Re-imagining Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom – Welcome to Weir’s Digital Mine

first_imgHands up – who enjoyed “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom” movie? I don’t know about you, but my favorite scene was the cart chase down the mine tunnel with the baddies in hot pursuit! When we picture a working mine, we see images like those depicted in the movie – deep caverns, tough conditions, workers wearing mining hats with head lamps, tram tracks and heavy machinery.Of course, some of those stereotypical images are based on reality but did you know that technology is now being used to monitor remote mining equipment in some of the world’s most challenging industrial environments, allowing experts to make more informed decisions, based on data?Leveraging technology down the minesTake one of the world’s largest engineering companies, The Weir Group. A global market leader, Weir provided trusted technology and services to help make mining operations more productive and profitable. For example, the company designs and manufactures sophisticated machinery involved in dewatering the mines, crushing and grinding rock as well as classifying, separating and transporting materials. As you can imagine, this is high-value, mission-critical equipment – if anything goes down for whatever reason, the mine may have to stop operations, which has obvious significant cost implications for customers.Predictive maintenanceThe good news is that by using the Internet of Things and Dell Gateways, Weir can now monitor the condition of the equipment second by second and help operators predict when maintenance should take place. The end-customer gains better insights about the likely timing of machinery servicing and the need for replacement parts, which results in increased uptime plus more informed capital expenditure planning. Win-win all round!Excited about the potential of IoTHow did this heavy engineering and technology partnership begin? Established over 150 years ago, Weir places a huge focus on innovation and is constantly looking to develop new and more efficient ways of working. Back in 2013, the company was already exploring the potential of the IoT and had designed and produced a prototype platform with sensors to digitally connect its field assets.A global partnershipWeir was so impressed with the initial test results that it wanted to move to mass production. However, the company was aware that gaining worldwide regulatory and safety certification in 120 countries would take time and knew that it would benefit from identifying a world class IT partner. Weir enlisted Dell Technologies OEM & IoT as its global partner to manufacture the units, simplify the development process, handle logistics and provide support.A modular, cost-effective solutionOur solution for Weir is designed, customized and built in a modular fashion. A relatively small number of blocks can be configured into many different solutions – all fully tested and certified for every country of operation. The customer gets consistency, a scalable, modular platform, built on open standards, using cost-effective, off-the-shelf compute blocks that can be used across all its business divisions. We manage the entire program from initial order and sourcing of third-party components through manufacturing, customization, delivery and post-sales support.Digitizing heavy mechanical machineryWhile I can’t promise you a cart chase through the mines like the movie, I believe that Weir’s technology solution – built on Dell Technologies OEM & IoT, Intel and Microsoft infrastructure – is just as exciting. The solution changes how Weir interacts with assets in the field, delivers increased efficiencies and opens the potential for even more innovative products and services. It’s part of Weir’s digital journey and is transforming how the company serves its mining, oil, gas, infrastructure and industrial customers.According to Weir, the internet of things offers a powerful competitive advantage, which will help drive its future growth. And, there’s more to come. Read what my colleague Bryan Jones has to say about the merging of IoT and Artificial Intelligence. Are you using IoT to transform your business? Please join the conversation. I’d love to hear your comments and questions. If you’re attending Hannover Messe, please stop by to say hi to our team from Dell Technologies and VMware plus partners from IOTech, SAS, Bormann, Teamviewer, ActionPoint,Tridium and Alleantia. We’ll be at Hall 6, Booth C40, April 1-5.Experience our amazing, interactive demo to learn how Dell Technologies infrastructure can help you harness the power of IoT and AI in your operations at scale.Learn more about Dell TechnologiesLearn more about next gen solutions from Dell Technologies OEM & IoTJoin our LinkedIn OEM & IoT Solutions Showcase pageLearn more about The Weir Group’s innovative engineering solutionsFollow us on Twitter @DellEMCOEM and follow Dermot @DermotAtDelllast_img read more

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Richmond, Duquesne meet in conference play

first_img March 5, 2020 Richmond, Duquesne meet in conference play SAVVY SENIORS: Richmond’s Grant Golden, Blake Francis and Nick Sherod have collectively scored 52 percent of the team’s points this season and have accounted for 47 percent of all Spiders scoring over the last five games.FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Sincere Carry has either made or assisted on 43 percent of all Duquesne field goals over the last five games. Carry has accounted for 27 field goals and 33 assists in those games.SCORING THRESHOLDS: Duquesne is 16-0 when it limits opposing offenses to 69 or fewer points, and 5-8 when opponents exceed 69 points. Richmond is 20-0 when holding opponents to 71 points or fewer, and 3-7 on the year when teams score any more than 71.WINNING WHEN: The Dukes are 16-0 when they hold opposing teams to 69 points or fewer and 5-8 when opponents exceed 69 points. The Spiders are 20-0 when they hold opponents to 71 points or fewer and 3-7 when opponents exceed 71 points.DID YOU KNOW: Richmond is ranked second among A10 teams with an average of 75.4 points per game. The Spiders have averaged 82.7 points per game over their last three games. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditRichmond (23-7, 13-4) vs. Duquesne (21-8, 11-6)PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: A10 foes meet as Richmond takes on Duquesne. Richmond won 80-63 at home against Davidson in its last outing. Duquesne is coming off an 80-77 overtime road win against VCU in its most recent game.center_img Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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Accra Hearts of Oak forms five man strategy committee

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak have formed a five man strategy committee team to control the affairs of the club.The committee will commence work soon and will elect a head of this newly formed management team. The committee will be held accountable to the board of directors of the club.The members of the committee are;Vincent Odotei Sowah, Frank Nelson ,Alhaji Akanbi ,Gerald Ankrah and Thomas Esso.The five men bring a host of experience on board for the Phobians as they seek to find ways to restore the club to its previous glory.Vincent Odotei Sowah was Chief Executive Officer of the club between 2007 and 2010 while Frank Nelson has been a board member of the club since 2010 when the club floated its shares and also an executive committee member of the Ghana Football Association,Alhaji Akanbi was the former Chairman of the National Chapters Committee and also a board member of the club before resigning in January 2015. Gerald Ankrah until recently was the managing director of the club while Thomas Esso was recently added to the club’s board of directors at their fifth annual general meeting.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Nolan Turner’s Fiesta Bowl-sealing play a testament to Dabo Swinney’s relationship with late father

first_imgSafety Nolan Turner provided the final stamp in Clemson’s Fiesta Bowl victory on Saturday, intercepting Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields in the end zone and thwarting a comeback attempt to preserve the Tigers’ 29-23 win.That play helped advance Clemson’s win streak to 29 games over the last two seasons, giving the team a chance to win consecutive national championships for the first time in program history. That it came after Nolan Turner allowed a go-ahead Buckeyes touchdown earlier in the fourth quarter makes it even better. Months before Kevin Turner’s passing, Swinney offered his son — a zero-star recruit in the class of 2016 — a preferred walk-on position at Clemson. Due to unforeseen defections in that recruiting class, Swinney gave Nolan Turner his only Power 5 scholarship offer out of high school.Four seasons later, Nolan Turner — who wears a No. 24 jersey, same as his father — nabbed the game-winning interception to seal the Tigers’ fifth College Football Playoff win since 2016.A fitting, full-circle play that helps carry on his father’s legacy. Its roots stem from coach Dabo Swinney’s playing days at Alabama — and the relationship he had with Nolan Turner’s late father, Kevin Turner.MORE: Takeaways from Clemson’s Fiesta Bowl winSwinney and Kevin Turner were teammates at Alabama from 1989-91: Swinney at receiver, Kevin Turner at fullback. The relationship they built in Tuscaloosa lasted well beyond their playing days, through Kevin Turner’s diagnosis of ALS in 2010 and death in March 2016.last_img read more

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