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taimoortariq
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Re:Connectivity Enabling Smart Manufacturing
taimoortariq   6/30/2013 10:55:35 AM
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Nice article share apresure, it is nice to see advancement in the field of automation & control through the production of more flexible and efficient machines. It is great to see ethernet becoming source of convergence b/w enterprise and production.

Rob Spiegel
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Re:Connectivity Enabling Smart Manufacturing
Rob Spiegel   6/27/2013 6:46:42 PM
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That's what I understand, Ann. I haven't heard anything more abut a shortage of control, engineers. 

Ann R. Thryft
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Re:Connectivity Enabling Smart Manufacturing
Ann R. Thryft   6/26/2013 12:52:08 PM
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Rob, I remember you saying before that the looming retirement issue needed to be addressed. Sounds like this is one way to do that.

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Re:Connectivity Enabling Smart Manufacturing
Rob Spiegel   6/26/2013 10:31:28 AM
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This change takes a huge burden off the control, engineer -- who used to spend countless hours doing -- or paying for -- original programming. This is happening at a time when the baby boom control engineers are starting to retire. There was plenty of concern that this generation was taking its knowledge out the door. Suppliers now say that knowledge is getting captured in the software.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re:Connectivity Enabling Smart Manufacturing
Ann R. Thryft   6/25/2013 12:39:32 PM
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Thanks for the clarification, Rob. I see what you mean. I didn't realize that electronic smarts had been integrated to that extent in control devices.

Rob Spiegel
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Re:Connectivity Enabling Smart Manufacturing
Rob Spiegel   6/25/2013 11:06:02 AM
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Ann, we're also see devices that come smart. So there is less of the traditional integration required. As one supplier put it: Now, you put the devices on the line and they come awake and say, "Here I am."

William K.
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Connectivity is the sole enabler???
William K.   6/19/2013 10:05:56 PM
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We have machine design and building companies building new machines that include connectivivty, snd don't admit that the rest of the machine is new as well.  So how much is real invention and how much is working for the camera? Which then does not achieve that much,

Ann R. Thryft
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Re:Connectivity Enabling Smart Manufacturing
Ann R. Thryft   6/19/2013 12:56:54 PM
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Rob, I had the same thought. It requires suppliers, or at least distributors and system integrators, to do more of the integrating.



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Connectivity the Key
apresher   6/18/2013 9:10:19 AM
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Outside North America, the situation is quite different and the worldwide market share of EtherNet/IP is roughly the same as Profinet at about 30% each.  What continues to surprise me is the emphasis on connectivity as a major area for increasing performance and productivity. The ability to communicate more information, more easily is the key point in the next round of "smarter" manufacturing.

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Re: Smart machines for small control staffs
Charles Murray   6/17/2013 7:13:27 PM
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It's interesting to see how discussions on intelligent and integrated manufacturing so often come back to Ethernet/IP. What a difference a decade can make.  

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