Schneider Electric is a leading global manufacturer of equipment for electrical power distribution and for industrial control and automation. The company helps power generators distribute electricity; designs automation systems for the automobile and water treatment industries; builds electric networks and utility management systems for energy, water treatment, oil and gas, and marine applications; and manages electric power in residential, industrial, and commercial buildings.
Year founded: 1836
Revenue: $26.0 billion (2014)
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Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems.
Year founded: 1910
Revenue: $94.0 billion (2014)
Baker Hughes supplies oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the oil and natural gas industry.
Hite is committed to becoming the leader in Industry 4.0 overall solution services by providing industry users with the most competitive intelligent manufacturing products and solutions.
Hite is a strong manufacturer and system integration service provider in possession of independent core technology in domestic field of industry informatization and automation. Hite follows the development strategy of "cooperating and focusing” while relying on its ever-improving high-power electronic platform, industrial automation and informatization R&D platform.
Hite is dedicated to persistently developing the products and technologies of new energy, equipment automation, industry information network, energy saving and etc.
Eaton provides a range of power delivery, automation and control, metering and demand response solutions with its Cooper Power series products to increase efficiency and support smart operations. Eaton serves customers in the commercial, utility, mining, industrial, manufacturing, renewable energy and other markets.
SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907.
It is focusing on bearings and units, seals, Mechatronics
, services and lubrication systems, and its technology platforms serve more than 40 industries. The focus of SKF’s technology development today is to reduce the environmental impact of an asset during its lifecycle.
Shenyang Machine Tool is the largest manufacturer of machines tools in China. The company’s products include CNC machine tools, numerical control systems, mechanical equipment, conventional machine tools, and cylinder block and head production lines.
Additionally, it offers lathes, milling and boring machines, drilling machines, high speed milling machines, heavy duty machines, and spare parts.
As the core of the Azbil Group, this company is developing its Building Automation business in the building market, Advanced Automation business in the plant and factory markets, and Life Automation business in lifelines, health care, and other markets connected closely with everyday life.
Year founded: 1906
BlackBerry provides wireless hardware, software, and services worldwide. Its smartphones handle mobile voice, e-mail, and text messaging, as well as Internet access and multimedia applications. The company also provides software for managing mobile devices across a company and development tools
The recent Internet of Things
(IoT) momentum has been enabled through a broad adherence to open standards (such as Ethernet) and by technology breakthroughs in the area of Data Aggregation
middleware. Schneider Electric delivers open, connected solutions at each IoT-driven intelligent ecosystem layer: the connected, decentralised device layer (sensors, drives, meters, PLCs, controls, switchgear), the platform layer (cloud services, middleware, physical infrastructure architectures), and the On-Premise
central control layer (operational intelligence, remote monitoring, predictive analysis, simulation, cloud analytics).
Schneider Electric tools help data centre, plant, and smart grid operators to become more efficient by sorting through mountains of data (eliminating false alarms or nuisance alarms) and by generating dashboards that consolidate the information coming in from all parts of the extended network. Instead of gridlock, a smooth flow of information is created which allows for greater operational intelligence and higher quality decisions.
IoT is broadening the scope of where both power protection and security are needed, as entire chains of communication can be disrupted by the breakdown of a single device. Schneider Electric leverages the power of IoT and big data to maximize safety and reliability through high-precision automation and control, training and simulation, the generation of ‘what if’ scenarios, robust remote management, Predictive Maintenance
, managed services, and advanced analytics. Power protection and cyber security considerations are imbedded into our product designs in order to strengthen overall network reliability.
The Internet of Things
(IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet—essentially a "Connected Everything Platform." These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. When objects can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them.
IoT is connecting new places—such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems—to the Internet. When an object can represent itself digitally, it can be controlled from anywhere. This connectivity means more data, gathered from more places, with more ways to: increase efficiency, innovate in product development, increase asset utilization, enhance the customer experience, streamline the supply chain, and improve safety and security.
Hitachi Consulting helps apply IoT solutions to drive business value, ultimately allowing companies to be IoT innovators and become an "Enterprise of Things." Companies can learn more about Hitachi Consulting's products, solutions and expertise and how they leverage the diverse product portfolio of Hitachi to help enterprises quickly get value out of IoT capabilities.
Hi-SCOM Industrial Network Products - Industrial network products, which realize the networking between industrial equipment.
NetSCADA Equipment Automation Series Products - Includes powerful developing platform, real time database and management software, Synchronous transmission, special monitoring software and process interface oriented for industry applications.
E-Control Power Electric Products - Completely independent engineering saving electrical products.
With the proper sensor to supply critical operating information, a machine operates in a safer condition for both the machine as well as the personnel operating the machine.
Various machine operating conditions concerning temperature extremes, magnetic fields, vibration range, frequency range, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) conditions and the required signal quality necessitate the need for a variety of sensors.
Sensor Bearing Units
SKF sensor bearing units are used to monitor accurately the status of rotating or linear components and are: compact, robust and reliable, and simple and ready-to-mount.
Sensor-integrated solutions engineered by SKF have been well proven in a variety of industrial and automotive applications, such as electric motors, electric vehicles, road rollers, tractors, forklifts and conveyors.
Typical uses include: motor management, steering, speed and position sensing, and measurement of angular position.
Recent innovations from SKF now enable bearings to communicate their operating conditions in real time, with integrated intelligence including wireless sensors, data acquisition electronics and self-powered solutions.
This technology, called SKF Insight, enables operators to see how dynamic operating conditions are affecting bearing health and machine condition in real time. Operators can use this information to adjust operating conditions or make automated interventions, such as lubrication. This can help to prevent bearing damage before it occurs, effectively extending the life of the bearing. Ultimately, this means better maintenance planning and helps to avoid costly unplanned stoppages.
China's Shenyang Machine Tool Co. Ltd presented its smart products that can be controlled and monitored on mobile devices. Meanwhile, China's Internet industry is also accelerating integrating with machine tool building industry. Software company Unisplendour Corporation (UNIS) has recently become the second largest shareholder of Shenyang Machine Tool to develop better internet application in machine tool building.
The Internet of Things
(IoT) is rapidly taking shape. Billions of smart devices, from cars and trucks to Containers
and hospital beds, will create and share data. Data permission security becomes a major concern for enterprises.
The BlackBerry IoT Platform can provide the clients that control, providing a cloud-based solution that lets clients build and manage IoT applications and devices in a secure, efficient, and scalable way.
The BlackBerry IoT Platform provides a modular architecture to rapidly add BlackBerry and third-party services into your IoT applications and, once built, a backbone for these apps and devices to communicate privately.
Compass, Neoclyde, TierPoint, Shell.
BMW, Cortal Consors, Die Mobiliar
Jiangsu Jixin Wind Energy Technology, Schaeffler Group, Guangdong Fuwa Group, Tianrun Crankshaft
Silver Star, Air Canada, Ricoh