How Automation Advances Affect OEE
Overall Equipment Effectiveness is a long-used equation to determine the effectiveness of production machines. But as automation technologies—and their associated analytic capabilities—rapidly advance, what role does OEE serve as industry digitizes?
Jul 8th, 2020
The Road to Reducing Unplanned Events
Jun 18th, 2020
Does OEE Have a Role in the Digital Transformation?
Jun 15th, 2020
Real-time Data Gives Samtec the Edge in Improving Manufacturing Processes
Apr 10th, 2020
Are Virtual Assistants Headed to the Plant Floor?
Mar 18th, 2020
Modular Machine Maximizes Production With Linear Transport Technology
With modular machines making their way onto the factory floor, the Swiss machine builder and system integrator, Credimex, took advantage of linear transport technology to enhance production and create flexible and expandable processing stations.
Mar 21st, 2020
Resourcing the new OT Ecosystem
New roles are continuing to made as operational technology and information technology continue to merge, but who is filling these roles? And how are these new roles being trained and educated?
Mar 10th, 2020
Documenting Your Manufacturing Ecosystem
Understanding your manufacturing ecosystem is one thing, but documenting it is just as important. Having extensive documentation of the manufacturing ecosystem, helps those who aren’t involved in daily, plant-floor operations make informed decisions.
Timothy S. Matheny
Mar 9th, 2020
The MESA Smart Manufacturing Model for 2020
In a world where everyone wants to uniquely define their work with different three- (or more) letter acronyms, it can be somewhat confusing to navigate the industrial space. The MESA Smart Manufacturing model looks to make navigating less complex.
Mar 5th, 2020
Vorne unveils a new version of its XL Productivity Appliance, adding automated alerts and labor tracking to its visual display scoreboard and dashboards.
Mar 3rd, 2020
Remaking Industrial Equipment Manufacturing
The constant introduction of new technologies is blurring industry boundaries, leaving some industrial equipment manufacturers struggling to keep up in the transition. Learn the steps that a few companies are taking to ensure they don't get left behind.
Feb 18th, 2020
What is the new OT Ecosystem all About?
As disruptive technologies continue to shape automation, not using them to leverage your organization is detrimental. Joe Perino explains how the New OT Ecosystem can help organizations take advantage of these technologies.
Jan 24th, 2020
The Benefits of Bringing in a Partner for Assessment and Project Planning
When it comes to operational improvements, tight time constraints can be a problem. A partner who can help get some long-forgotten initiatives off the ground may be the key to hitting your operational goals.
Jan 13th, 2020
Optimizing the Performance of Your Assets
What role does the machine builder play in optimizing the ongoing operation of industrial machinery? Perhaps not enough.
Nov 1st, 2019
How to Safely Implement Collaborative Robots
As collaborative robots continue to be introduced in manufacturing, some key safety hazards need to be addressed before collaborative robots can be safely implemented on the line.
Dec 16th, 2019
How Developing a Batching System’s Phases Is all About Balance
There are a lot of parts to be aware of when developing a flexible batching system. However, if you want to ensure operational efficiency, developing well-balanced phases is the most integral piece.
Dec 9th, 2019
Harting Highlights Software and Single Pair Ethernet
Noting a shift in its approach to incorporate data communication related software, Harting also announces the formation of a network of companies committed to advancing the development and application of single pair Ethernet technology.
Dec 4th, 2019
How IO-Link Benefits OEMs and End Users
Already popular in Europe, the IO-Link industrial communication technology is reportedly growing by double digits in the U.S. Learn why this point-to-point data communication method is increasingly preferred across industry for delivering device data.
Dec 3rd, 2019
Implementing Modern Technology to Reduce Downtime Troubleshooting
Introducing the newest technology to your facility may come with a steep learning curve, but the benefits are especially large when it comes to a reduction in downtime troubleshooting.
Nov 25th, 2019
Emerson Releases Asset Monitoring Edge Device
The new AMS Asset Monitor edge analytics device is designed to increase asset visibility and provide predictive analytics.
Oct 24th, 2019
Load Sensing by Light
SKF Fiber Optic Sensing uses optical fibers to measure forces in real time in difficult environments and without electronics.
SKF USA Inc.
Oct 3rd, 2019
Epson Rolls Out Moverio Assist to Help Field Technicians
Using smart glasses for hands-free remote access, on-site personnel can see instructions and videos while collaborating with remote experts.
Sep 23rd, 2019
Joint Venture Targets Asset Reliability for Oil and Gas Value Chain
The joint venture launched in June by Baker Hughes and artificial intelligence specialist C3 has released its first product, BHC3 Reliability, a software application focused on predictive maintenance in oil and gas.
Sep 12th, 2019
Network Resiliency on the Manufacturing Floor
Unplanned downtime is a significant detriment to any business. In order to make sure that processes remain uninterrupted, consider implementing these resiliency protocols when designing your industrial network infrastructure.
Sep 2nd, 2019
Combining IIoT and AI to Elevate Machine Health
Augury’s Halo platform—a turnkey offering that combines sensors, artificial intelligence, and vibration experts—can diagnose the “acoustic footprint” of a machine, flagging a problem before it impacts performance.
Aug 31st, 2019
Air Products Extends Business with Cloud-Based Services
By connecting equipment in the field to to its own ProcessMD platform using Siemens Mindsphere, Air Products has been able to deliver its expertise to customers to help them reduce downtime and energy costs.
Aug 29th, 2019
Epson Expands Industrial Automation Reach
Extending its high-speed, high-precision technologies across a range of price points, Epson is positioning itself to be a major player in small part handling robots, vision, and feeder systems.
Aug 27th, 2019