HARTING Americas President & CEO, Jon DeSouza, was recently invited to appear on World Wide Business with kathy ireland® to discuss connectivity and manufacturing trends in America.
Below are some of the interview highlights. To learn more about connectivity and manufacturing industry trends, watch the whole video.
Half of US manufacturing companies will look to reshoring at least part of their operations by 2020. This poses several challenges that will need to be addressed over the next few years. In particular, the lack of skilled labor and automation.
Watch the video above for an in depth look at these trends.
Connector systems are pre-assembled and pre-tested, and, in most cases, can be installed by the end user or contractor - eliminating the need to hire highly skilled labor. This saves time and money and quick installation means an increase in productivity for the end user.
In addition to the video, download our White Paper to learn more.
The next step for industrial connectivity is smart connectivity – or intelligence built directly into the connector. For example, RFID tags can store all of the information about the connector. Another new trend is integrating active components, such as sensors into connector systems, essentially giving them a brain.
In addition, HARTING is creating new technologies that connect legacy machinery to the IoT including the MICA, which won the HERMES AWARD at HANNOVER MESSE in 2016.
In addition to the video, visit HARTING-U to learn more about Smart Connectivity.