A portable gas separator provides an alternative to flaring off natural gases from shale oil operations. Pioneer Energy needed a control system that could handle the complex processes, but could also operate reliably in remote shale fields.
Integrating different equipment types is more than just making sure they can keep the plant running. Making sure everything communicates effectively can also bring people, suppliers and customers together.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator deploys its MAX proactive maintenance system to extend its remote monitoring capabilities and reduce downtime.
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There are many variables that can drive an organization to investigate the viability of implementing a manufacturing execution system (MES). One of the more important things that can be overlooked in the effort to evaluate an MES plan is the value of a proof of concept strategy.
Machine vision is freeing robots to seek work beyond the kinds of highly repetitive jobs typically found in mass production. The gift of sight makes them cost-competitive even in moderate volume production applications.
The cloud is not at the center of enabling the Industrial Internet of Things, instead it’s just a piece of the puzzle. Analysis needs to occur at the point of operation, with little human reaction or control required.
Most of the talk surrounding the Industrial Internet of Things focuses on moving data upward and outward. Equally important is enabling your factory to handle incoming data.
Why the added distance and complexity of your plant networking architecture introduces potential points of failure or data loss, which can limit the ultimate value of the Internet of Things.
As manufacturers better understand how a connected world can enable smarter decision-making, their interest in using intelligent devices to enhance production efficiency has been increasing.
Using Advantech’s Industry 4.0 solutions, factories are becoming more capable of changing what they produce in a short period of time to keep pace with market demands.
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