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Robotics: What’s Coming Next?


The uses and capabilities have changed dramatically since seeing them at a 1982 trade show demonstration picking up a box on a placing it on a pallet. Applications today range from hospital operating rooms to […]

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Business Analytics. Do you know where your business is headed?


Business analytics (BA) is the iterative, methodical exploration of an organization’s data, with an emphasis on statistical analysis. Business analytics is used by companies that use data-driven decision-making. Data-driven companies treat their data as a […]

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John DeLorean would be ecstatic!!


The Disruption of the Automotive Industry by Electrification I am not saying that John would be ecstatic that a man from Cornwall claiming to be his son has built a three-wheeled gull-wing vehicle from a […]

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You need a data detective!


Data isn’t helpful unless we know what we are measuring. Tim Harford has recently released a fantastically insightful book called “The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics”. It is statistics and […]

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What are the 5 Levels of Automation?


Have you ever heard of the Automation Pyramid? What is it and what does it represent? The Automation Pyramid is a pictorial representation of the 5 different levels of automation found in the manufacturing industry. […]

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Secure PLC Coding Practices to Combat Growing Cybersecurity Threats


Can, or worse yet will, cyber attackers target the manufacturing world soon?  With the industrial world becoming more and more automated and digitized there is the growing and legitimate concern that cyber attackers will see […]

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