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)
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.
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.
Baker Hughes supplies oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the oil and natural gas industry.
Johnson Controls is an American company globally offering products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, automotive batteries, electronics and interior systems for automobiles.
Year founded: 1885
Revenue: $42.9 billion (2014)
Ericsson provides services, software and infrastructure in mobility, broadband and the cloud that enable the communications industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve their users' experience and capture new opportunities.
Year founded: 1876
Revenue: $26.8 billion (2014)
General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company. From Gulfstream business jets to submarines to wheeled combat vehicles to communications systems, people around the world depend on their products and services for their safety and security.
Year founded: 1952
Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy.
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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.
The Internet of Things
(IoT) is fueling innovation in products, services and solutions that improve building operations and performance.
For decades, Johnson Controls has been providing the equipment and systems that communicate in real-time to deliver optimized environments. With a portfolio ranging from sensors, equipment and systems through cloud-based data collection and fault detection, they offer an advanced and robust product line.
Johnson Controls smart equipment leverages embedded controls and secured connectivity to reduce the risk of downtime and improve the serviceability while optimizing efficiency and reducing energy costs.
The Internet of Things
(IoT) will have a profound impact in the future. Enabling anything to be connected and providing ’smartness’ to these connected things will bring value across a number of sectors in the Networked Society.
Ericsson is engaged with a number of partners from industry and academia in an EU-funded research project called the IoT Initiative with the objective of increasing the benefits and possibilities of IoT, but also identifing and proposing ways to tackle the challenges.
The project analyzed about 150 application scenarios of strategic importance. A selected subset were tested in surveys which went out to a number of users and professionals within the ICT community.
Information Systems and Technology develops, improves and secures the systems of sophisticated defense, aerospace and communications products. They have an established global presence in large-scale IT networks and systems, secure communications systems, command and control systems, imagery sensors and cyber products.
In the near future, billions of pieces of equipment will be connected to one another and massive amounts of data will pouring in. Advanced algorithms, high-powered computing, better connectivity and cloud storage all facilitate the emergence of smart systems. Knowing how to leverage the respective opportunities, however, requires a unique set of skills.
Siemens has the engineering, domain and digital know-how to generate performance improvements across the entire value chain, from design to production and operations to maintenance.
Digital simulation technology accelerates the plant design, the installation and commissioning as well as the entire product design and production planning process. Multiple components in systems and plants can be intelligently networked to communicate with each other and exchange real-time data. Machine Learning
makes complex systems more efficient without human intervention. The intelligent analysis of operational data helps identify patterns and predict potential downtimes. Minimum downtimes boost reliability thanks to lifecycle services.
Compass, Neoclyde, TierPoint, Shell.
BMW, Cortal Consors, Die Mobiliar
Organichem, Sealed Air, Steelcase, Morgan Stanley, Ericsson, Jaguar Land Rover, Fiserv (Europe) Ltd
AT&T, O2, Sprint
Canadian Department of National Defence, UK MoD, US DoD
ARUP Laboratories, Digital Realty, University of Michigan