ADI wins Manufacturing Leadership Award for Collaborative Ecosystems

Applied Dynamics, in collaboration with MxD, The Dow Chemical Company and the University of Michigan, has been recognized by the Manufacturing Leadership Council for its work in open process automation and Digital Twin technology.

Manufacturing Leadership Council Awards Gala

Manufacturing Leadership Council Awards Gala

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 12 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ADI ( is proud to announce that it has won a Manufacturing Leadership Award from the Manufacturing Leadership Council. ADI, in collaboration with the Digital Manufacturing Institute (MxD), The Dow Chemical Company and the Barton Research Group at the University of Michigan, has been recognized in the Collaborative Ecosystems category for its project Digital Twins for Process Manufacturing: Open Architecture Industrial IoT framework.

This project began when MxD, the National Institute for Digital Manufacturing, worked with its leading member manufacturers and identified a critical technology gap preventing widespread adoption of Industrial IoT and Digital Twin capability. Industrial IoT and Digital Twin technology provides access to real-time manufacturing data to reduce downtime and energy consumption, improve safety and efficiency, and more.

There are many impressive industrial IoT software platforms in the market, offered by major equipment and software vendors. However, a common weakness in the vast majority of these industrial IoT software solutions is at the edge, where there is a need for plug-and-play connectivity to equipment and solutions from multiple vendors, and a need for the ability to run true -time apps on-premises and in the cloud. MxD issued a competitive RFP to fill this gap. ADI bid to demonstrate how ADEPT software could meet this critical technology demand and won the contract in partnership with the University of Michigan.

This collaborative demonstrator project brought together a large-scale industrial need, cutting-edge academic technology, and a software platform that connects and enables a complete industrial IoT solution. The project was a resounding success and as a result was recognized by the Manufacturing Leadership Council at its annual awards gala on June 29, 2022.

ADI’s ADEPT software proves to be a powerful industrial IoT Edge solution for real-time plug-and-play connectivity and digital twin capability for manufacturing intelligence. For many customers, ADEPT is just one part of their complete industrial IoT platform solution, but an essential part.

The chemical manufacturing market offers a tremendous ROI opportunity for investments in industrial IoT and digital twin. ADI is now tackling the same issues in the world of discrete manufacturing, working with major automakers and manufacturing equipment suppliers to deliver the same real-time critical data connectivity and digital twin computing.

You can learn more about this award-winning industrial IoT project at

Next steps for this technology and this team include further collaboration with the University of Michigan, Manufacturing Robotics SMARTLab within the new robotics department. ADI, the SmartLab and our manufacturing partners are working to create a future where a marketplace of manufacturing intelligence functions and applications can be safely connected to the factory floor, opening up competition and enabling innovation to scale. at lightning speed.

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Daniel Reed, Wildlaline Serin, Berardino Baratta of MxD and Joe Manly of ADI with Manufacturing Leadership Council Awards

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