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Published: 5/1/2016

Saving Energy Synergistically
Energy-saving systems serve as an example of a machine tool functioning as a cyber physical system in which control loops are self-monitoring and self-adapting.

Published: 4/1/2016

Valid Data Demanded
The only way to make quick evaluations in near real time and reliably communicate the results is by recording valid data with Cyber-physical systems (CPS).

Published: 2/1/2016

Where 4.0 Might Go
If the full promise of Industry 4.0 could be realized, what would that look like and how would our experience of manufacturing change?

Published: 11/2/2015

The CNC as Nerve Center
In the move to data-driven manufacturing, communication and data transfer have to be possible in all directions. The machine control is a sort of "hub" in the manufacturing environment.

Published: 9/1/2015

Actionable Data Is the Key
"Retrieve, store and analyze" summarizes the main steps a production monitoring system follows to provide actionable data: the information a shop can act on to make better decisions about manufacturing processes.

Published: 8/1/2015

The Human-in-the-Loop
Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO and co-founder of System Insights, argues that when we think of data-driven manufacturing, we shouldn't forget about the human consuming that data, since the kind of data one needs depends upon who is using it.

Published: 7/1/2015

Metrology Data in the Loop
Where will metrology fit in as the manufacturing industry moves quickly toward an environment that is driven by data and connected across the entire supply chain by a single “digital thread?” A good answer emerged at the recent HxGN Live...

Published: 5/14/2015

MTConnect in Context
The MTConnect interoperability standard is an enabling technology for the Internet of Things in manufacturing.

Published: 4/21/2015

Big Screens—Big Results
This machine tool builder is getting the most from its machine monitoring system. Making data about machine utilization very visible is helping operators make better decisions about shopfloor activities.

Published: 4/21/2015

Rethinking STEP-NC
This standardized machine tool control language enables CNC machining to be part of a larger, collaborative process.