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Section: Factory > Plant Maintenance
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
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
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
Artificial Intelligence Makes Its Way Inside Machines
Omron unveils a controller that executes machine learning to perform predictive maintenance.
Feb 27th, 2019
Pneumatics in the Age of IIoT
Using Industrial Internet of Things pneumatic solutions to improve OEE, energy efficiency and agile manufacturing.
Nov 1st, 2018
OpX Tools Help Manufacturers Improve Operational Excellence
Detailing existing and upcoming tools available free through the OpX Leadership Network, industry experts explained how they can make your entire operations run more efficiently.
Jun 1st, 2018
OEE: A Management Strategy
Overall equipment effectiveness is most often seen as a tool for use in production operations. However, it is increasingly viewed as a strategic management tool for continuous improvement and connecting the enterprise to the plant floor.
Apr 13th, 2017
Earning the Data
With data collection, start simple and then build on that foundation.
Oct 24th, 2016
Using Visualization to Close the Performance Gap
As the focus on plant optimization via device and system data increases, a higher level of attention is being paid to data visualization to better direct process improvement efforts.
Jul 12th, 2016
Automate Data Collection to Boost Packaging Line OEE
The topic of equipment effectiveness through root cause analysis takes center stage at Pack Expo East
Feb 18th, 2015
What Happened to Flexibility?
Among the traits most often cited about modern manufacturers is their unwavering focus on being as flexible as possible to respond to constantly shifting market demands. A recent study shows, however, that less than one-third of global manufacturers would consider themselves to be flexible.
Jan 28th, 2014
Production Insights, Part 1: Combining Vision & Visibility
A former production manager at Pepsi Bottling Ventures shares his experience in aligning business vision and technology-driven visibility to drive organizational growth and reduce operating costs.
Sep 16th, 2013
Automation Technologies Do Exist
Users give examples that show the benefits of digital technologies, including reduced scrap through better data, and money savings in operations.
Jun 7th, 2013
OEE: It’s Your Actions that Count
Adrian Pask says that if you want to build sustainable ways of achieving overall equipment effectiveness over time, you need more than focused attention.
Jun 6th, 2013
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