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Four ways to build a digital knowledge infrastructure – 07.15.21

Building a digital knowledge infrastructure helps younger workers learn the specific ins and outs of a company’s process from more experienced workers, giving them an advantage as they start their career.
 
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How dairy manufacturers can achieve results with Industry 4.0 – 06.19.21

Industry 4.0 can help dairy manufacturers, particularly smaller ones, by improving analytics and general operations.
 
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How IT/OT convergence starts with understanding – 06.12.21

Converging information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) is challenging, but a deep OT dive can help both sides learn a lot about their respective networks and create understanding.
 
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Addressing workforce development with a 360° approach – 06.05.21

Devising a workforce development plan to close the knowledge gaps will set everyone up for success and make the Industry 4.0 journey a successful one.
 
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Practical and Value-based Industry 4.0 – 03.21.21

Industry 4.0 might seem daunting and expensive, but manufacturers can make it practical without getting bogged down in details.
 
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Six Steps for Supporting an Automation System – 03.07.21

There’s nothing revolutionary in this six-step process; however, it is a workable model for helping to find, analyze and correct system issues.
 
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Understanding PID Tuning – 02.26.201

Proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning can be challenging to learn, but the experience gained can serve engineers well in other areas. See six things to do when a PID loop underperforms.
 
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Manufacturing analytics and machine learning benefits – 02.16.21

Analytics and machine learning (ML) are the norm in manufacturing and can help users get better, more actionable data. Two examples are highlighted.
 
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