valve monitoring solution and brought it to market faster than the competition. This is just the first step in what Emerson sees as a bigger journey to transform services across its entire business. You can read more about our work together here.Bringing AI to the supply chain to reduce waste and energyMeanwhile, San-Francisco based Noodle.ai has partnered with us to deliver the world’s first “Enterprise AI” data platform for manufacturing and supply chain projects.This solution allows customers to anticipate and plan for the variables affecting business operations, including product quality, maintenance, downtime, costs, inventory and flow. Using AI, they can mitigate issues before they happen, solve predictive challenges, reduce waste and material defects as well as cutting the energy required to create new products.For example, one end-customer, a $2 billion specialty steel manufacturer, needed to increase profit per mill hour, meet increasing demand for high quality steel at predictable times, and reduce the amount of energy consumed. Using the “Enterprise AI” data platform, the customer reported $80 million savings via reduced energy costs, freight costs, scrapped product, and raw material input costs.Helping design innovative and secure voting technologyYet, another customer, Democracy Live wanted to deliver a secure, flexible, off-the-shelf balloting device that would make voting accessible to persons with disabilities and that could replace outdated, proprietary and expensive voting machines.After a comprehensive review of vendors and products, Democracy Live asked us to design a standardized voting tablet and software image. Our Dell Latitude solution complete with Intel processors and pre-loaded with Democracy Live software and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system provides strong security and advanced encryption.And the good news for Democracy Live that we take all the headaches away by managing the entire integration process, including delivery to end-users. The result? Secure, accessible voting with up to 50 percent savings compared with the cost of proprietary voting machines. Read what Democracy Live has to say about our collaboration here.Change is constantMeanwhile, the revolution continues. Did you know that, according to IDC, by the end of this year 60 percent of plant workers at G2000 manufacturers will work alongside robotics, while 50 percent of manufacturing supply chains will have an in-house or outsourced capability for direct-to-consumption shipments and home delivery? More details available here.Unlock the power of your dataDon’t get left behind! Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions is here to help you move through the digital transformation journey, solve your business challenges and work with you to re-design your processes. We can help you use IoT and embedded technologies to connect machines, unlock the power of your data, and improve efficiency and quality on the factory floor.And don’t forget we offer the broadest range of ruggedized and industrial grade products, designed for the most challenging environments, including servers, edge computing, laptops and tablets. We’d love to hear from you – contact us here and do stay in touch.Learn more about our work in industrial automation at Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions.Follow us on Twitter @delltechoem and @RonAtDell.Join our LinkedIn Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions Showcase page.last_img read more

Bech-Bruun Advises Marubeni Offshore Japan

first_imgBech-Bruun has advised Marubeni Corporation and its partners on the legal and commercial matters in relation to the Akita Noshiro offshore wind project in Japan.  The project will comprise two wind farms that will feature turbines installed on bottom-fixed foundations and will have a combined capacity of 140MW. To remind, a consortium led by Marubeni recently announced it will start building Akita Noshiro, the first large-scale offshore wind project in Japan established on a commercial basis, later this month. Bech-Bruun has since February 2017 advised on the structure of the project and assisted in the procurement process including drafting and negotiation of major supply contracts. center_img The construction of the onshore substations and transmission lines is scheduled to start this month, and the commercial operations are expected in 2022. Apart from Marubeni, the consortium includes Obayashi Corporation, Tohoku Sustainable & Renewable Energy, Cosmo Eco Power, The Kansai Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power, The Akita Bank, Ohmori, Sawakigumi Corporation, Kyowa Oil, Katokensetsu, Kanpu, and Sankyo.last_img read more

Zidane faces selection headache ahead of Man City cracker

first_imgReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane faces a late selection dilemma ahead of their crunch Champions League last 16 second leg at Manchester City on August 7. Los Blancos returned to domestic action in style, with an unbeaten run of 11 games allowing them the chance to overhaul Barcelona and win a first league title since 2017. Zidane kept rotations to a minimum during their impressive, with Thibaut Courtois, Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Casemiro and Karim Benzema all ever present. However, as per the front page of Monday’s edition of Diario AS, the French coach still has one key decision to make ahead of the trip to England. Ferland Mendy should replace Marcelo, with the Brazilian recovering from injury, and Eden Hazard will partner Benzema, in front of veteran trio Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.Advertisement Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Most Beloved First Ladies Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot Read Also: UEFA Champions League ready to restart, at long last That leaves just one spot up for grabs at the Etihad Stadium, with Isco, Marco Asensio and Federico Valverde all battling to be named in the starting XI. Gareth Bale should named on the bench again, after the Welsh international started just one game following the restart of the domestic 2019-20 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard hilariously shoots down Christmas question

first_img#Raptors Star Kawhi Leonard (@kawhileonard) on how he reacts to rumors and reports on the radio and TV. #Clippers pic.twitter.com/5LtuaNxH4i— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) December 12, 2018“I don’t really watch TV too much,” Leonard told reporters. “There’s a lot of different things you can do these days with different apps or websites you can go to and watch TV shows, movies, etc.”The Raptors went on to win 123-99 against the Clippers, but they had to do it without Leonard as he was sidelined with a sore right hip. The 27-year-old originally suffered the injury late in Toronto’s 104-99 home loss to the Bucks on Sunday. He went through the shootaround before the matchup in Los Angeles, but was still sore.In his first season with the Raptors, Leonard is averaging 26.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and three assists as Toronto is now 22-7 and at the top of the Eastern Conference. Kawhi Leonard injury update: Raptors star (hip) will miss game vs. Warriors Kawhi Leonard doesn’t appear to be in the holiday spirit just yet. Before the Raptors faced the Clippers on Tuesday, the Toronto guard was given a relatively easy question when asked if he could talk about his favorite Christmas moment.  But Leonard didn’t want to answer the question as he simply said: “Not right now.” Reporter – “Merry Christmas. Can you talk about your favorite Christmas moment?”Kawhi Leonard – “Not right now.”#Clippers #Raptors pic.twitter.com/2tAlyg7e72— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) December 12, 2018He was willing to give a more thorough answer on how he reacts to rumors and reports on the radio and TV, though he didn’t reveal very much.  Related Newslast_img read more