Experts’ Blog on Manufacturing

Digital Twins: The What, Why and How

You’ve probably heard a lot about digital twins lately. And with good reason. They’re an essential part of any company’s digital transformation. But what are digital twins and why do people want them? What is the Definition of a Digital Twin? Simply put, a digital twin is a virtual representation of a product or process. [...]

Digital Twins: The What, Why and How2020-07-15T10:39:57+00:00

Smart Manufacturing Goes Mobile

By adopting a ‘see and go’ approach, manufacturing teams can adopt more efficient working processes. This article was first published in the the Spring 2018 issue of The Record Magazine. A fellow member of the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association, Uwe Kueppers, recently had a fascinating insight using the lean manufacturing concept that is deployed across [...]

Smart Manufacturing Goes Mobile2022-06-22T09:52:03+00:00

ATS Helps SMEs in Singapore with Digital Transformation

Brandon Lee, Country Manager for ATS Applied Tech Systems Private Limited, shares his expertise on Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation with AsiaPacific Food Industry News. The key to adopting Industry 4.0 is by viewing it as an evolution instead of revolution. Manufacturers must have their digital manufacturing competencies scorecard and implement strategies and solutions that [...]

ATS Helps SMEs in Singapore with Digital Transformation2020-12-17T07:09:26+00:00

Industry 4.0: Solutions for Today – Strategies for the Future

This interview with Martin Kelman was first published in the Engineering magazine.Do you have a working definition of Industry 4.0? Industry 4.0 is about data and the services that can be enabled using data. It is about valuing data as much as any physical asset. The digital threads are the fuel that drives the smart [...]

Industry 4.0: Solutions for Today – Strategies for the Future2022-06-27T05:35:28+00:00

Electrical Engineering in the 21st century

Back in the day we had to bring out our pencil and a ruler to create electrical schematics. Nowadays we almost fully rely on Electrical Computer Aided Design (E-CAD) software, fully-serviced part databases and automated functions like cross-references and intelligent symbol/part management.A lot of practices have changed in electrical drafting over the [...]

Electrical Engineering in the 21st century2021-06-21T12:39:00+00:00

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

According to Desmond Savage, medical device manufacturing operations management consultant at ATS Global, “it is crucial to define and follow the smart manufacturing transformation strategy in order to achieve tangible business benefits. ATS plays a significant role in implementations, while being supported by the consultancy and educational capabilities of the Manufacturing Operations Management Institute (MOMi). [...]

Digital Transformation in Manufacturing2022-06-22T09:58:04+00:00

Wishing You and Your Control Systems a Happy 2017

As we launch in to 2017, I am sure that we all hope that the business environment in Australia will steadily improve and that with improvements in commodity prices and some growth in consumer confidence we will see some positive outcomes for our local manufacturing industry. Government support for advanced manufacturing, continued growth in the [...]

Wishing You and Your Control Systems a Happy 20172021-07-06T09:30:33+00:00

D+IIoT = IDIOT?

Manufacturers need to ensure buy in from across their organization in order to achieve success with their digital manufacturing efforts.This article was first published in the Summer 2016 issue of The Record Magazine. I hope the title of this piece got your attention. D of course stands for ‘digital’ and IIoT for the ‘Industrial Internet [...]

D+IIoT = IDIOT?2021-07-19T13:00:40+00:00

Are Smart Advisors Your Gateway to Industry 4.0?

In the second of a new series of articles, Mike James from ATS highlights how smart advisors are the perfect starting point for the journey into smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0.This article was first published in OnWindows. I first read about ‘smart advisors’ in a report published by industry analyst Gartner. The idea aligns well [...]

Are Smart Advisors Your Gateway to Industry 4.0?2022-06-27T05:48:37+00:00

Industry 4.0: Bringing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Life

In April 2013 at Hannover Messe, a consortium of universities, research institutions and industrial companies in Germany presented a report which called for investment, awareness, ideas and further research to help realise ­Industry 4.0 – a term used to describe a wide variety of innovations in IT, manufacturing technology and materials that will lead to [...]

Industry 4.0: Bringing the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Life2023-02-08T09:30:27+00:00
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