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Smart Connected Products Are at the Heart of IIoT and the Digital Transformation

As is usually the case, some very interesting, and sometimes revealing points come out of the sessions at the ARC Forum. Dr. Uday Despande, Global Director of Electrical Design Systems for Ingersoll Rand made a compelling case for how a new generation of smart, intelligent products are at the core of smart ecosystems, factories, and drives the functionality of IIoT itself. The primary theme of Dr. Despande’s presentation was that smart connected industrial systems had to be based on core elements of connected intelligent products and components. more

Digital Twin Concept Uses IIoT to Enable New Business Models

Industries are undergoing a digital transformation. Today, companies have access to technology and solutions that allow for a completely connected digital enterprise in terms of an end-to-end virtual lifecycle of product design, manufacturing processes, shop floor production systems, operational support and maintenance, and service in the field. This technology and solution set is typically offered by leading PLM suppliers and is often referred to as “closed-loop PLM”. This instance of the digital enterprise is being referred to as the “digital thread” which ties all aspects of the product lifecycle together; and enables all product stakeholders: product design, manufacturing and production systems, and product services to be able to work from a common repository of digital information. more