Machine Condition Monitoring via IIoT
This Arrowhead Systems division is taking full advantage of new IIoT tools that make machine diagnostics readily available and help customers maximize OEE.
Feb 23rd, 2021
Downtime During Overnight Support: What to Do, What to Do?
Though downtime always seems like a good thing, there may be better ways to spend your time that can optimize operations and ensure that no other issues are arising.
Oct 19th, 2020
Edge Computing Benefits
Despite the perceived advantages of the Industrial Internet of Things, questions remain for many companies, such as: Why is it even necessary? What level of production must attain Industry 4.0 status? What steps should be first on the path to the creating
Aug 14th, 2020
Smart Manufacturing and the Need for Speed
Everything about smart manufacturing is related to data. It is the spark to the smart technologies’ accelerant. The Internet of Things, Big Data, analytics, and the cloud give people and machines faster access to the data they need to run their business b
Aug 14th, 2020
AI-Embedded Operator Interface App
The Aveva Insights Operations Management Interface app uses artificial intelligence to help improve manufacturing decision making.
Aug 11th, 2020
Technology Matters: OEE, BMW's AI Robots, Cloud Cost Factors
In this episode we look at OEE and its potential role in industry's digital transformation; why BMW developed its own artificial intelligence powered robots; and seven critical cloud cost factors.
Jul 30th, 2020
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
Reducing unplanned events is high on the priority list of many industrial facilities. However, it is possible to leverage technology and talent to optimize an organization to reducing these events.
Jun 18th, 2020
Does OEE Have a Role in the Digital Transformation?
In this episode, we connect with Sam Russem of Grantek to get a better understanding of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics, how they're applied, and the impact on the digital transformation of industry.
Jun 15th, 2020
Real-time Data Gives Samtec the Edge in Improving Manufacturing Processes
Sepasoft OEE Downtime Module helped Samtec transform its manufacturing data processes to provide real-time visibility of process variables, as well as monitoring for key quality and process indicators.
Apr 10th, 2020
Are Virtual Assistants Headed to the Plant Floor?
Intelligent agent technology promises to boost operations and engineering efficiencies by delivering ready access to critical data and encouraging more natural interactions with industrial equipment.
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