The Importance of Change Management to Digital Transformation
The addition of a new Archive Management of Change module to Rockwell Automation's FactoryTalk AssetCentre can help end users to increase uptime, ensure code quality, and mitigate cybersecurity risks.
Dec 21st, 2021
Industrial Cable Qualifier and Network Tester
Fluke Corp. David Ripple explains the company's LinkIQ cable qualifier and network tester. It tests Ethernet cable performance and signal-to-noise ration transmission characteristics as well as network connectivity specifics.
Dec 7th, 2021
Simultaneous Power Variable Assessment
Aaron Woody of Fluke Corp. details the company's newest 3-phase power analyzer—the Fluke 1770 Series—which can capture all power variables simultaneously.
Nov 29th, 2021
Industrial Imaging for Air Leak Detection
Fluke Corp.'s Aaron Woody details the company's ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager at Rockwell Automation Fair 2021. It uses acoustic imaging technology to detect compressed air leaks.
Nov 22nd, 2021
Flexible and Modular CIP and SIP Automation Enables Continuous Improvements
The ISA-88 and ISA-95 approach allows you to combine automated and manual operator activities required to perform consistent Clean-in-Place and Steam-in-Place processes in a procedural model, while also verifying required activities were performed.
Nov 1st, 2021
CMMS Specifically for OEMs
Exhibiting for the first time at PACK EXPO, Llumin, an established participant in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) space, introduced a new software called Llumin for OEMs.
Sep 27th, 2021
Is a Retrofit the Right Option?
While there is a strong business case for retrofitting many pieces of equipment to facilitate digital transformation, it may not always be the best solution.
Sep 24th, 2021
Augmented Reality Software to Streamline Operations
A new collaboration that pairs Lenovo’s ThinkReality software platform with augmented reality headsets from RealWear could help facilitate an information pipeline between enterprise planners and frontline personnel.
Sep 17th, 2021
Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Remote Access
A new collaboration between IBM and Black and Veatch will help end-users to more effectively sort through the large volumes of data gathered via remote monitoring technology.
Sep 16th, 2021
The Maintenance-Finance-Safety Connection
Did you know computerized maintenance management systems can be used to mitigate financial and safety risks faced by manufacturers?
Sep 15th, 2021
Understanding Maintenance Metrics
The “mean time to repair” and “mean time before failure” metrics can be used to track asset performance as well as maintenance teams and individuals.
Sep 9th, 2021
Ensuring a Safe and Effective Remote Maintenance and Support System
Discover three key considerations when approaching maintenance and support remotely: Security conscious design, stakeholder collaboration, and remote access methods.
Sep 6th, 2021
Emerson Combines LNG Inventory Management and Tank Gauging
The Rosemount TankMaster system can predict the release of liquid natural gas vapors to reduce loss of product, safety risks, and failures to meet environmental regulations.
Sep 2nd, 2021
What is MTTR and MTBF?
In this episode, we explore Meantime to Repair (MTTR) and Meantime Before/Between Failure (MTBF) to better understand how these metrics are applied and calculated and how they can benefit manufacturers.
Aug 17th, 2021
Managing Operations Technology with IT
As enterprise and operations networks converge, IT will increasingly help manage plant floor assets and their data because of its systems management experience. This is developing around a mix of workflow software and IT-driven business systems.
Jul 26th, 2021
Supply Chain Management
Rockwell Automation Has Its Sights Set On the Cloud
The industrial automation supplier’s recent acquisitions of Plex and Fiix expand its supply chain and operations management vision.
Jul 12th, 2021
Using the Digital Thread to Deliver CAD-Based Instructional Materials
PTC’s Vuforia Instruct allows OEMs to use computer-aided design data to deliver interactive training materials to frontline workers.
Jun 30th, 2021
Creating the Digital Thread to Connect OEMs and End Users
Siemens and SAP expand their partnership to connect plant floor operations, remote condition monitoring conducted by OEMs, and product development via digital twins to facilitate collaboration across an asset’s entire lifecycle.
May 26th, 2021
Lessons Learned: Powering the First Remote Wireless Device
Long-life lithium batteries have been instrumental in powering remote wireless devices used for a variety of Industrial Internet of Things applications.
May 13th, 2021
Amazon’s Cloud-Based Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance
The new Lookout for Equipment service from Amazon Web Services analyzes machine data in the cloud to predict machine failures.
Apr 29th, 2021
How Festo Applies Artificial Intelligence for Predictive Applications
To showcase the use of AI in its automation technologies, Festo highlighted two use cases involving predictive maintenance and predictive energy.
Apr 20th, 2021
Live at the ELC: OEMs Can Monetize Predictive Maintenance
Predictive maintenance is an emerging technology for packaging and processing equipment that has the potential to disrupt the OEM business model.
Apr 19th, 2021
How Digital Workflows Improve Manufacturing Operations
Operations workflow software is about more than directing workers from point A to point B; it can also dramatically reduce downtime, improve cybersecurity, and reduce labor and maintenance costs.
Mar 25th, 2021