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Keep up the good work!

Iron

So, is Flexibility in smart machines the prime objective in providing application solutions, and what are the next challenges?

Thanks for having me Rob.  If there are more questions please feel free to send me an email: david.kirklen@siemens.com  Take care all and thanks DN Radio.

 

Iron

Excellent program, David. Thanks for sharing your expertise.

Blogger

Rob you certainly are correct in the transistion to more visual devices.  To take it one step further lets have a smart machine send you a text message..  It there.  Did you know that there are apps developed for your smart phone that enable the monitoring and even ability to control machines.  SCARY!!!  But again its all there and needs to just be unlocked.  The ablity to remotely diagnose, monitor, and control a machine is possible and is being done.  These things as I said before really make the world smaller and make machines more capable.

Iron

Have smart machines changed the nature of how control engineers interact with the plant? Are we seeing the plant become more of a video-based HMI platform where problems are detected through software as opposed to the old style of running the plant by walking around and listening for problems?

Blogger

Maintenance has certainly changed and for the better.  Smart machines have sensing technology as an inherent component and that tells the technicians where the problem is so that it can be resolved with less effort, less downtime and overall lower cost to the producer.  Smart machines when done right can make all the difference..

Iron

Thanks again, Dave.  

Iron

Hi Rom,

Yes smart machines do enable greater implementation of automation in manufacturing.  Plants with smart machines require fewer people to do simple tasks and shift the focus toward what the facility was designed to do.... Produce Produce produce... 

Iron

How have smart machines changed maintenance? Is predictive or preventive maintenance built into the machines?

Blogger

TimDaro,

Smart machines can and do cross network communication platforms.  They are only bound by the ability of that communication medium to handle the amount of traffic present on it.  The use of new and improved industrial ethernet communications mediums such as Profinet and Ethernet are examples of where thins are headed..

Iron

Agree completely, based on my experience calling on those markets.  Thanks, Dave.  Great job, as always!  

Iron

Do smart machines enable greater automation in manufacturing? In other words, do plants with smart machines require fewer manual tasks?

Blogger

Hi TimDaro,

Smart machine technology is not market dependent.  The ablitiy to deploy the capability is there for all markets and the key really is in the identification of what pieces you want to unlock relative to that application.  In such sophisticated markets as automotive and packaging it is even more important to consider the use of smart machines and devices because the payoff is much greater in the long run. 

Iron

Are the smart machines able to converse equally on the various network communication platforms currently in the market?  

Iron

Are there certain markets such as automotive assembly, packaging etc. where smart machines have greater applicability?  

Iron

I apologize for the techinical difficulities on the backend, the show is now current and live. The on-demand recording will be available ASAP after the live portion is over and David will leave his contact info here if there are any questions. The link is http://www.designnews.com/radio.asp?webinar_id=30020

Please refresh now...it is live.

 

Stream shows it lasts for 33:22. Should we refresh this page at say, 2:35PM, or will you be emailing us a different link?

Iron

If you want to hear the show in live time, just dial 858-769-3339 on your cell and listen.  Dave is our client and he's one of the brightest bulbs on the shelf!   

Iron

OK, thanks for the clarification!

I apologize there is techinical difficulty on the backend and the audio is set to a previous radio show. I am working on this. The show will be on-demand as soon as the show is over.

Oops same page. "technical difficulty," indeed!

Pretty sure we're on next week's webinar, LOL.

Iron

I'm on page:
Smart Machines Make the Grade for Control Applications
Date / Time: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 2:00 P.M. New York

... But I'll try the link ...

Iron

I'm looking into this...there is technical difficulty...

Please refresh your screen...David isn't referring to slides and there isn't a Warren on the line...here is the link:
http://www.designnews.com/radio.asp?webinar_id=30020

Then why is Warren referring to "slides"?

 

Iron

Hi Bob - radio shows are done a little differently, it is audio only unlike webinars which have a slide deck to see. Radio shows are more of an interview. Thank you for attending.

There is no slide deck for this program, Bob.

 

Blogger

Don't see the slides either.

Iron

I cannot find the slide pack to download - have attended 3 other DN webinars and the slide pack has been right here on the chat page. But not for this one?

Iron

Dave is sooooo good!  Really knows his stuff.  Please tell me offline how many are in the house.  Thanks.  

Iron

I dialed in on my cell.  Sorry, I thought it was broadcast online.  

Iron

Hi Tim! David will log in as soon as the show is over for the Q&A.

Good Morning/Afternoon Everyone! Thank you for joining our radio show today. Please feel free to submit your questions here and David will answer them at the end of the show.

Hello everyone! From Monterrey Mexico!

How do I log on?  

 

Iron

Hi everone. We'll get started in about 55 minutes.

Blogger

See you on June 20

Blogger


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