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GE is a diversified specialty equipment, infrastructure and financial services company. Their products and services range from aircraft engines, power generation, oil and gas production equipment, and household appliances to medical imaging, business and consumer financing and industrial products. GE believes new technologies will merges big iron with big data to create brilliant machines. This convergence of machine and intelligent data is known as the Industrial Internet
, and it's changing the way we work.
Year founded: 1892
Revenue: $148.5 billion (2014)
Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units:
- GE Digital
- GE Predix
- GE Intelligent Platform
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)
Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing company that brings technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in the industrial, commercial and consumer markets through its Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions businesses.
Year founded: 1890
Revenue: $24.5 billion (2014)
Sinomach is a key State-owned enterprise directly managed by the central government. Sinomach is a Chinese conglomerate with businesses covering four fields: machinery equipment R&D, project contracting, trade and services, and finance and investment.
Its service scope covers critical national economic fields including machinery, electric power, metallurgy, agriculture and forestry, transportation, construction, automobiles, ship building, light industry, electronics energy, environmental engineering, aeronautics and astronautics.
The group has a market presence in over 170 countries and regions around the world.
Comau is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of automatic and flexible systems. They offer complete engineering solutions, from product development to the realization of industrial process and automation systems. Through dynamic research and development they constantly expand and improve their product portfolio.
Comau's competencies in Machining, Assembly & Test, Body Welding & Assembly, and Robotics enable Comau to deliver innovative solutions that suit manufacturing requirements in industries such as Automotive, Aerospace, Rail, Commercial Vehicles, Agricultural, Renewable Energy, Heavy Industry, Military, Recreational Vehicles, Petrochemical, Steel and Foundry.
The Digital Factory (DF) Division offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products. Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy.
Bosch is an industry leader in automobile and industrial equipment, as well as consumer goods and building systems. Bosch operates via 440 subsidiaries in 60 countries; its core lines include mobility (auto) systems, from diesel/hybrid drive to steering, starter motors and generators, electronics, and brakes.
Year founded: 1886
Revenue: $58.7 billion (2014)
- Bosch Software Innovations
- Deepfield Robotics
Schlumberger is the world's leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry.
Oracle is a leader in enterprise software and provides hardware and services to help companies improve their processes. Best known for its focus on databases, it offers aid in areas such as managing business data, collaboration and application development, customer relationship management, and supply chain management.
Year founded; 1977
Revenue: $38.2 billion (2015)
The Industrial Internet
allows you to combine brilliant machines with best-in-class analytics to deliver valuable new insights that were never before possible. The results of these powerful analytic insights can be revolutionary for your business by transforming your technological infrastructure, helping reduce unplanned downtime and maximize profitability and efficiency.
GE believes the Industrial Internet
unlocks new possibilities and drives transformation by connecting brilliant machines, advanced analytics and people at work. By getting equipment connected and having insights and evidence of when equipment maintenance is needed, you can optimize the maintenance schedule and cycle.
GE’s business is making the Industrial Internet
real. They help customers connect their machines, data, insights and people to improve performance, uptime and productivity. Their scalable, open standard control solutions bring the benefits of connected machines to customers' operations.
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.
The Internet of Things
(IoT) is the futuristic vision of everyday objects having network connectivity—and it's already happening: our phone communicates with our watch and our refrigerator, our car communicates with our address book.
Emerson's Pervasive Sensing solutions are our industry's Internet of Things
, and only Emerson has the wireless expertise and capabilities to make it happen: both the cutting-edge technology and the process domain expertise critical to analyzing data and recommending actions.
The expanded view offered by a Pervasive Sensing strategy enables companies to gain actionable insights into areas previously unreachable or manually managed. A Pervasive Sensing strategy enables manufacturers to address these key areas with more and better data, strategic analyses and actionable information. When companies expand their strategy with more sensors, they easily take control of their plant and experience a considerable business impact.
Sinomach intends to construct the “SINOMACH Robotic Science Park” in Zhuhai High-tech Zone. By constructing the industrial robot science park and bringing in internationally known robotic enterprise and its advanced designs and sales market concepts, Zhuhai can promote its advancement of modern industry and boost the rapid concentration of robotic industry in Guangdong and in addition, the development of high-end equipment manufacturing industry.
Comau provides a number of technological solutions that can meet the needs of what is defined as Industry 4.0
or Internet of Things
These include the new robot control - C5G - in the Open version, demonstrating its potential and the wide field of use in both advanced research and industrial situations requiring greater flexibility compared with the level offered by standard products. The alliance between the Comau Robot Controllers
and Open Source
technologies has enabled them to offer even greater flexibility and calculation power, plus an open development environment where the user can implement specific applications to fully satisfy his own particular needs.
The seamless integration of data along the industrial value chains will gain more and more in importance, becoming a key criterion for the survival of developing / manufacturing companies. The Digital Factory Division aims to provide its customers with a comprehensive portfolio of hardware and software products which enable the comprehensive integration of data from development, production and suppliers. The complete digital representation of the entire physical value chain is our ultimate goal. We call the solution platform which we created for this purpose "Digital Enterprise". Under this term the DF product portfolio already smoothly connects major parts of the product and production life cycle today. Powerful Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, for example, allows us to develop and optimize new products on an entirely virtual basis. In the real manufacturing world the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) concept, which has proven its worth for about 20 years now, ensures the efficient Interoperability of all automation components. The TIA Portal, for example, already enables significant time and cost savings in engineering. In close cooperation with its partners within Siemens, and especially the Process Industries and Drives (PD) Division, the Digital Factory Division provides a large and unique portfolio of PLM software tools and industrial automation and drive technology tailored to meet individual customer requirements in various discrete industrial areas. In addition, DF customers can rely on the Division's commitment to the long-term development of their businesses. Protecting our customers' investments now and in the future – a particularly important consideration in the software business – is one of the major pillars of our business strategy. And when it comes to shaping the future of industry, DF is a driving and trendsetting force which joins with its partners worldwide in proven leading-edge technologies to increase productivity and protect a competitive edge.
Many areas of our lives have already been changed by the Internet of Things
, and industry is no exception. By blending the real and the virtual worlds of production via the internet, the IoT makes it possible to connect all parts of the production process: machines, products, systems, and people. This means that machines and products can communicate so they can manage themselves and each other.
Software-based system and service platforms will play a major role in tomorrow’s manufacturing; they are the only way to bring connectivity, including data analysis, to machines and workpieces in production.
Bosch's software solutions for connected manufacturing and logistics gather, visualize, analyze, and monitor machine, process, and sensor data. They then translate this data into useful information that serves as a source for their rule- and process-based actions. The transparency this creates allows clients to determine precisely where to optimize production and logistics processes along the entire value chain.
Schlumberger Software Technology Innovation Center (STIC) collaborates closely with the numerous Schlumberger technology centers around the world, and with leading software industry partners and universities, to jointly develop software technology solutions to support the Schlumberger business and E&P customers.
STIC targets a wide array of software technologies including high-performance computing, cloud, big data, analytics, Internet of Things
(IoT), Industrial Internet
, visualization and user experience.
These technologies form part of their vision of how software and new computing technology will progressively transform the way they do things in Schlumberger, including the company’s software technology platforms.
In this connected world, the proliferation of Intelligent Devices
has created a market for entirely new solutions based on Internet of Things
(IoT) technology. With the ever-increasing amount of data that is inherent in an IoT world, the key to gaining real business value is effective communication among all elements of the architecture.
Oracle’s IoT platform delivers an integrated, secure, comprehensive platform for the entire IoT architecture across all vertical markets. Its IoT solution allows companies to gain new data-driven insights and drive actions from IoT data, enabling their businesses to deliver innovative new services faster than their competitors, with less risk.