adidas and Siemens today announced their intention to collaborate in the digital production of sporting goods. As part of a joint research and development program, the partners will be working to drive forward the digitalization of the adidas SPEEDFACTORY to ultimately develop capabilities for fast, transparent and individualized production.
ABB today commercially launched ABB Ability, its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, at ABB Customer World in Houston.
With the commercial launch of more than 180 solutions and services today, ABB is unlocking value for customers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. By combining ABB’s deep domain expertise with network connectivity and the latest digital technologies and innovations, ABB Ability creates powerful solutions and services that solve real business problems and produce tangible business opportunities.
Across the five main areas of IoT (wearables, home, cities, enterprise, environment) and the key verticals we cover (manufacturing, energy, oil, automotive, healthcare, government, insurance), you could...
• Werner Struth: “Bosch is opening up the benefits of connected industry to operators of older machines as well.”
• Customer benefits include predictive maintenance
• Industry 4.0 retrofit solutions is a global market worth billions
• Solution includes new PPMP machine language
Digital twins are the key to achieving smart factories. They will open the door to the manufacturing industry’s cyber-physical future.
Digital twins are cyber clones of physical things. Their use in product design and planning is big news at the moment, and using them to plan entire factories is potentially the next major step toward smart manufacturing.