Frost.com - Industrial Automation and Process Control Research http://www.frost.com/c/10311/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10311/home.do - Industrial Automation and Process Control Research Frost & Sullivan Innovations in Ultrasonic and Robotic Welding, PVC, Large-format and Multi-material 3D Printing, Wearable Exoskeletons, Consumer and Industrial Robots http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-6B-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-6B-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE highlights innovations in ultrasonic and robotic welding; PVC, large-format, and multi-material 3D printing; wearable exoskeletons; gardening and humanoid robots; and robotic grippers. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Ultrasonic welding, robotic welding, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), fused filament fabrication, large format 3D printing, multi-material 3D printing, wearable exoskeletons, weeding robot, gardening robot, humanoid robot, soft robots, grippers Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 +0100 IIoT Predictive Maintenance Redesigning the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Approach, 2018 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDA0-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDA0-01-00-00-00 The objective of this research is to analyze and evaluate the strategic opportunities for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market as the entire manufacturing landscape is expected to be influenced by the digital transformation. This study offers holistic analysis of OEMs and end-users requirements and evaluates MRO s current value proposition. In the present dynamic business environment, there has been a dramatic shift in investment activities that are predominantly focused toward plant modernization and upgradation. Manufacturers are revisiting their operational strategies due to the soaring cost of plant maintenance arising from unplanned downtime. As the reduction of operational cost and enhancing plant productivity remain the two key priorities for manufacturers, the study analyzes the role of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in automating manufacturer s plant maintenance activity and, importantly, the transition toward predictive maintenance.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Analysis of the key market drivers for the MRO market and the barriers that hamper their growth prospects
  • Evaluate the key end-user industries requirement from the MRO providers
  • Analysis of the impact of IIoT technologies in the MRO market and moving toward service-based models
  • Assessment of the key growth opportunities that help MRO distributors to hold a competitive edge in this market

With the dawn of smart manufacturing and service-based business models, it is imperative to leverage IIoT to establish a connected ecosystem including MRO. This not only helps manufacturers to reduce their operating cost but also boosts their revenue. The economic downturn in 2008 has changed manufacturer’s mindset and has instilled the need to outsource their MRO activities, particularly to those distributors offering an extensive range of value-added services and provide end-to-end support in plant maintenance. The changing relationship and position of MRO distributors in the value chain unleash new opportunities to expand their business offerings. This is best achieved through IIoT that helps to coin distinctive value proposition, thereby reaching new frontiers in the present competitive environment.

With investments flowing toward achieving IT-OT convergence that facilitates seamless integration and flow of communication across a vast range of assets, plant engineers and operators have the ability to efficiently manage plant maintenance and repair at its early stage. The direct access to asset data on real-time basis combined with analytical capability helps to consolidate, interpret, and visualize data, thereby providing accurate and reliable results on asset health. This drives the demand for MRO distributors with strong engineering prowess monitoring the asset condition and support manufacturers’ transition from reactive to predictive maintenance.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key trends and challenges faced by the MRO companies?
  • What are present key requirements of OEMs/customers? Are there any market gaps that remain unaddressed by the MRO companies?
  • With the emergence of IIoT, how is it expected to redefine the MRO product and services offering?
  • Is the existing value proposition of MRO companies competitive to match the changing market dynamics?
  • Are the products/services offered by the MRO companies fulfilling customer requirement? What are the some of the key areas of focus when it comes to MRO offering?
  • Is the market growing? What is the role of inorganic activities in determining the MRO’s growth prospects?
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3D Printing in the Hydraulics Industry More Than Just Shaving Weight http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298511173 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298511173 Fri, 4 May 2018 03:44:57 +0100 Global Mobile Hydraulic Equipment Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298486772 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298486772 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:07:41 +0100 Global Industrial Hydraulic Equipment Market, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298486756 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298486756 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:03:18 +0100 Impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Smart Meters and Smart Pumps http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298447808 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298447808 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:11:52 +0100 Innovations in Plastic Forming and Welding, Modular Extrusion, Computer Aided Robotic Welding, and Compounding Extruders http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-6A-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-6A-00-00 This issue of Advanced Manufacturing TOE highlights advancements in plastic forming extrusion and welding, including computer-controlled twin screw extruders, extrusion of composite material with varying durometer or hardness levels, modular extrusion systems, computer aided robotic welding software, compounding extruders, nitrogen inerting for plastic production, PET plastic recycling, and liquid plastic handheld welders. The Advanced Manufacturing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations and developments related to manufacturing and industrial automation on a weekly basis. Innovations are focused toward improving product traceability, energy efficiency and reducing environmental footprints, integrating product design and manufacturing aspects for reducing time-to-market. Research focus areas include rapid prototyping (additive manufacturing), lightweighting (multimaterial joining, plastics and metals manufacturing, carbon fiber-based composite manufacturing), smart robotics (agile robots, consumer robots, swarm robotics, cobots), monitoring and control (wireless control networks, human machine interface), and simulation and modeling (design and simulation software). The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Plastic extrusion, plastic forming, welding, robotics, computer-aided design and manufacturing, twin screw extruders, compounding extruders, composite extrusion, modular extrusion, nitrogen inerting, plastic recycling, PET plastic, liquid plastic welder, UV light Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Digital Manufacturing with Enterprise Asset Management Boosting Profitability by Connecting the Disconnected http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298447801 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298447801 Thu, 5 Apr 2018 02:22:27 +0100 Challenges and Opportunities in the Steel Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298447454 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298447454 Thu, 5 Apr 2018 02:20:52 +0100 Revolutionize the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market with Industrial IoT http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298447400 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298447400 Thu, 5 Apr 2018 01:40:20 +0100 Impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Smart Meters and Smart Pumps http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298444599 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298444599 Wed, 4 Apr 2018 06:15:38 +0100 Global Pumps Market in the Oil and Gas Industry, Forecast to 2024 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K21E-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K21E-01-00-00-00 The oil price crash had sparked economic turmoil and shaken the entire oil and gas industry value chain. Pump manufacturers were severely impacted during the price rout. As the oil price is expected to range between $60 and $70 for the year, there is increased optimism in the market. This is expected to drive a large amount of activities, especially in the upstream segment. The aim of this private market engineering research is to evaluate the opportunities for pumps (centrifugal and positive displacement pumps) across the global oil and gas industry, assessing various trends in each regions across the globe during the study period, based on usage in the upstream, midstream, and downstream segments.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

Regions—North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America
Product Technology—centrifugal pumps (single-stage, multi-stage, axial and mixed flow, submersible, seal-less, and circulator); positive displacement pumps (diaphragm, piston, lobe, gear, progressive cavity, screw, vane, and peristaltic)
End-user Industries—oil and gas (upstream, midstream, and downstream)

Research Highlights

This research covers the growth opportunities for the process equipment pump companies worldwide and covers topics on how the changing landscape and evolving end-user requirements are driving the need for the adoption of pumps that are smarter and succinctly address every challenge and issue that customers face. The study also brings to light how, as economies recover and export markets are restored, the growth rate for various end-user segments in the various regions is expected to witness a gradual increase in terms of revenues and unit shipment size. Digital transformation caused by convergence of industry forces is driving unprecedented change. Data is the new currency, and there is demand from end users to generate and mine the data to convert it into actionable insights. This will be transforming the market, which is poised to experience strong growth in the next few years.

This research study brings out the latest trends in terms of industry, economy, and technology across several end-user industries for centrifugal pumps and its product types.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Is the market growing? How long will it continue to grow and at what rate?
  • Are existing competitors structured well to meet customer needs?
  • Will these companies/products/services continue to exist, or will they get acquired by other companies?
  • Will the products/services become features in other markets?
  • How will the structure of the market change with time? Is it ripe for acquisitions?
  • Are the products/services offered today meeting customer needs, or is additional development needed?

Key Conclusion

The study concludes with an analysis of forecast growth trends of the process equipment market for the forecast period.

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Automation in Oil and Gas Industry http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298437049 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298437049 Mon, 2 Apr 2018 06:25:01 +0100 Future of Supply Chain in Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298419904 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298419904 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:23:41 +0100 Towards Pharma 4.0 Digitization in Pharma Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298419898 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298419898 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:22:12 +0100 Changing business models in pharma manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298419890 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298419890 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:20:18 +0100 The Today and Tomorrow of IIoT Pharma Manufacturing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298419879 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298419879 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:18:07 +0100 Transforming Pharma industry with Big Data http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298419673 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298419673 Mon, 26 Mar 2018 05:14:31 +0100