Blogs & Insights

Modern Machine Shop: Look Beyond Machine Utilization When Installing a Machine Monitoring System

LMI Aerospace has the word aerospace in its name because that’s the market the supplier serves almost exclusively. This company is a global manufacturer of structural assemblies, kits and components for its diverse aerospace customers. It also provides design engineering services to back up its manufacturing…

March 1, 2017

Modern Machine Shop: Delivering Value is Key

How much value to business will data-driven manufacturing deliver in the near term? One research firm predicts that by 2020, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will impact nearly 6 percent of the global economy, with $1.9 trillion in productivity improvement and $177 billion in…

February 1, 2017

Watch: IMTS 2016 Booth Tour

Watch our VIMANA, formerly System Insights (SI), IMTS 2016 Booth Tour with Co-Founder and CTO Athulan Vijayaraghavan.

November 11, 2016

Product Innovation is on Tap. So How Fast Can Spigot Flow?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun, and there is wide agreement this revolution will involve cyber-physical systems with human-machine interaction and lots of data. But many still wonder what the revolution is about and what to expect as consumers and manufacturers. Note: VIMANA was previously…

November 9, 2016

VIMANA & GE Digital Discuss Changing the way manufacturers operate plants

VIMANA and GE Digital discuss the future of manufacturing and changing the way manufactures operate plants. Note: VIMANA was previously named System Insights. Link to IMTSTV.

September 22, 2016

Metrology Gets Connected: SME’s Manufacturing Engineering magazine

Will Sobel was interviewed for SME’s Manufacturing Engineering magazine and spoke regarding the process of developing the MTConnect standard and what the standard brings to the industry. In the article Will Sobel said, “MTConnect was really the first standard to open up the shop floor, giving…

November 2, 2015

People Empowerment and IIoT

Athulan was quoted in the article “7 things to know about internet of industrial things and industry 4.0” which appears in the September edition of Modern Machine Shop. In this article, the author summarizes the steps needed to understand the Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 for…

October 20, 2015

The Human-in-the-Loop

Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO and co-founder of VIMANA wrote a column for Modern Machine Shop, which can be found here. Note: VIMANA was previously named System Insights. He argues that when we think of data-driven manufacturing, we shouldn’t forget about the human consuming that data, since…

August 4, 2015

IMTS Insider Interview

Note: VIMANA was previously named System Insights. I was interviewed by Bill Herman from AMT for IMTS Insider and we spoke about the Internet of Manufacturing Thing and how it can be applied in solving the Grand Challenge of manufacturing, Process Traceability. Here is the…

July 8, 2015

MTConnect in Context: Modern Machine Shop

Mark Albert of Modern Machine Shop recently wrote about my talk at the MC2 conference: “For example, Athulan Vijayaraghavan, CTO of VIMANA, Inc., noted that manufacturing has a particularly urgent need for intelligent conductivity. Manufacturing represents millions of devices, generating immense amounts of data—most of which…

June 28, 2015

MC2 Video

The video for my talk from MC2 is now available (thanks AMT!): Note: VIMANA was previously named System Insights.

June 17, 2015

MTConnect Releases a New Video From MC[2]

Excellent video from MC2 conference staring Jake Ervin. This was shot at the MC2 conference in April and Jake, sadly, trying to strike up a meaningful conversation with a machine tool. I make a cameo at the end of the video. After watching myself, I’ve lost all…

June 13, 2015