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IoT in a Job Shop. Really?

Posted by Ed Weston on Oct 17, 2018 11:40:30 AM

“If the machines are cutting, there’s a chance to make money.”  But how much are the machines in a job shop actually running?  How much uptime are you actually getting?  And how do you learn how to measure what you thought your capacity was compared to your actual capacity?

According to Andy McCartney, President of Willoughby’s Bowden Manufacturing, these are problems that have bugged him for 19 ½ years since he took over the company.  But, as he explained in recent Lunch n Learn, an investment a year ago in a new digital technology is providing him data that’s making a difference for his business.

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Topics: Internet of Things, Bowden Manufacturing, Cleveland Foundation, Manufacturing Events, Industry 4.0, MUT Technology, Andrew McCartney, Technology, Sensors

Ubuntu

Posted by John Colm, WIRE-Net President and Executive Director on Dec 11, 2017 2:32:04 PM

Ubuntu is a Zulu phrase which, loosely translated, implies that you are a person because of other people.

Well, WIRE-Net's 2020 VISION Strategic Direction exists because of other people. WIRE-Net's Board of Directors undertook the plan in large part because of the tremendous changes – in demographics, economics, technology, and politics – taking place in our region and in manufacturing.

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Topics: 2020 Vision, Talent, Workforce Development, Internet of Things, IoT

What is a Connected Enterprise?

Posted by Julie King on Mar 25, 2016 11:24:21 AM

I joined a full room of enthusiastic manufacturers today who had that question in mind. Over lunch, Bob Rossoll of Rockwell Automation explained the Rockwell Automation connected enterprise journey that began in 2007—and is still going on today.

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Topics: ERP, Lunch 'n' Learn, Rockwell Automation, IoT, Supply Chain Optimization, Connected Enterprise, Quality, Customer Service, Internet of Things

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