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 Deep Hole Drilling, Groove Milling, Additive Laser-CNC Machining, Computer-aided Manufacturing Software, Weld Cleaning, 3D and Electronics Printing, and Low Pressure Molding http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-6E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-6E-00-00 This Advanced Manufacturing Technology TOE profiles advancements in deep hole drilling machines, milling machines, combined additive manufacturing and computer numerical control (CNC) machines, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), weld cleaning, electronics printing, 3D printing, and molding. 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: Deep hole drilling, milling, computer numerical control (CNC), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), laser metal deposition, additive manufacturing, electrochemical, weld cleaning, metal inert gas (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG), spot welding, extrusion 3D printing, fused filament fabrication, fused deposition modeling, laser, 3D printing, selective laser sintering, robotics, roll-to-roll fabrication, superplasticity, electronic printing, forging, additive manufacturing, low pressure molding Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Digitalisation of the European Waste Recycling Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDBF-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MDBF-01-00-00-00 The objective of this research is to analyse and evaluate the strategic opportunities in the waste recycling market to leverage on advanced automation solutions and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) based technologies that aid to fulfil Europe s ambition to build a sustainable environment. This study offers a holistic analysis of the market challenges, drivers, and the current stage of automation adoption in the waste recycling market. Additionally, the study assesses the type of waste recycling equipment used across various waste streams and provides insights, such as modularisation, enhanced machine control, and improved equipment performance, on the scope of future advancements in equipment. Europe being the powerhouse for automation has a majority of automated recycling plants and its OEMs have a strong presence in the recycling waste market. They offer an extensive range of advanced automation equipment; their share in automation revenue is estimated to be 50. While assessing the key automation products used in the recycling waste market, controls, Human Machine Interface (HMI), motors, and drives are identified as widely adopted by end users. Increasing investments and stringent regulations in the WEEE and ELV waste streams are likely to lead to higher degree of automation in the recycling process, thereby creating a greater revenue opportunity for automation and recycling equipment vendors.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Scope

  • Analysis of the key market drivers for the waste recycling market and the barriers that hamper their growth prospects
  • Evaluation of end-user requirement from recycling equipment companies
  • Analysis on the impact of IIoT technologies in the waste recycling market and movement towards service based models
  • Assessment of the key growth opportunities that help waste recycling companies hold a competitive edge in this market

Research Highlights

With the emergence of digitalisation and IIoT, embracing these technologies across the recycling waste market will help achieve regulatory targets and create a sustainable environment. IIoT technologies, such as intelligent sensors, cloud computing, Big Data and analytics, and industrial mobility, to name a few, aid in smart monitoring, which helps reduce the cost and deliver high-quality services. Moreover, end users are gradually shifting to custom-made modular solutions that are embedded with intelligence. They perceive that modularisation offers the twin benefits of flexibility and cost effectiveness. This also helps to expand the market scope by extending the solution to small and medium enterprises (SMEs); it can also be used by diverse waste streams.

Key Issues Addressed

  • What are the key trends and challenges in the European waste recycling equipment market?
  • What are the present key requirements of customers? Are there any market gaps that remain unaddressed by OEMs?
  • In the context of the changing regulatory environment in Europe, how is automation expected to aid end users to meet the legal norms?
  • What are the new advancements in waste recycling equipment? How is the adoption rate likely to be?
  • What are the various recycling equipment used across waste streams and what is the current scope of automation?
  • How effectively can IIoT be leveraged on to achieve Europe’s ambitious goal?
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Innovations in 3D Laser Cutting and Additive Manufacturing Technologies http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-6D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D718-00-6D-00-00 This Advanced Manufacturing Technology TOE profiles developments in 3D laser cutting and additive manufacturing technologies. Innovations include 3D printing of advanced materials that switch states in response to stimuli, a 3D printed smart gel capable of movement under water, robotic arms that help automate cooking, a 3D laser cutter to print prototypes as well as medium batch size parts, automated laser cutting of parts in less than one minute, a non-contact laser cutting technology for brittle materials, a high-quality graphite mold manufacturing technique, a large format additive manufacturing technology, a hybrid 3D printer for space applications and multi-material powder deposition technology. 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: 3D printer, additive manufacturing, soft robot, robotics, robot arm, 3D laser, automated laser cutter, laser cutting, graphite, mold manufacturing, multi-material Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Role of Industrial IoT in Transforming the Oil & Gas Midstream Market http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298636645 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298636645 Fri, 6 Jul 2018 05:20:05 +0100 Disruptive Technologies Transforming Digital Oil Field http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D84C-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D84C-01-00-00-00 The term digital oil fields (DOF) is also referred to as Smart Fields, Intelligent Oil Fields; it is a 360 degree real-time approach for asset management, remote monitoring of oil wells and fields via integration of digitization. It encompasses a wide range of tools, tasks and disciplines via automation which results in higher productivity and optimization. DOF helps in easing the sustenance and maintenance of the organization s resources that are vital to business and operations in real time. DOF offers asset management through real time monitoring where factors like engineering, operations, maintenance and finance unite into one integrated business process. This provides the on-site fields the necessity to exercise a new approach to investigate the fields and wells remotely. DOFs are built in phases to scale optimization by integrating, operating and optimizing production- related information in real time to enhance field operation and development. DOFs thrive to be robust, scalable, and upgradable so as to achieve greater levels of advancements in technology in future. Incorporating digitization in oil wells and refineries will directly hinder the optimization workflows and it would get rid of the complexity issues that the operators in oil fields face on a day-to-day basis. Manual decision-making is reduced except for operators who compute, gather and collect the data which is achieved through automation over operational processes performed through technologies such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, block chain, sensors and drone technology and robotics. Key Questions Answered in the Technology and Innovation Research Report: 1. What is the significance of DOFs in the Oil and Gas sector? 2. What are the major technology trends and key enabling technologies? 3. What are the factors that influence technology development and adoption? 4. Who are the key innovators and major stakeholders driving developments? 5. What are the future prospects of the technology? 6. What sort of strategies do DOFs adopt for gaining entry into the market and for sustainable competition? Sat, 30 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Augmented Reality and Its Applications: The Key to Transforming Manufacturing Shop Floor http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298599550 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-market-insight.do?id=298599550 Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:20:01 +0100 European Positive Displacement Pumps Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD54-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=MD54-01-00-00-00 This study focuses on European Positive Displacement (PD) pumps market (2017-2022) and its application across various industries. With regards to the two wide divisions of pumps types, PD pumps comprise about 30% of the market globally. The product segmentation in this study includes reciprocating (piston and plunger and diaphragm and AODD pumps), rotary (gear, lobe, vane, screw and progressive cavity) and peristaltic (hose and tube) pumps. Russia is excluded in this study; However, the perspective from market participants and leaders from various regions of Europe are obtained to understand the latest market / technology trends. The study dives deep into the drivers and restraints that influence the market growth of PD pumps. The political, economic, and technological factors can aid or affect investment in industries, which will in-turn have a domino effect on the PD pumps business. These factors have to be recognized to perform forecast analysis accurately on the market. Apart from considering only the present PD pumps market scenario, the evolution of the market is analyzed to discuss how the business model is likely to change in the future. Transformation of business model will give rise to new challenges and opportunities, and this can be taken as an opportunity for market participants to serve their customers in a better way, thereby creating more demand for PD pumps.--BEGIN PROMO--

Research Highlights

  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a new technology that can help solve problems and improve productivity, efficiency, and reduce downtime. The current market trend is to implement IIoT features into PD pumps in order to achieve maximum plant optimization. Plant optimization is in great demand in almost all industries because, in recent times, high importance is being given to achieving operational cost savings than savings on capital investment. The shift in the industry is focused more toward OPEX than CAPEX investments / savings. IIoT technology thereby helps to provide a lifecycle based service with a goal to achieve operational cost savings.
  • As a result of more focus being laid on service, a shift in the business model from selling products to selling services / solutions to the customers has already been observed. To serve the customers betters, companies are looking to hire people who are not just pump experts but who also possess deep process knowledge.
  • More investments in certain industries during the forecast period is expected to attract more PD pumps business in these sectors.
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