Automation Minutes - Gary Mintchell
Podcasts from manufacturing and automation thinker Gary Mintchell

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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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.

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Connecting multiple tools to the phone app

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_140.mp3
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Gary discusses the PAS company concept of Human Reliability and other thoughts from the PAS Technology Conference. He also discusses last week's AFPM conference and trade show with an example of reliability engineering.

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_140527.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29 AM

Following up on a popular podcast interview I did with Jonathan Joseph of Rockwell Automation on its Safety Automation Builder, here is a conversation with Rockwell's Steve Ludwig, Safety Programs Manager, and Mark Eitzman, Safety Market Development Manager, who provide an update on acceptance of the SAB and discuss the Safety Maturity Index.

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_138_Safety.mp3
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One of my most downloaded podcasts was an interview with Glenn Schultz, managing director of the FDT Group, where he discussed FDT technology. As part of a series on the benefits of digital network technologies, I am talking with Todd Gordon, computer/instrument technician lead at We Energies in Milwaukee.

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_137_with_Todd_Gordon_of_We_Energies.mp3
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Gary discusses mobile technologies for industrial workers and how the cloud is the enabling technology with Saadi Kermani, product manager at Invensys, during the October Invensys software user group meetings.

Direct download: GOM_136.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:32 PM

Gary caught up with program chair and founding evangelist of the ISA Marketing and Sales Summit Shari Worthington. They discussed the 2013 edition, why ISA decided to do these summits for manufacturing professionals, and a teaser for the 2014 edition.

Direct download: GOM_135.mp3
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Whle at the 2013 ISA Marketing and Sales Summit in New Orleans, Gary chatted with Matt Leary, principal of Solutions Insights, about solutions marketing.

Direct download: GOM_134.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48 PM

LNS Research Principal Analyst Mark Davidson discusses the social research model and work he is doing in the Manufacturing Operations Management area with a glimpse at new technologies to watch. Check out my blog post on its new library form MOM research. He talks about the goal of LNS Research to accelerate people's success. Topics include adding analysis of human capital and real-time information to the ISA95 model for analysis, cloud, mobility, how social research works--and what you can add and receive by participating. Simply visit the Website, click on Research Library, pick one (or more), and fill out the survey.

Direct download: GOM_133.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:10 PM

Gary discusses the reasons behind his new Website / business, "The Manufacturing Connection," which explores all the connections necessary to make manufacturing successful.

Direct download: Gary_on_Manufacturing_070213.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28 AM