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Published: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:58:11 +0000

Last Build Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:56:38 +0000

Copyright: (C) 2016 Gary Mintchell
 



152 OPC, REST, Interoperability, and Gotchas to Beware

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:58:11 +0000

Following up on his popular podcast on "Why Big Companies Hate OPC UA Embedded", Gary reviews his recent writing on OPC UA, REST, MQTT and Sparkplug relative to needed interoperability. He focuses on watching how companies implement REST and MQTT--whether they are using an open transport to move proprietary data types, or whether they are truly embracing what end users want-true interoperability.


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151 Working Deeply

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:36:25 +0000

My 151st podcast dives into "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World" by Cal Newport.

Newport differentiates the work that will lead you to success (deep work--thinking) from that work that just fills time (shallow work--answering email, reading Facebook, etc.).

He provides tips on organizing your day to emphasize setting aside blocks of time for deep work.


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150 - The Power of the Other

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:33:02 +0000

Gary reviews Dr. Henry Cloud's new book, "The Power of the Other" how our connections and relationships can hurt or enhance us.


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149 Why Do Large Companies Dislike Embedded OPC UA?

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:13:32 +0000

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

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 05:13:56 +0000

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


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/148_-_Digital_Manufacturing_Hannover_Preview.mp3




147-Productivity and Health

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 20:09:26 +0000

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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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/147-Productivity_and_Health.mp3




146-Strategy of Industrial Internet of Things

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 22:07:16 +0000

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


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/146-Internet_of_Things_as_Strategy.mp3




Gary on Manufacturing 145--ARC Forum

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:30:47 +0000

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.


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Gary on Manufacturing 144

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 21:30:04 +0000

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

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 21:48:55 +0000

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

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 00:00:33 +0000

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.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/Gary_on_Manufacturing_142.mp3




Gary on Manufacturing--Manufacturing Strategies--141

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 18:08:13 +0000

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


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Gary on Manufacturing Episode 140 - Fluke Connect

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:21:55 +0000

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.

Overview

Connecting multiple tools to the phone app


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Gary on Manufacturing 139

Wed, 28 May 2014 10:29:00 +0000

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.


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Gary on Manufacturing 138 - Safety Maturity Index

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 02:56:58 +0000

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.


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Gary on Manufacturing 137--Todd Gordon, We Energies, Benefits of Digital Networks

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 03:11:00 +0000

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.


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Gary on Manufacturing 136 - Saadi Kermani on Mobile Devices and the Cloud

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:32:46 +0000

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.


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Gary on Manufacturing 135 - Shari Worthington on ISA Marketing and Sales Summit

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:04:41 +0000

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.


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Gary On Manufacturing 134 - Matt Leary on Solutions Marketing

Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:48:23 +0000

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


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/GOM_134.mp3




Gary on Manufacturing 133 - Mark Davidson on Manufacturing Operations Management

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:10:15 +0000

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.


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Gary on Manufacturing - Why Manufacturing Connection

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:28:50 +0000

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


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Gary on Manufacturing 131 - Glenn Schulz on FDT Technology and Benefits

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:05:59 +0000

Gary interviews Glenn Schulz of the FDT Group www.fdtgroup.org who provides a description of the technology and benefits to manufacturers.


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Gary on Manufacturing 130

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:48:04 +0000

Gary discusses fieldbuses, networking, diagnostics and operations management software as part of the tool box helping you become more successful in manufacturing and production.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM130.mp3




Automation Minutes #129 - MESA International Leaders

Fri, 03 May 2013 11:00:14 +0000

In this episode, Gary is at the MESA North America Conference talking with MESA Board Chair John Dyck and MESA President Mike Yost about the programs and progress of the organization that promotes MES/MOM applications.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM129.mp3




Automation Minutes #128 - MESA Education

Thu, 02 May 2013 11:11:49 +0000

Gary talks with Mike James who is a leader of MES solution provider ATS Global and who spearheaded the MESA Global Education Program that has provided two certification tracks for educating people about MES/MOM theory and application.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM128.mp3




Automation Minutes 127 - Past and Future of Manufacturing

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:37:37 +0000

Thinking back over the industrial revolutions, Gary describes jobs that have been replaced by machines that were socially for the good.  He looks at some future ideas about manufacturing describing Industry 4.0 from Germany and Smart Manufacturing from the US.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM127.mp3




Automation Minutes Episode 126 Smart Manufacturing

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:12:29 +0000

In this episode Gary recaps the ABB Automation and Power World user conference, discusses the ramifications of a $7 million grant to the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, and reviews the book "Producing Prosperity," by Pisano and Shih.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM126.mp3




Automation Minutes 125 Safety Automation Builder

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:04:39 +0000

Gary discusses Rockwell Automation's new Safety Automation Builder software with OEM Technical Consultant Jonathan Johnson. We learn that the tool is part of trend of providing easy-to-use tools for engineers to help them improve design, get projects done faster and provide end-of-project documentation. Check the Rockwell SAB Website for more information.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM_125_Safety_Builder.mp3




Automation Minutes Number 124

Sat, 09 Mar 2013 00:55:02 +0000

Gary discusses his new personal directions, news from the ARC Forum including emphasis on Cloud Computing, the upcoming ISA Automation Week and the HART Communication Foundation 20th Anniversary.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM_124.mp3




Automation Minutes 123 Automation vs. Jobs

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:45:11 +0000

Gary discusses the current spate of articles in mainstream media about automation and jobs. He also announces a new personal direction.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM_123.m4a




Automation Minutes Episode 122

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 22:50:00 +0000

Gary reviews the latest developments in controllers, software and networking for automation and manufacturing from the end of 2012 and looks forward to what 2013 holds.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM_122.mp3




Automation Minutes 121

Thu, 26 Apr 2012 02:45:40 +0000

Gary discusses leadership in manufacturing, how engineers can become leaders and the need for emotional stability.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM121.mp3




Automation Minutes 120

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:39:33 +0000

Gary discusses interoperability--the connection between systems to move necessary data. He discusses how Mitsubishi has morphed from a machine controls company to one who understands the need to take control to the next level--as spokespeople discuss on a Webcast Gary hosted at http://www.automationworld.com/visible-factory-see-it-all-real-time.


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Automation Minutes 119

Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:17:01 +0000

Returning after a few month's hiatus, Gary records from his mobile studio thoughts about the Maintenance and Reliability Technology Summit, his presentation on digital technolgy, and silos in manufacturing companies.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM119.mp3




Automation Minutes 118

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 20:33:45 +0000

Gary's Labor Day discussion of automation's impact on jobs plus a quick update of some news in the automation industry.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM118.mp3




Automation Minutes 117

Thu, 11 Aug 2011 01:17:58 +0000

Gary reports on NI Week, National Instruments' annual user conference. He discusses the large turnout, 25 years of LabView, multicore and FPGA parallel programming with LabView and dataflow programming, and NI's growth into a big company.


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Automation Minutes 116

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:23:22 +0000

Gary reports from the Honeywell User Group in Phoenix June 14. He discusses HPS president Norm Gilsdorf's "business transformation" strategy, recaps some of CTO Jason Urso's presentation and discusses, what else, Honeywell's wireless strategy along with thoughts on ISA100.


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Automation Minutes 115

Mon, 02 May 2011 14:26:13 +0000

Wrap up of the ABB User conference with analysis of ABB and Baldor, report on Packaging Automation Forum thoughts on machine safety and programming standards, and report on the MARTS conference and a dinner to benefit autism awareness.


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Automation Minutes 114

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 20:21:57 +0000

Gary discusses Invensys and his interview with Operations Management CEO Sudipta Bhattacharya, vision and robotics at Automate 2011, Wes Iversen's retirement and the upcoming Packaging Automation Forum and Maintenance and Reliability Forum.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM114.mp3




Automation Minutes 113

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 21:04:49 +0000

In this video essay, Gary discusses the disaster in Japan and the resulting hype about nuclear power safety. He salutes the process engineers and operators who are working in a terrible situation to get the plant back on track.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM113.mp3




Automation Minutes 112

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:34:16 +0000

Gary discusses database technology, data connectivity, what today's engineers need to know, OPC UA's future and more software topics with engineers at Inductive Automation.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM112.mp3




Automation Minutes 111

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 21:32:17 +0000

Gary reports on his trip to the ODVA (www.odva.org) annual meeting including technical updates, security and energy white papers, introduction of Bosch Rexroth as the latest principal member, implementer application and technical visionary information.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM111.mp3




Automation Minutes 110

Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:02:09 +0000

Leadership in automation. How the leaders who developed ISA88, ISA95, MIMOSA have left a legacy that is readily apparent in products and applications. Now the ISA100 committee leadership needs to take the steps necessary to bring reconciliation and convergence and finish the standard.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/Automation_Minutes_110.mp3




Mintchell on Strategy

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 22:38:38 +0000

Gary discusses Inder Sidhu's book "Doing Both". He's a Cisco Sr. VP and shows examples of how to do two seemingly contradictory strategies. Also Jon DiPietro's blog Domesticating IT about business strategy death spirals.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/Mintchell_on_Strategy_0211.mp3




Mintchell On Leadership

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 16:34:14 +0000

Gary discusses leadership speaking styles. How should a leader show emotion?


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/Mintchell_On_011611.mp3




Automation Minutes 107

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 01:31:50 +0000

Gary interviews Eddie Lee of Moxa in his Ideas and Innovations series for the January issue of Automation World.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM107.mp3




Automation Minutes 106

Thu, 25 Nov 2010 16:44:31 +0000

Gary reports on his trip to Germany and the SPS/Drives trade fair. Key trends and new products from Siemens and Beckhoff are highlighted.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM106.mp3




Automation Minutes 105

Sat, 20 Nov 2010 17:37:53 +0000

In this videocast/podcast, Gary discusses things he's learned about teamwork and leadership during a series of interviews over the past seven weeks. He also discusses the book by Richard L. Daft, "The Executive and The Elephant"--your inner rational CEO and your inner drives and emotions that prevent you from doing what you want. He ends with a request for information and speakers on sustainable packaging lines for the upcoming Packaging Automation Forum (http://www.packworld.com/paf)


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM105.mp3




Automation Minutes 104

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:10:13 +0000

Gary analyzes the changes at Rockwell Automation and reflects on the PSUG and Automation Fair week in Orlando. He includes pieces of interviews with CEO Keith Nosbusch and CTO Sujeet Chand. "It's an exciting time to be in manufacturing."


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM104.mp3




Automation Minutes 103

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 13:02:49 +0000

Are software as a service, open source software, subscription pricing disruptive to the market for manufacturing software? Just interviewed FuseSource, an open source messaging application. Recently an MIT/Sloan Management Review article cited research that top performing companies are 3x more likely to have a data analytics culture. On a podcast on IT Conversation, Simon Wardley argues that the Cloud is a source of innovation, http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/shows/detail4628.html


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM103.mp3




Automation Minutes 101

Sat, 16 Oct 2010 23:50:25 +0000

Gary discusses automation conference season, with a brief recap of Emerson Exchange, reports from ISA's Automation Week (which was dubbed "weak" by some and so-so by others), a look ahead at Invensys Operation Management's OpsManage'10 conference coming up next week and then glimpse of the upcoming Rockwell Process Systems Users Group and Automation Fair. Recorded at Tawawa Park in Sidney, Ohio.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM101.mp3




Automation Minutes 100

Fri, 01 Oct 2010 23:30:47 +0000

I give final wrap up thoughts about Emerson Global Users Exchange 2010.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM100.mp3




Automation Minutes 99

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 02:04:29 +0000

AM099 Gary interviews Rune Reppenhagen, Emerson Process Management DeltaV Brand Manager about DeltaV announcements and presentations at Emerson Exchange 2010 in San Antonio.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM099.mp3




Automation Minutes 98

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 02:00:31 +0000

AM098 Gary interviews Emerson Process Management DeltaV SIS brand manager Mike Boudreaux about what's happening at Emerson Exchange 2010 in San Antonio


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Automation Minutes 97

Mon, 27 Sep 2010 01:56:26 +0000

Gary interviews Julie Fraser, of Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association Metrics working group about a unique makeover contest the association is running that will award two companies free consulting for a metrics makeover.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM097.mp3




Automation Minutes 095 - 08.30.2010

Mon, 30 Aug 2010 15:20:00 +0000

Four ways to avoid manufacturing decline. From my research for an article in the September 2010 Automation World, I discuss what several people have discovered about making manufacturing a strategic part of an enterprise. And, no, I'm not a Juventus fan. Just liked the shirt when shopping on my last trip to Italy. Hoping for one from Stuttgart while I'm there next month.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM095.mp3




Automation Minutes 094 - 08.15.2010

Sun, 15 Aug 2010 23:53:00 +0000

Essay on leadership--including R&D leadership change at National Instruments and the HP fiasco--plus a quick review of Daniel Pink's "Drive."


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Automation Minutes 93 - 08.10.2010

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 15:26:00 +0000

Here's a video essay from NI Week. Day 3 keynotes feature students and a noted guest. This year's keynote was not a disappointment. Three groups of college students accepted various challenges including building an electric car (and driving it cross-country), building a more environmentally friendly car, and finally building a car that a blind person can drive. Finally, Dr. Mishio Kaku, noted theoretical physicist and TV personality, discussed the future. 

He closed with an interesting thought that relates to my dialoge with Martin Ford by discussing the types of jobs that will dominate in the future.




Automation Minutes 93 - 08.10.2010

Tue, 10 Aug 2010 15:26:00 +0000

Here's a video essay from NI Week. Day 3 keynotes feature students and a noted guest. This year's keynote was not a disappointment. Three groups of college students accepted various challenges including building an electric car (and driving it cross-country), building a more environmentally friendly car, and finally building a car that a blind person can drive. Finally, Dr. Mishio Kaku, noted theoretical physicist and TV personality, discussed the future. 

He closed with an interesting thought that relates to my dialoge with Martin Ford by discussing the types of jobs that will dominate in the future.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM093.mp3




Automation Minutes 092 - 07.23.2010

Fri, 23 Jul 2010 19:26:00 +0000

In this audio/video essay, Gary takes a look at the environment of risky behaviors that can lead to safety and secutiry breechs. He looks at the BP oil rig situation and the virus that targeted Siemens WinCC HMI/SCADA. Links to articles can be found at http://www.garymintchellsfeedforward.com.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM092.mp3




Automation Minutes 091 - 07.04.2010

Sun, 04 Jul 2010 20:44:00 +0000

Gary discusses digital manufacturing--specifically virtual commissioning--with Tom Hoffman of Siemens PLM. Check out the benefits of working out machine ideas on a computer before cutting steel.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM091.mp3




Automation Minutes 090 - 07.03.2010

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 11:08:00 +0000

Gary discusses the recent Siemens PLM conference, digital manufacturing and cool design tools.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM090.mp3




Automation Minutes 089 - 07.02.2010

Fri, 02 Jul 2010 15:02:00 +0000

Gary wraps up information from the MESA International conference in Dearborn, MI June 21-23.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM089.mp3




Automation Minutes 088 - 06.26.2010

Sat, 26 Jun 2010 12:03:00 +0000

Gary discusses the MESA International Strategic Initiatives Model of MES with Doug Weaver. Doug is a practitioner in his day job and also Treasurer and Chair of the Website Committee of MESA International. The model can be found at http://www.mesa.org/en/modelstrategicinitiatives/MSI.asp. The model describes the links between software modules that comprise Manufacturing Enterprise Solution applications and corporate strategic initiatives such as real-time enterprise or Lean. We talked at the MESA International Conference in Dearborn, MI on June 23, 2010.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM088.mp3




Automation Minutes 087 - 05.31.2010

Mon, 31 May 2010 12:43:00 +0000

An essay on thought leadership.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM087.mp3




Automation Minutes 086 - 05.22.2010

Sun, 23 May 2010 01:34:00 +0000

Gary discusses what automation means to future unemployment (The Lights in the Tunnel by Martin Ford), the value of working with your hands (Shop Craft as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford), decentralized organizations (The Starfish and the Spider), along with recapping the Packaging Automation Forum, Emerson/Fisher's new Laboratory and ABB's user conference.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM086.mp3




Automation Minutes 085 - 04.16.2010

Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:50:00 +0000

Automation World Editor in Chief Gary Mintchell interviews Charlie Fialkowski, U.S. Process Safety Manager for Siemens Industry Inc. about standards updates for burner management system safety including a discussion of programmable safety logic controllers, NFPA, ISA 84 and Technical Report 05 of the ISA S-84 Committee.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM085.mp3




Automation Minutes 084 - 04.10.2010

Sat, 10 Apr 2010 15:36:00 +0000

Gary discusses how organizations can be insidious in enticing people into ethical lapses referring to the current news about Toyota and the Pope. Industrial Ethernet market share is next up for discussion followed by reading for his May issue of Automation World article about creating a safety culture. He finishes with thoughts about an interview with auto industry analyst James Harbour and whether automation will completely replace jobs.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM084.mp3




Automation Minutes 083 - 03.28.2010

Sun, 28 Mar 2010 19:30:00 +0000

Gary discusses the need for education, company sponsored education, and talks about entrepreneur education at Stanford, Vivek Wadhwa writing at TechCrunch on why America needs to invest in its workforce, a Robert Scoble video interview and finally refers to a Seth Godin blog with a video on what a teacher makes.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM083.mp3




Automation Minutes 082 - 03.19.2010

Fri, 19 Mar 2010 20:26:00 +0000

Gary discusses power and energy in this update on sustainable manufacturing as a corporate strategy.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM082.mp3




Automation Minutes 081 - 03.14.2010

Sun, 14 Mar 2010 21:33:00 +0000

Thoughts on automotive manufacturing pondering post by Kevin Kelly, is large petrochemical peaking for a new reality in process, networking, Ethernet, wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM081.mp3




Automation Minutes 080 - 03.05.2010

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 19:32:00 +0000

Gary discusses the rising stock prices for some automation companies, leadership, SME getting high school students involved in manufacturing, sustainability as a manufacturing model and wireless control.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM080.mp3




Automation Minutes 079 - 02.13.2010

Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:34:00 +0000

In news from the last couple of weeks, Gary discusses changes to the upcoming Pack Expo, the need for visionary leadership, upcoming conferences for WBF and MESA.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM079.mp3




Automation Minutes 078 - 02.13.2010

Sat, 13 Feb 2010 23:19:00 +0000

Gary discusses happenings at the 14th annual ARC Forum in Orlando. There were product announcements from many companies, an indepth discussion of the multi-year Invensys strategy that has led to the formation of IOM, WBF and OMAC and their separation from ISA and a few thoughts about wireless from the Forum.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM078.mp3




Automation Minutes 077 - 02.04.2010

Thu, 04 Feb 2010 20:09:00 +0000

Gary reviews several earnings reports from the automation industry and then reports from MESA International and Cambashi research on manufacturers improving financial performance and manufacturing performance using well defined metrics and automated data gathering. The latest edition of the popular Packaging Automation Forum is announced. Then a few thoughts on Toyota, Lean and entrepreneurship in automotive manufacturing.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM077.mp3




Automation Minutes 076 - 01.15.2010

Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:45:00 +0000

Gary wonders about what we'll see in automation in 2010. Also introduces OurISA, a movement to generate grass-roots ideas into a professional engineering society.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM076.mp3




Automation Minutes 075 - 11.03.2009

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 16:17:00 +0000

Re-release (hopefully this one transferred in its entirety) of Gary's update of ISA Expo and Advantech Conference. Recorded in Suzhou, China.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM075.mp3




Automation Minutes 074 - 10.08.2009

Thu, 08 Oct 2009 12:48:00 +0000

Gary interviews David Deitz, director of product marketing for Delta V, at the Emerson Global Users Exchange in Orlando about the rollout of the new DeltaV version 11 and its significant new features.


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http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM074.mp3




Automation Minutes 073 - 09.25.2009

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 15:41:00 +0000

Recognizing considerable industry interest in the reorganization that created Invensys Operations Management, Gary sat down with IOM vice presidents Mark Davidson (global marketing) and Rashesh Mody (portfolio and strategy). The discussion included the new mission and how integration of the overall division's portfolio is evolving. The division includes such venerable brands as Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. Perhaps for the first time since they were brought together under Invensys the potential that could be achieved through integration is coming about.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM073.mp3




Automation Minutes 072 - 09.19.2009

Sat, 19 Sep 2009 11:09:00 +0000

Gary discusses the ISA Marketing & Sales Symposium and social media, discusses ratification of the ISA100.11a wireless network standard and implications versus WirelessHart, new products from Longwatch, Kepware and Online Development, plus his upcoming trips to Invensys Operations Management Client Conference, Emerson Exchange and ISA Expo.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM072.mp3




Automation Minutes 068 - 09.09.2009

Wed, 09 Sep 2009 17:12:00 +0000

Updated show notes: Gary talks with Mike Miller, business development manager with Rockwell Automation, about new machine safety standards effective Dec. 29, 2009. Functional safety is defined. EN ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 which replace EN 954 are explained. The impact of these standards and eventual benefits for machine builders and end users alike are also discussed. We learned on 9/9/09 that the European Commission has decided to postpone the deadline for manufacturers to comply with the new functional safety standard EN ISO 13849-1. In the meantime, they can continue designing to safety standard EN 954-1. The Commission said no further extension will be granted after 2012.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM068.mp3




Automation Minutes 071 - 08.21.2009

Fri, 21 Aug 2009 14:36:00 +0000

Gary goes international and talks Lean Manufacturing with Jean-Christophe Ledoux of consulting firm Accenture and Yves Vergnolle, of software supplier Apriso about a project where the companies combined to provide a software solution to companies looking for tools to help them implement Lean Manufacturing. The guests call in from France for this episode.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM071.mp3




Automation Minutes 070 - 08.20.2009

Thu, 20 Aug 2009 15:04:00 +0000

In this episode, Gary discusses the National Instruments NI Week reporting on LabView upgrades and parallel programming.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM070.mp3




Automation Minutes 069 - 08.17.2009

Mon, 17 Aug 2009 19:46:00 +0000

Gary discusses the recent organization moves at Invensys in this podcast from his mobile studio.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM069.mp3




Automation Minutes 068 - 07.14.2009

Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:17:00 +0000

Gary talks with Mike Miller, business development manager with Rockwell Automation, about new machine safety standards effective Dec. 29, 2009. Functional safety is defined. EN ISO 13849 and IEC 62061 which replace EN 954 are explained. The impact of these standards and eventual benefits for machine builders and end users alike are also discussed.



Automation Minutes 067 - 04.30.2009

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 14:39:00 +0000

Gary interviews John Dyck in this episode. John is Chairman of MESA International, the association for Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions. He discusses the new directions for MESA, the reasons that this software area is important to manufacturers and the new and exciting format for the association's gathering in the spring of 2010.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM067.mp3




Automation Minutes 066 - 04.22.2009

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 01:38:00 +0000

Gary interviews Lee Lane, business director, controller and visualization business, Rockwell Automation about what makes programmable automation controllers (PACs) different from programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in this series on control.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM066.mp3




Automation Minutes 065 - 04.15.2009

Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:49:00 +0000

Back from vacation and a couple of trips Gary recounts his Middle East vacation (yes it was quite safe where he was). He recaps the ABB Automation and Power World conference, the Packaging Automation Forum and offers his point of view on the rumored Emerson acquisition of Rockwell. Aren't rumors great? Plus other news from the world of automation.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM065.mp3




Automation Minutes 064 - 02.02.2009

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 12:23:00 +0000

Gary Mintchell talks with Keith Updike, managing director of BBK--a manufacturing consulting firm--about Lean Thinking. The discussion includes ideas of implementing Lean and a vision of what a Lean Lifestyle entails.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM064.mp3




Automation Minutes 063 - 01.27.2009

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 21:15:00 +0000

Gary takes a look back at 2008 and ahead to 2009. Changes in automation supplier leadership are noted, and he exhorts listeners to promote the economic need for manufacturing to regain prominence in the United States.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM063.mp3




Automation Minutes 062 - 12.09.2008

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 12:59:00 +0000

Joe Grove, vice president of engineering at OSSID, a Pro Mach company, joins Gary for this discussion of how a packaging industry equipment manufacturer can use new technology along with in depth customer research to redesign machinery to achieve a competitive advantage and give customers added value.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM062.mp3




Automation Minutes 060 - 11.25.2008

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 03:17:00 +0000

Gary reports from Pack Expo. Thoughts on automation suppliers competing for OEM business, the recent spate of government bailouts and the upcoming Safety Automation Forum.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM060.mp3




Automation Minutes 059 - 10.28.2008

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 19:41:00 +0000

The HTML of process control. Gary interviews Jonas Berge, Director of PlantWeb Consulting for Emerson Process Management in Singapore. He discusses EDDL (electronic device description language), describing what it is, how it is used and the overall system from intelligent instruments to how the information is displayed in a client computer. More information is available at www.eddl.org.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM059.mp3




Automation Minutes 058 - 10.14.2008

Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:09:00 +0000

Gary reviews trips to the Emerson Global Users Exchange and WonderWorld conferences. He offers thoughts on changes at Rockwell Automation.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM058.mp3




Automation Minutes 057 - 09.27.2008

Sat, 27 Sep 2008 15:39:00 +0000

Gary interviews Geoff Wickens, systems solutions manager for Endress + Hauser and a member of the marketing committee of the FDT Group. Wickens explains what FDT does and why it is of value for users of instrumentation and asset management systems.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM057.mp3




Automation Minutes 056 - 09.21.2008

Sun, 21 Sep 2008 13:38:00 +0000

Gary resumes his interview series with Paul Wacker on Ethernet. Paul is a product manager at Advantech and discusses technology and application of Power over Ethernet. This interview will also be the subject of an email newsletter sponsored by Advantech. Paul's previous interviews on Ethernet have been well regarded in the industry.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM056.mp3




Automation Minutes 055 - 08.21.2008

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 01:16:00 +0000

Recording in the mobile studio, Gary reflects on leadership and energy issues from his trip to Las Vegas to attend the Schneider Electric customer conference. That's two straight weeks of record attendance at conferences in a supposedly down economy. He also discusses the latest Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture release. He concludes with a discussion of the Packaging Automation Forum.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM055.mp3




Automation Minutes 054 - 08.09.2008

Sat, 09 Aug 2008 12:50:00 +0000

Recording in the mobile studio Gary catches up with a few weeks of travels including the Siemens ExiderDome, ideas from meetings at Emerson and NI Week. He takes a look at marketing, the automation system, need for accurate information from field devices, green automation, education and selling your ideas.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM054.mp3




Automation Minutes 053 - 07.05.2008

Sat, 05 Jul 2008 18:47:00 +0000

Gary reviews recent news in wireless, challenges listeners to read the Bill of Rights in honor of July 4, reports on Foxboro's 100 years celebration and discusses Honeywell Users Group.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM053.mp3




Automation Minutes 052 - 06.09.2008

Mon, 09 Jun 2008 17:37:00 +0000

Gary reviews what he learned from trips to Siemens, Automation Direct and B&R Automation, then the Rockwell Software RSTechEd event in Orlando. He includes a look at Rockwell Software strategy and business and the high points from Alvin Toffler's keynote and Q&A session at RS TechEd. He concludes with thoughts on making manufacturing an integral part of a company's business.


Media Files:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/automation/AM052.mp3