HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Page 1/2  >  >>
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Thank you Rob
Rob Spiegel   2/4/2014 11:38:21 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree Ryanl. But I think we're moving away from the army of high-paid low-skilled workers was saw for decades.

ryanl
User Rank
Iron
Re: Thank you Rob
ryanl   1/30/2014 4:02:48 PM
NO RATINGS
I think the plants are still employing people.  The types of jobs may of course evolve over time, however there will always be the need for people regardless of the level we get to with automation.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Thank you Rob
Rob Spiegel   1/23/2014 12:34:21 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks Ryan. Yes, it was a good subject. Amazing how automation devices are changing manufacturing. I heard someone say the other day, "Manufacturing is conming back to North America, but the plants don't employ people any longer."

ryanl
User Rank
Iron
Thank you Rob
ryanl   1/22/2014 3:51:56 PM
NO RATINGS
I am happy to see the interest and the feedback on this topic.  Thank you Rob for providing me with the opportunity to speak to you regarding it.  I am happy to provide any additional feedback to anyone who may be interested in learning more about what Siemens is doing in this area.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A more efficient system
Rob Spiegel   1/15/2014 2:21:29 PM
NO RATINGS
That's a very good question, Ann. Certainly vibration sensors and heat sensors are deployed for this purpose. There's probably much more. I'll see what I can find out.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: IoT and predictive analytics
Rob Spiegel   1/15/2014 2:13:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Good point, Naperlou. Since the intelligence is in the software, it can be delpoyed elsewhere and it can be continually improved.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Predictive maintenance: the human version
Rob Spiegel   1/15/2014 12:27:19 PM
NO RATINGS
William K, it sounds like you figured out your own sensor for determinging the age and vicosity of your car's oil. Not sure when we'll see a sensor that reads the lubricating value of car oil, but it's time will likely come.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Predictive maintenance: the human version
William K.   1/15/2014 12:10:43 PM
NO RATINGS
Rob, On the last car that I owned that had an oil pressure gauge, which was a while back, it was fairly obvious when the oil had changed properties, since the oil pressure would drop more when the engine was at idle. Newer oil, with the required viscosity would not drop as far when the engine would return to a warm idle. 

Actually though, the mechanism of sensing a loss of lubricating properties that could be done in a way cheap enough for the auto companies to buy it, would be very interesting. So please be sure to post that announcement when you get it.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Predictive maintenance: the human version
Rob Spiegel   1/15/2014 11:47:05 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, William K. One day we'll probably have sensors that will tell us when our car's oil has become less effective for lubricating. Then we will change our oil when it actually needs changing rather than changing it at an arbitrary mileage or time.

William K.
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Predictive maintenance: the human version
William K.   1/13/2014 8:09:24 PM
NO RATINGS
Rob, that is true. Monitoring individual parts can provide more advanced detection, as well as working in areas that have no human operators or other human presence. And once the monitoring system knows what is OK and what is not, it may be able to predict problems sooner.

Page 1/2  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Advertised as the "Most Powerful Tablet Under $100," the Kindle Fire HD 6 was too tempting for the team at iFixit to pass up. Join us to find out if inexpensive means cheap, irreparable, or just down right economical. It's teardown time!
The first photos made with a 3D-printed telescope are here and they're not as fuzzy as you might expect. A team from the University of Sheffield beat NASA to the goal. The photos of the Moon were made with a reflecting telescope that cost the research team 100 to make (about $161 US).
At Medical Design & Manufacturing Midwest, Joe Wascow told Design News how Optimal Design prototyped a machine that captures the wing-beat of a duck.
The increased adoption of wireless technology for mission-critical applications has revved up the global market for dynamic electronic general purpose (GP) test equipment. As the link between cloud networks and devices -- smartphones, tablets, and notebooks -- results in more complex devices under test, the demand for radio frequency test equipment is starting to intensify.
Much of the research on lithium-ion batteries is focused on how to make the batteries charge more quickly and last longer than they currently do, work that would significantly improve the experience of mobile device users, as well EV and hybrid car drivers. Researchers in Singapore have come up with what seems like the best solution so far -- a battery that can recharge itself in mere minutes and has a potential lifespan of 20 years.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
9/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
9/10/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Oct 20 - 24, How to Design & Build an Embedded Web Server: An Embedded TCP/IP Tutorial
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: 10/28-10/30 11:00 AM
Sponsored by Stratasys
Next Class: 10/28-10/30 2:00 PM
Sponsored by Gates Corporation
Next Class: 11/11-11/13 2:00 PM
Sponsored by Littelfuse
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service