Capital Asset Optimization: Harnessing IoT Data & Predictive Maintenance

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For any business dealing with capital-intensive assets, maintaining machines and equipment is a continuous battle. From damaged equipment and undetected malfunctions to total machine failure that leads to unexpected (and costly) downtime, knowing how to future-proof your assets is a challenge. If your strategy is to only fix when something breaks, you're in a reactive mode, which often costs more and leads to extended, unplanned downtime, ultimately impacting your bottom line. Instead, what if you could know ahead of time when an asset will fail, and you could monitor your assets' health over time to determine the ideal frequency for maintenance? Predictive maintenance has emerged as a game-changing solution for asset management.


Smart Energy: A Blueprint for AI, IoT And 5G Convergence

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For scale, consider the Statue of Liberty, standing 305 feet tall. At 466 feet, the average wind turbine in the U.S. dwarfs Lady Liberty by more than half. And when GE's next-generation monster wind turbine, the Haliade-X, hits the market in 2021, it will nearly double that size to 877 feet, just shy of the Eiffel Tower. A single Haliade-X rotor blade will stretch 315 feet, longer than a football field. As a general rule of thumb, when it comes to energy and energy exploration, bigger is better: the larger the machinery, the deeper the dig, the greater the production yield.


Robots Solving Climate Change - AlleyWatch

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The two biggest societal challenges for the twenty-first century are also the biggest opportunities – automation and climate change. The epitaph of fossil fuels with its dark cloud burning a hole in the ozone layer is giving way to a rise of solar and wind farms worldwide. Servicing these plantations are fleets of robots and drones, providing greater possibilities of expanding CleanTech to the most remote regions of the planet.


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The two biggest societal challenges for the twenty-first century are also the biggest opportunities – automation and climate change. The epitaph of fossil fuels with its dark cloud burning a hole in the ozone layer is giving way to a rise of solar and wind farms worldwide. Servicing these plantations are fleets of robots and drones, providing greater possibilities of expanding CleanTech to the most remote regions of the planet.


Beyond the Naked Eye: How Tech Is Revolutionizing Industrial Inspections

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Ask any technician who has ever scaled a massive wind turbine and they'll tell you: Manual inspections of industrial assets can be dangerous and imprecise. Today, companies are tapping advanced tech tools like autonomous robots and drones, as well as AI-powered predictive analytics, to make inspections not only safer but more accurate. Avitas Systems, launched in 2017 by GE Ventures, is one of the emerging pioneers who are upending traditional modes of industrial inspection. The Boston-based company combines autonomous robot and drone inspections, AI analytics and digital data warehousing in a single service. Not yet two years old, Avitas Systems already counts heavy hitters in the oil and gas, electric power and transportation industries among its client roster.