Electrical Fire Protection vs. Prevention: Risk Management Based on Smart Sensing

Commercial and industrial property and casualty insurers have historically focused primarily on electrical fire protection, which – in case a fire occurs – minimizes property damage and business interruption along with reducing the risk of injury and death. However, today’s quickly evolving smart sensing technologies are enabling a new, more valuable move...

Augmented reality becomes actual reality

Augmented reality (AR) was once the stuff of Hollywood fantasies. Remember Marty McFly’s son in Back to the Future II sporting a head-mounted graphical display at the kitchen table? How about the use of AR-based gesture recognition throughout Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report? Or the helmet-mounted AR display in Iron Man? Since these films hit...

Why Edge Computing is an Essential Ingredient for Food and Beverage Industry Digital Transformation

The food and beverage sector is adopting digitized processes to address common industry pain points. This includes improving the supply chain through data collection, visibility, and traceability to optimize product-to-market processes and improve overall quality. Digitalization makes this possible through the use of intelligent devices and sensors that collect data...

How industries can use automation to innovate

We cannot afford to miss this opportunity to use software-centric and data-driven automation to make meaningful change. The industrial sector is dominated by closed, propriety systems that are not designed for flexibility and prioritize vendor lock-in over innovation. Failure to apply truly open, interoperable standards for automation tools is costly on...

When Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturers Face Extreme Market Volatility, Digital Acceleration Emerges as Critical

People’s safety has become the first priority for manufacturing companies. Pandemic-driven workplace changes such as social distancing on packaging lines, restricted access to installations for performing maintenance, a depleted workforce due to quarantine regulations, and multiple other issues require innovative responses from manufacturing stakeholders. For example, in March, the Institute...

3 Ways Smart Machine Lifecycle Digital Solutions Bolster Industrial Plant Flexibility

The EcoStruxure Machine Advisor from Schneider Electric consists of three modules. Track: simple management of your machine’s fleet by creating profiles with machine history, logbooks, task management, and transparent documentation. Monitoring: collection and visualizing operational machine data that can help inform you of anomalies of your machine using the analytics...