Showing off its latest work at the Offshore Technology Conference and again this week at NIWeek, National Instruments is pursuing advances in virtual reality, machine learning, Time-Sensitive Networking and more.
Regardless of company size, lack of insight into operations data can inhibit growth and create problems. Virgin Orbit and Vecima Networks—two very different companies —are leveraging data gathering, analysis and use to ensure optimal efficiencies in both operations and business decision-making.
With news about a new digital platform and project adding to the slew of announcements about operations centers and joint projects over the past several months, collaboration is a fundamental part of ABB’s oil and gas developments.
Mouse over the green markers on your computer screen to identify each part of the motor system — motor, gearing, control logic and power, fieldbus interface, encoder and brake — all put together into a compact plug-and-play motion control system. The units are ruggedized for applications from factory automation all the way to solar tracking.
As the pace of digital accelerates, industrial companies that hope to remain competitive will need to undertake a deeper grasp of customer interactions at all touchpoints—from pre-sales to delivery and service.