Security best practices to maintain integrity at the edge

Industry 4.0, IIoT, smart manufacturing; all buzzwords that we’ve been talking about for years.  Many of us have had visions of factory floors run by futuristic robots and drones reminiscent of SciFi movies like iRobot. By George Senzere, solution architect: secure...

HMI optimises people, processes and technology

When embarking on an industrial digitisation project, it’s important to consider how people, processes and technology will work together.  These three considerations are integrated in a somewhat symbiotic manner, which is why each should function optimally and...

Supply chain disruptions drive construction industry juggling act

Since 2020 South Africa’s construction industry has had to contend with enforced pandemic-induced shutdowns, civil unrest, natural disasters and more recently, the ongoing war in Ukraine, all of which have wreaked havoc on supply chains and severely hampered the...

Welcome to a world where avatars simplify machine building

In the world of machine building, core components, and the ease with which it can be selected and installed, form a vital part of overall efficiency.  Thanks to the continued proliferation of Industry 5.0 and IIoT, machine builders are now benefiting from simplified...

How manufacturers can unlock the value of data to drive BI

Data forms the backbone of any manufacturing enterprise. With continuous supply chain disruptions, the allure of data and business intelligence (BI) is the ability to look deeper into production, performance, and efficiency. For today’s industries, the issue...

Augmented reality can impede the optimisation of production

Production workers instructed with augmented reality (AR) glasses can work much faster than colleagues instructed with analog methods. However, an international study shows that they are less capable of internalizing their tasks and of making suggestions to improve...