CESMII Blog – Interesting Articles on All Things Smart Manufacturing

 

The CESMII Blog is a collection of valuable content that will be of interest to our members and the Smart Manufacturing / Industry 4.0 / Industrie 4.0 community.  We develop some of this content and we curate some of this content.  Curated content is available from CESMII Members, and our staff of industry experts.  All content is provided for the benefit of our community and third party content will be appropriately attributed.  If you have something of interest, please submit your material to marketing@cesmii.org

RRI of Japan and CESMII Partner to shape the Future of Manufacturing
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RRI of Japan and CESMII Partner to shape the Future of Manufacturing

RRI and CESMII are working together to drive the digital transformation of manufacturing. Areas of shared interest include educational benchmarking, technical standards and decarbonization.
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CESMII Smart Manufacturing Summit – November 2, 4, 9 & 10
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CESMII Smart Manufacturing Summit – November 2, 4, 9 & 10

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Database First vs Intelligence First
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Database First vs Intelligence First

One thing plants typically have in abundance are sources of operational data. It is tempting to think that by collecting and storing that data, information of value will be generated magically. This does not happen. Extracting actionable insight requires engaging operational experts to make sense of the data.
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Ransomware Attacks – Prevention and Mitigation
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Ransomware Attacks – Prevention and Mitigation

Ransomware is a type of malicious attack where attackers encrypt an organization’s data and demand payment to restore access. In some instances, attackers may also steal an organization’s information and demand an additional payment in return for not disclosing the information to authorities, competitors, or the public. This Ransomware Profile identifies the Cybersecurity Framework Version 1.1 security objectives that support...
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Hydrogen Mobility Infrastructure
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Hydrogen Mobility Infrastructure

One of the rapidly growing areas in transition to hydrogen as an energy carrier is in the transportation sector. Vehicles with fuel cells use hydrogen as an energy carrier with the emission being water. In this Emerson Automation Experts podcast, Denka Wangdi shares some of the challenges in the buildout of hydrogen mobility infrastructure and some of the ways advancing...
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The Industry 4.0 Marketplace
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The Industry 4.0 Marketplace

Industry 4.0 is many things, Middleware, Analytics, Cloud, Additive, IOT Communications and much more. The greatest challenge in the adoption of these new technologies, primarily revolves around two things, education and implementation costs. Of the two, implementation costs are the greatest barrier. It just costs too much to layer advanced analytics (and other Industry 4.0 technologies) onto an existing infrastructure.
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RPI Demonstrates Smart Manufacturing
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RPI Demonstrates Smart Manufacturing

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosts a Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center (SMIC), a regional extension of the national Manufacturing USA and Department of Energy-supported smart manufacturing initiative known as CESMII. The CESMII SMIC at Rensselaer is currently engaged in a project with industry partner Toward Zero to collect operational manufacturing process data from a broad variety of manufacturing equipment and make it...
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Investments in Digital Transformation Pay Off in Refining
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Investments in Digital Transformation Pay Off in Refining

A Hydrocarbon Processing article, Ergon Refining: A digital transformation story, provides a great illustration of a step-wise, scalable digital transformation journey that continues to drive business improvements. The authors, Ergon Refining’s Steve Elwart and Emerson’s Marcelo Carugo, share this journey and the results achieved.
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Steps to Success in a Digital Transformation
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Steps to Success in a Digital Transformation

Digital transformation doesn’t have to be complex. The right approach can ensure technology investments deliver the results that matter with confidence, ease and speed. How can you be sure you’re avoiding the hype around digital transformation and making sound technology investments that truly move the needle? 
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CESMII At the HITech Conference
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CESMII At the HITech Conference

CESMII – The US Smart Manufacturing Institute (one of the Manufacturing USA Institutes) has developed a roadmap for skills and training on Smart Manufacturing. This session presents an outline of potential learning modules with the goal of recruiting more community colleges to this endeavor. Topics include Smart Manufacturing concepts and principles; IIoT, digital twins, edge and cloud computing; data capture,...
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OPC Foundation Cloud Library Release Candidate
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OPC Foundation Cloud Library Release Candidate

The OPC Foundation has announced a major step in the ability to share OPC UA Information Models, through the initiative called the Cloud Library. CESMII, has standardized on OPC UA Information Models as a component of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform and Profiles (CESMII Information Models). The key to new levels of innovation and performance will only be achieved when...
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CESMII – Smart Manufacturing and a Hydrogen Economy
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CESMII – Smart Manufacturing and a Hydrogen Economy

Hydrogen is an ideal clean energy source offering a high calorific value and energy density, and multiple transport and storage methods, but most importantly it produces virtually no greenhouse emissions when combusted. Hydrogen can help meet 14% of US final energy demand by 2050. Yet, new infrastructure is required to meet this increased demand, including large-scale production plants.
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Challenges in Distributed Energy Resources
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Challenges in Distributed Energy Resources

Emerson has a new DERMS solution, the OSI digital grid software platform, that puts CESMII’s Sustainable & Energy Efficient and Flat & Real-time Smart Manufacturing First Principles into action, while empowering utilities, aggregators, and renewable generation managers. It combines the use of a unified platform that integrates plant control, digital twin simulation, advanced analytics, condition monitoring and cybersecurity solutions optimizes...
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Ectron Delivers Industrial Edge Computers
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Ectron Delivers Industrial Edge Computers

Ectron Collaborates With Microsoft to Accelerate Internet of Things Solutions With the Release of Its Server Class Edge-Computer. Similar functionality is coming for the CESMII Edge.
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NIST Cybersecurity Guidance
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NIST Cybersecurity Guidance

NIST has developed an infographic, Tips and Tactics for Control Systems Cybersecurity, with quick steps control system owners/operators can take now to get started or refreshed on their cybersecurity journey and to help manage their control system cybersecurity risks.
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A Circular Manufacturing Economy
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A Circular Manufacturing Economy

Enabling a Circular Manufacturing Economy will require new levels of interoperability and transparency. That is what CESMII is all about.
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Request for Proposals RFP3
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Request for Proposals RFP3

This RFP allocates up to $4.8M for Workforce Development, Enabling Technology R&D, Smart Manufacturing Innovation Platform (SMIP) capability development and Smart Manufacturing Innovation Projects.
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AI in Manufacturing
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AI in Manufacturing

Join CESMII for a thought provoking discussion about the role of Artificial Intelligence and advanced analytics in Manufacturing. This one hour Webinar will have domain experts from leading companies in industry, as well as experts from both UCLA and CESMII.
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OPC Foundation Cloud Library Initiative
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OPC Foundation Cloud Library Initiative

The OPC Foundation Joint Working Group on the Cloud Library is developing the Companion Specifications for how to share Information Models.
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The Evolution of Smart Manufacturing
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The Evolution of Smart Manufacturing

Dr. Jim Davis, Vice Provost of IT at the Office of Advanced Research Computing at UCLA defines smart manufacturing, and explains how it’s evolved over the past two decades, and provides some unique examples of how smart manufacturing is being used today.
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