Overview
Supplier SloganEnabling an Intelligent PlanetIngenuity for LifeListen. Think. Solve.Inspire the Next.Perfection in AutomationHuman-Centered Automation
SnapshotAdvantechSiemensRockwell AutomationHitachiB&R Industrial AutomationAzbil CorporationBaker HughesSKFPrysmian Group
HQ LocationTaiwanGermanyUnited StatesJapanAustriaJapanUnited StatesSwedenItaly
Year Founded198318871903191019791906190719071872
Company TypePublicPublicPublicPublicPrivatePrivatePublicPublicPublic
Stock TickerETR: SIENYSE: ROKNYSE: BHI
Revenue$1-10b> $10b$1-10b> $10b$100m-1b$1-10b> $10b> $10b$1-10b
Employees1,001 - 10,000> 50,00010,001 - 50,000> 50,0001,001 - 10,0001,001 - 10,000> 50,00010,001 - 50,0001,001 - 10,000
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Company Description
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; all backed by industry-leading front and back office e-business solutions.
Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy. Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Digital Factory - Siemens Technology to Business (TTB)
Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.
Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems. Year founded: 1910 Revenue: $94.0 billion (2014) TYO: 6501
The pioneering spirit of company founders Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer, together with the vision of accomplishing something exceptional for the automation industry, still influences the company's strategy today. This conviction led to the establishment of the first international subsidiaries in 1983. Entrepreneurial courage, along with remarkable foresight, allowed B&R to prosper into an international company within the last quarter of a century. Excellent intuition regarding market developments and trends, combined with the ambition to offer high-tech solutions that benefit customers, has allowed B&R to become an industry leader in innovation and technology. Year founded: 1979
As the core of the Azbil Group, this company is developing its Building Automation business in the building market, Advanced Automation business in the plant and factory markets, and Life Automation business in lifelines, health care, and other markets connected closely with everyday life. Year founded: 1906 TYO:6845

Baker Hughes supplies oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the oil and natural gas industry.

SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907. It is focusing on bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems, and its technology platforms serve more than 40 industries. The focus of SKF’s technology development today is to reduce the environmental impact of an asset during its lifecycle.
Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With over 130 years experience and a presence in more than 50 countries around the world, and with 20,000 people and 91 plants, the Group is strongly positioned at the high-tech end of the energy and telecom cable sectors. The Group was created through the union of Prysmian and Draka, already leaders in their markets for innovation and technological know-how.
IoT Solutions
Advantech has always been an innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms. They cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. To realize our corporate vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet, Advantech will continue collaborating and Partnering for Smart City & IoT Solutions.
In the near future, billions of pieces of equipment will be connected to one another and massive amounts of data will pouring in. Advanced algorithms, high-powered computing, better connectivity and cloud storage all facilitate the emergence of smart systems. Knowing how to leverage the respective opportunities, however, requires a unique set of skills. Siemens has the engineering, domain and digital know-how to generate performance improvements across the entire value chain, from design to production and operations to maintenance. Digital simulation technology accelerates the plant design, the installation and commissioning as well as the entire product design and production planning process. Multiple components in systems and plants can be intelligently networked to communicate with each other and exchange real-time data. Machine learning makes complex systems more efficient without human intervention. The intelligent analysis of operational data helps identify patterns and predict potential downtimes. Minimum downtimes boost reliability thanks to lifecycle services.
Smart Connected Operations is a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled MOM applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems. It is an elemental part of creating the Smart Connected Enterprise and is often where companies have breaks in the strands of the digital thread. In moving towards this vision, both solution providers and manufacturing organizations are going to have to up the game when it comes to investing in IIoT. These investments will include the creation of new organizations that bring together IT, OT, and business leaders, new technologies that enable connectivity, cloud, big data analytics, and the development of new applications, along with the foresight to see that small pilot projects today could transform entire industries tomorrow.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet—essentially a "Connected Everything Platform." These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. When objects can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them. ​IoT is connecting new places—such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems—to the Internet. When an object can represent itself digitally, it can be controlled from anywhere. This connectivity means more data, gathered from more places, with more ways to: increase efficiency, innovate in product development, increase asset utilization, enhance the customer experience, streamline the supply chain, and improve safety and security. Hitachi Consulting helps apply IoT solutions to drive business value, ultimately allowing companies to be IoT innovators and become an "Enterprise of Things." Companies can learn more about Hitachi Consulting's products, solutions and expertise and how they leverage the diverse product portfolio of Hitachi to help enterprises quickly get value out of IoT capabilities.
Vibration Sensors With the proper sensor to supply critical operating information, a machine operates in a safer condition for both the machine as well as the personnel operating the machine. Various machine operating conditions concerning temperature extremes, magnetic fields, vibration range, frequency range, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) conditions and the required signal quality necessitate the need for a variety of sensors. Sensor Bearing Units SKF sensor bearing units are used to monitor accurately the status of rotating or linear components and are: compact, robust and reliable, and simple and ready-to-mount. Sensor-integrated solutions engineered by SKF have been well proven in a variety of industrial and automotive applications, such as electric motors, electric vehicles, road rollers, tractors, forklifts and conveyors. Typical uses include: motor management, steering, speed and position sensing, and measurement of angular position. Recent innovations from SKF now enable bearings to communicate their operating conditions in real time, with integrated intelligence including wireless sensors, data acquisition electronics and self-powered solutions. This technology, called SKF Insight, enables operators to see how dynamic operating conditions are affecting bearing health and machine condition in real time. Operators can use this information to adjust operating conditions or make automated interventions, such as lubrication. This can help to prevent bearing damage before it occurs, effectively extending the life of the bearing. Ultimately, this means better maintenance planning and helps to avoid costly unplanned stoppages.
Key Customers
ARUP Laboratories, Digital Realty, University of Michigan
Campari, INCO Engineering, Whyalla Steelworks
BMW, Cortal Consors, Die Mobiliar
Supporting Files

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Network Equipment
Devices
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Use Cases
Use CasesPrecision FarmingFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Machine Condition MonitoringBuilding Automation and Controls (BAC)Building Energy Management System (BEMS)Autonomous VehiclesAsset Health Management (AHM)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)MicrogridCollaborative RoboticsShipment TrackingComputer VisionWater Quality and Leakage MonitoringManufacturing System AutomationFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM)Predictive Maintenance (PdM)Digital TwinAutonomous RobotsBuilding Energy Management System (BEMS)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Time Sensitive Networks

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Partners
PartnersIBMIBM Watson (IBM)Silver Spring NetworksHuaweiCapgeminiSAPHoneywell

Overview
Supplier SloganEnabling an Intelligent PlanetIngenuity for LifeListen. Think. Solve.Inspire the Next.Perfection in AutomationHuman-Centered Automation
SnapshotAdvantechSiemensRockwell AutomationHitachiB&R Industrial AutomationAzbil CorporationBaker HughesSKFPrysmian Group
HQ LocationTaiwanGermanyUnited StatesJapanAustriaJapanUnited StatesSwedenItaly
Year Founded198318871903191019791906190719071872
Company TypePublicPublicPublicPublicPrivatePrivatePublicPublicPublic
Stock TickerETR: SIENYSE: ROKNYSE: BHI
Revenue$1-10b> $10b$1-10b> $10b$100m-1b$1-10b> $10b> $10b$1-10b
Employees1,001 - 10,000> 50,00010,001 - 50,000> 50,0001,001 - 10,0001,001 - 10,000> 50,00010,001 - 50,0001,001 - 10,000
Website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website Open website
Company Description
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, and global logistics support; all backed by industry-leading front and back office e-business solutions.
Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy. Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units: - Digital Factory - Siemens Technology to Business (TTB)
Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.
Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems. Year founded: 1910 Revenue: $94.0 billion (2014) TYO: 6501
The pioneering spirit of company founders Erwin Bernecker and Josef Rainer, together with the vision of accomplishing something exceptional for the automation industry, still influences the company's strategy today. This conviction led to the establishment of the first international subsidiaries in 1983. Entrepreneurial courage, along with remarkable foresight, allowed B&R to prosper into an international company within the last quarter of a century. Excellent intuition regarding market developments and trends, combined with the ambition to offer high-tech solutions that benefit customers, has allowed B&R to become an industry leader in innovation and technology. Year founded: 1979
As the core of the Azbil Group, this company is developing its Building Automation business in the building market, Advanced Automation business in the plant and factory markets, and Life Automation business in lifelines, health care, and other markets connected closely with everyday life. Year founded: 1906 TYO:6845

Baker Hughes supplies oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the oil and natural gas industry.

SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907. It is focusing on bearings and units, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems, and its technology platforms serve more than 40 industries. The focus of SKF’s technology development today is to reduce the environmental impact of an asset during its lifecycle.
Prysmian Group is the world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With over 130 years experience and a presence in more than 50 countries around the world, and with 20,000 people and 91 plants, the Group is strongly positioned at the high-tech end of the energy and telecom cable sectors. The Group was created through the union of Prysmian and Draka, already leaders in their markets for innovation and technological know-how.
IoT Solutions
Advantech has always been an innovator in the development and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms. They cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. To realize our corporate vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet, Advantech will continue collaborating and Partnering for Smart City & IoT Solutions.
In the near future, billions of pieces of equipment will be connected to one another and massive amounts of data will pouring in. Advanced algorithms, high-powered computing, better connectivity and cloud storage all facilitate the emergence of smart systems. Knowing how to leverage the respective opportunities, however, requires a unique set of skills. Siemens has the engineering, domain and digital know-how to generate performance improvements across the entire value chain, from design to production and operations to maintenance. Digital simulation technology accelerates the plant design, the installation and commissioning as well as the entire product design and production planning process. Multiple components in systems and plants can be intelligently networked to communicate with each other and exchange real-time data. Machine learning makes complex systems more efficient without human intervention. The intelligent analysis of operational data helps identify patterns and predict potential downtimes. Minimum downtimes boost reliability thanks to lifecycle services.
Smart Connected Operations is a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled MOM applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems. It is an elemental part of creating the Smart Connected Enterprise and is often where companies have breaks in the strands of the digital thread. In moving towards this vision, both solution providers and manufacturing organizations are going to have to up the game when it comes to investing in IIoT. These investments will include the creation of new organizations that bring together IT, OT, and business leaders, new technologies that enable connectivity, cloud, big data analytics, and the development of new applications, along with the foresight to see that small pilot projects today could transform entire industries tomorrow.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet—essentially a "Connected Everything Platform." These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. When objects can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them. ​IoT is connecting new places—such as manufacturing floors, energy grids, healthcare facilities, and transportation systems—to the Internet. When an object can represent itself digitally, it can be controlled from anywhere. This connectivity means more data, gathered from more places, with more ways to: increase efficiency, innovate in product development, increase asset utilization, enhance the customer experience, streamline the supply chain, and improve safety and security. Hitachi Consulting helps apply IoT solutions to drive business value, ultimately allowing companies to be IoT innovators and become an "Enterprise of Things." Companies can learn more about Hitachi Consulting's products, solutions and expertise and how they leverage the diverse product portfolio of Hitachi to help enterprises quickly get value out of IoT capabilities.
Vibration Sensors With the proper sensor to supply critical operating information, a machine operates in a safer condition for both the machine as well as the personnel operating the machine. Various machine operating conditions concerning temperature extremes, magnetic fields, vibration range, frequency range, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electrostatic discharge (ESD) conditions and the required signal quality necessitate the need for a variety of sensors. Sensor Bearing Units SKF sensor bearing units are used to monitor accurately the status of rotating or linear components and are: compact, robust and reliable, and simple and ready-to-mount. Sensor-integrated solutions engineered by SKF have been well proven in a variety of industrial and automotive applications, such as electric motors, electric vehicles, road rollers, tractors, forklifts and conveyors. Typical uses include: motor management, steering, speed and position sensing, and measurement of angular position. Recent innovations from SKF now enable bearings to communicate their operating conditions in real time, with integrated intelligence including wireless sensors, data acquisition electronics and self-powered solutions. This technology, called SKF Insight, enables operators to see how dynamic operating conditions are affecting bearing health and machine condition in real time. Operators can use this information to adjust operating conditions or make automated interventions, such as lubrication. This can help to prevent bearing damage before it occurs, effectively extending the life of the bearing. Ultimately, this means better maintenance planning and helps to avoid costly unplanned stoppages.
Key Customers
ARUP Laboratories, Digital Realty, University of Michigan
Campari, INCO Engineering, Whyalla Steelworks
BMW, Cortal Consors, Die Mobiliar
Supporting Files

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Network Equipment
Devices
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Use Cases
Use CasesPrecision FarmingFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Machine Condition MonitoringBuilding Automation and Controls (BAC)Building Energy Management System (BEMS)Autonomous VehiclesAsset Health Management (AHM)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)MicrogridCollaborative RoboticsShipment TrackingComputer VisionWater Quality and Leakage MonitoringManufacturing System AutomationFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM)Predictive Maintenance (PdM)Digital TwinAutonomous RobotsBuilding Energy Management System (BEMS)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Time Sensitive Networks

Similar Companies
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Partners
PartnersIBMIBM Watson (IBM)Silver Spring NetworksHuaweiCapgeminiSAPHoneywell
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