Gary On Manufacturing - Gary Mintchell
Thoughts and interviews on connected technologies in manufacturing and production from Gary Mintchell.
149 Why Do Large Companies Dislike Embedded OPC UA?

OK, it's a provocative title, but the recent ODVA announcement at the Hannover Messe of the OPC UA-like CIP for the Cloud triggered some thoughts. Is it the traditional dance of company trying to lock in customers versus customers trying to maintain some flexibility--or--is OPC UA really a threat to CIP? (No one I talked to at Hannover thought the latter was true.)

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148 - Digital Manufacturing Hannover Preview

Gary introduces Digital Manufacturing, previews the 2016 Hannover Fair, and speculates on Rockwell Automation and Digital Manufacturing.

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147-Productivity and Health

Gary discusses why people seem to keep dropping the ball along with a solution. He also looks behind the news that few people follow a heart-healthy lifestyle.

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146-Strategy of Industrial Internet of Things

Gary looks at the discussions around Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 likening them to strategies.

Direct download: 146-Internet_of_Things_as_Strategy.mp3
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Gary on Manufacturing 145--ARC Forum

Gary reports from Orlando at the ARC Advisory Group 20th Annual Industry Forum. No surprises that Internet of Things and cyber security were headliners. The real surprise was the amount of Keynote space president Andy Chatha gave to an ExxonMobil initiative of engaging Lockheed Martin to essentially drive an open-specification DCS. Reception by technology suppliers was lukewarm at best. Reception by peers was difficult to gauge because so few were in attendance. But the conversations were intense.

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_145.mp3
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Gary on Manufacturing 144

An overdose of Barclay's English Premier League and the American National Football League has Gary thinking about leadership skills. Podcasts are sponsored by Ignition by Inductive Automation.

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Gary on Manufacturing 143

Gary discusses personal productivity, trying to use iPad only, and then new developments in Internet of Things and its benefit.

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Gary on Manufacturing 142

Gary resumes his "on the road" series with commentary and analysis from the 2015 Emerson Global User Exchange and how it has bundled the past several years of technical advances into a higher level management offering on project management.

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_142.mp3
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Gary on Manufacturing--Manufacturing Strategies--141

Gary does a quick review of the two dominant strategies for manufacturing excellence in the future now trending--Industrie 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing.

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_141.mp3
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Gary on Manufacturing Episode 140 - Fluke Connect

In this episode, I interview John Neeley, Product Manager for Fluke Connect at Fluke. The Fluke Connect system allows maintenance technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smart phones for secure storage on the cloud and universal team access from the field.

Here are a few URLs for more information.


Connecting multiple tools to the phone app

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_140.mp3
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