Simulation Environments: Worth the Investment?
Establishing a simulation environment in a facility can have many benefits when it comes to testing, risk management, downtime, and even troubleshooting. But deciding if the investment is worth it depends on the facility itself.
Sep 7th, 2020
Compressed Air Measurement Helps Reduce Energy Use
Aug 18th, 2020
Virtual Commissioning Evolves into a Model-driven Digital Twin
Aug 6th, 2020
Augmented Reality for Machine Troubleshooting
Aug 5th, 2020
Smart Glasses for Remote Assistance at Schneider Electric Batam Factory
Jul 9th, 2020
Ensuring a Successful Automation Migration Project
Migrating or upgrading a system can be long and often difficult process, which oftentimes leaves organizations second-guessing the project as a whole. However, there are possible steps to take to make sure everything is easier and successful
May 21st, 2020
Optional Technology Turns Essential
Honeywell Process Solutions CTO sees remote access, simulation, and virtual reality influencing business continuity beyond the coronavirus crisis.
Apr 22nd, 2020
ABB Offers Free Access to Several Products Amid Pandemic
To help industrial organizations struggling with the effects of COVID-19, ABB is eliminating charges on the use of some of its key robotics and power technologies.
Apr 21st, 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
Maintenance Leads Dana Inc.’s Digital Transformation
A look at how Dana Inc. is digitizing to improve production operations, reduce costs, and train workers using Fluke’s emaint CMMS as a core tool in the process.
Mar 24th, 2020
Nord Gear's Condition Monitoring Software
Dan Breitbarth of Nord Gear demonstrates how the company’s condition monitoring software works on Nord’s variable frequency drives, which have internal PLCs for data analysis and Ethernet communication capabilities to transmit data to dashboards.
Mar 23rd, 2020
GE Digital Responds to COVID-19 Concerns
To help manufacturers work remotely and keep production going, the company is offering free remote monitoring licenses to iFix and Cimplicity customers.
Mar 19th, 2020
AutomationDirect adds Click PLC input simulator and high-current relay output modules
Higher amperage relay output modules and an 8-point input simulator module are now available from AutomationDirect for the Click series stackable micro brick PLCs.
Feb 13th, 2020
Industrial Control System Migrations: 5 Considerations to Move Forward
Two factors driving the upgrade or replacement of legacy control systems are increased component failures and lack of replacement parts due to obsolescence. The risk associated with losing control of a process can be significant when equipment fails.
Jan 25th, 2020
Temperature Control Tips for Enclosures
Proper temperature control of automation electronics enclosures can be more complex than it may initially appear. This is particularly true in high-temperature and hazardous environments, or where wide temperature swings are common.
Jan 7th, 2020
How Can a System Integrator Support Environmental Sustainability?
Sustainability is on the mind of many companies, but are they using one of their most valuable assets? A system integrator can possibly be the missing link to making your organization green.
Dec 23rd, 2019
Keeping Control Cabinets Cool
In this episode of the 'Automation World Gets Your Questions Answered' podcast, we connect with Steve Sullivan of Rittal to learn about the best methods for keeping control cabinets cool in high temperature environments.
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
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
The Drive as a Sensor
Gathering more data from machines doesn’t necessarily mean adding more sensors. Lenze highlights how manufacturers can use data from existing drives for applications such as condition monitoring and preventative maintenance.
Nov 27th, 2019
What is IO-Link?
In this episode, we connect with Shishir Rege of Balluff to learn about the IO-Link device communication technology and whether or not it is difficult to integrate into existing operations.
Nov 14th, 2019
Creating Algorithms to Improve Production
Golden Run optimizes machine performance with artificial intelligence algorithms.
Sep 25th, 2019
Is OEE Too Abstract?
OEE has long been a popular method for calculating asset performance, but some are beginning to question its value in providing direction to staff on how to improve production.
Sep 24th, 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
Data Analytics Strategy Provides Continuous Improvement
Data analytics including machine learning algorithms can deliver breakthrough improvements by making the data exploration phase efficient and real-time monitoring and prediction easy.
Jun 10th, 2019
OMAC Tackles Machine, Operator Efficiency
Providing updates at the Automation World Conference & Expo, group leaders outline efforts to provide guidance on line-level OEE implementation and machine interface standards.
Jun 7th, 2019
Line Simulation IDs OEE Improvement Opportunity
Polytron used its platform at ProFood Tech to demonstrate a case in which OEE metrics were improved in a real-word bottling application.
Mar 27th, 2019