Subscribe by Email

Your email:

Follow Me


Browse by Tag

Concurrent Engineering Blog

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

How to Respond to the Opportunity of the IoT

Opportunity of IoT

Manufacturers must begin to transform existing business processes and fundamentally rethink how they create, operate, and service smart, connected products in the IoT. For those that get it right, the future represents a huge opportunity to create product and service advantage:

5 Reasons to Attend PTC Live Global 2015

PTC Live Global

It’s not long now until PTC Live Global 2015 gets started ( 7th – 10th June to be precise). It’s the largest event dedicated to education and networking around PTC and PTC products. But, if you want to know even more reasons why you should attend this year’s event, here is our top five: 

Tags: ,

Understanding the Impact of the IoT [Infographic]

Internet of Things eBook

Understanding exactly how the Internet of Things is going to impact both you and your company is a real challenge. With the way technology is shifting, it can be hard to keep up.

3 Risks You Need to Know About The Internet of Things

Risks of the IoT

As with any new opportunity, there are risks involved. Understanding what these are will mean you’re in a position to mitigate them.

The Compelling Reason You Need to Be Involved in the IoT

Reasons Involved IoT

If you’re the head of a company that’s been making pumps for the last 100 years, your company knows your product and knows what the definition of a pump should be. But now the definition of ‘what is a product’ is changing and it’s changing fast. So how is it that you can keep up to date and remain relevant in a world when your bread and butter product is below the price of entry in a competitive marketplace?

A Look at Simulation for Design Engineers

creo simulate

When designer engineers need analysts to validate the designs that they’re working on, there are a couple of challenges that can get in the way. First of all, you need work to the analyst’s schedule. Second, it can be difficult to quickly and efficiently address any design issues that emerge as a result of the analysis. 

What CAD Users need to know about PTC Mathcad

CAD Users Mathcad

As a modern CAD user, you’re no doubt used to working in teams that are separated. You might be divided by the stage of the design process that you work on, the office that you work in or even the country that you are located in.

The Impact of the Internet of Things for Manufacturers

Impact of Internet of Things

Along with the increases in product and service capabilities, where value and differentiation sit for companies has moved. Manufacturers now have opportunities to create new sources of competitive advantage, but only if they heed the three essential value shifts: 

6 Traits of Smart, Connected Products That You Need to Know About

Internet of Things eBook
Essentially smart, connected products are products with embedded processors, sensors and software that enable data exchange by the products and its surroundings, the manufacturers, the end user or additonal products. 
When it comes to thinking about smart, connected products, that are some core traits to consider. These six essential capabilities are ones to consider when thinking about creating your strategy for smart, connected products.

1. How can the product be personalise?

Personalisation means that the end user or manufacturer can tailor products before or even after a product is sold. Products, like smartphones, that are still limited in their physical diversity, are infinitely editable through their software/Apps. This means the product can be completely customised to make something which is totally unique, all at the cost of a mass-produced product

2. How can the product monitor its condition?

These are products that are able to evaluable their own condition, performance, and the operator’s inputs and status. For logistics companies, it’s now possible for managers can see where all of their vehicles are at any time andperformance of that equipment in real-time. It also means that diagnostic data flows wirelessly to a technicians, who may even show up at a worksite with a replacement part before a driver has even noticed a problem.

3. How does the product monitor its environment 

Products can assess the external environment through sensors and datasources. In the auto industry, Continental AG makes windshield- wiper systems with rain-sensors andsoftware that control how rapidly the wipers sweep thewindshield depending on the volume of rain.

4. Can the products be controlled remotely?

Products can be operated remotely in real-time. Example: The General Atomics MQ-9Reaper is an unmanned aerial vehicle capable ofremote controlled or autonomous flight operations. Each aircraft can stay up to17 hours at a time, while the trained crew located safely at a base steer the craft, analyse the images, and act on what they see.

5. Can the product be updated or serviced remotely?

Products can be serviced, updated and enhanced instantly and from anywhere. For instance, Trane, a maker of heating, ventilation, and airconditioning (HVAC) systems, makes systems that contain extensive digital sensors. As a result, the company is able to sort 30percent of HVAC problems remotely without sending anyone out to the job. 

6. Is the product able to learn by itself?

Google first revealed that it had beenworking on self-driving cars in 2010. Since then, these cars have travelled hundreds of thousands of miles on public roads, and data now shows that autonomous cars drive more smoothly and more safelythan human drivers. Expanding connectivity to include other systems will also make it possible for cars to send hazard warnings to each other, adapt based on traffic and weather information, and even interact with signals as they approach intersections.

How Products are Moving to the Next Level with the Internet of Things

internet of things

You've probably started to hear more and more people talk about the Internet of Things. As a concept, it has huge potential for us. But what actually is it all about and how is it going to impact on our lives.

All Posts