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Connectivity Enabling Smart Manufacturing
6/17/2013

The common thread creating convergence between manufacturing and enterprise systems is connectivity enabled by advanced networking.   (Source: Rockwell Automation)
The common thread creating convergence between manufacturing and enterprise systems is connectivity enabled by advanced networking.
(Source: Rockwell Automation)

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Rob Spiegel
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Re:Connectivity Enabling Smart Manufacturing
Rob Spiegel   6/17/2013 11:34:42 AM
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I agree AnandY. This also takes a lot of pressure off the control engineering staff and puts it on the supplier. Suppliers are effectively competing to see who can make life easier -- and more productive -- for the control engineer.

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AnandY   6/17/2013 10:40:05 AM
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Ethernet provides real-time manufacturing intelligence. Naturally this will lead to smart manufacturing process which will have faster time to market, lower total costs of ownership, improved asset utilization and optimization.

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TJ McDermott   6/17/2013 10:13:14 AM
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When a project does not absolutely require Ethernet/IP, I'll still push for it for future expandability, or even for simple ease of programming.  The alternative would be programming via a serial connection (shudder).

 

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Smart machines for small control staffs
Rob Spiegel   6/17/2013 9:21:38 AM
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Nice article Al. This seems to be yet another example of smart machines that let the control engineers off the hook for original programming. Good idea with the army of boomer control engineers heading into retirement.

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