Automation and Information Solutions Blog

Your Source for Industrial Process Expertise

Jeff Miller

Recent Posts

04 Dec

Use Physics to Move Forward with Your Industrial IoT

Posted by Jeff Miller |
Dec 04, 2017

Tags: Internet of Things, Industrial IT

Doing nothing is standing still. If you are standing still, you have no momentum, obviously excluding our angular momentum by just being an object on the earth. For the purposes of this post, if you are not moving, you have no relative momentum. Therefore, the act of taking even one step creates momentum. 

Keeping that in mind, the only way to get momentum with the Industrial Internet of...

READ MORE >
11 May

AI & Manufacturing–Part 2:Three Ways to Use AI in Manufacturing Automation

Posted by Jeff Miller |
May 11, 2017

Tags: Smart Manufacturing, Automation

In AI and Manufacturing – Part I, we discussed what artificial intelligence is, and how has it has evolved to affect manufacturing. Today, we’re going to share three key ways to implement AI in plant floor manufacturing.

READ MORE >
06 Apr

AI and Manufacturing - Part 1: Four Critical Questions     

Posted by Jeff Miller |
Apr 06, 2017

Tags: Smart Manufacturing

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the concept of developing machines with intelligence. Not a new concept, AI is an evolution of machine learning we have seen for decades, and it can – and will – affect manufacturing. Here are four critical questions you should be able to answer about AI:

READ MORE >
20 Mar

Why Critical Industrial Data is More Secure in the Cloud 

Posted by Jeff Miller |
Mar 20, 2017

Tags: Smart Manufacturing, Industrial IT

General feedback from some of the largest companies in the world indicate that they do not feel comfortable storing intellectual property or sensitive industrial data in a public cloud facility. Largely, this is due to fear of this information falling into the hands of competitors.

READ MORE >
05 Oct

Wonderware InTouch Omni Preview

Posted by Jeff Miller |
Oct 05, 2016

Tags: Smart Manufacturing, Industrial IT

Wonderware invited Avid Solutions to preview the new Wonderware InTouch Omni (think of it as System Platform 2017) release before the official unveiling at the Orlando Wonderware Users Group conference. They provided us with a running alpha system. This gave us a jump start for how we will be able to incorporate all of the new features into our customer’s projects.  InTouch Omni is touted as...

READ MORE >
09 Sep

We Are Ready for the Industrial IoT

Posted by Jeff Miller |
Sep 09, 2016

Tags: Smart Manufacturing

As seen in Automation World, we would like to respond to the allegations of unpreparedness in the article - The IIoT Integrators Are Coming.

READ MORE >
14 Jun

Why Your Company Needs a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Posted by Jeff Miller |
Jun 14, 2016

In our experience working with manufacturing teams, we’ve seen that operations leaders across the board struggle with disparate systems and data sources that limit collaboration between departments and make it difficult to coordinate across supply and demand chains. A recent LNS Research study reinforced these findings.  

READ MORE >