The broad general acceptance of cloud computing means that the market for cloud services is growing rapidly. In this article we take a look at some of the types of cloud services that can add value for manufacturing and processing organisations.
Computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) applications can both be used in the industrial maintenance space. In Part 1 of this article we discussed the similarities and differences between a CMMS and EAM. Now it is time to look at the more advanced features of EAM, including asset lifecycle management and project management.
Rockwell has added a custom-device plug-in capability to its FactoryTalk AssetCentre v6.0 asset management software.
Energy Advisor is a real-time energy management information system that automates the process of monitoring and managing energy consumption across mills, plants and refineries.
Computerised maintenance management systems (CMMS) and enterprise asset management (EAM) applications can both be used in the industrial maintenance space. One might say that the relationship between the two is rather like that between a square and a rectangle - every EAM application can be used as a CMMS, but not every CMMS can be used as, or has the broad functionality of, an EAM application.
More than 800 sensors strategically positioned on the wind turbines at Australia's newest wind farm will play a key role in ongoing research by Siemens to optimise performance and minimise the need for potentially costly maintenance.
NI InsightCM Enterprise is a software solution that helps companies gain insight into the health of their capital equipment for machine maintenance and operations.
Infor Factory Track is designed as a comprehensive manufacturing process automation solution that helps manufacturers synchronise their enterprise plans with plant activities; bridging the gap from idea to execution.
Industrial plants must function effectively. Remedying production downtimes and breakdowns is an expensive and time-consuming business. That is why companies collect data to evaluate how their facilities are doing.
Schneider Electric has launched its Integrated Planning and Optimisation Solution...
In cement production, the furnaces or kilns that are used for blending the raw materials are a critical asset, which are often at risk of overheating - a problem that can cause serious damage to the kiln shell. It is therefore important to have an effective way of monitoring the heating process to prevent damage to these critical assets.
AMS Suite: Intelligent Device Manager v12.5 is capable of commissioning Foundation fieldbus devices faster - Emerson anticipates reduced commissioning time on smart devices by almost 80%.
PetroChina has announced plans to expand its use of Honeywell advanced information management and process modelling software tools to 17 additional refining and petrochemical sites across China.
WinCC V7.2 Performance Monitor software can provide plant-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) for individual devices, machines and even entire production lines.
Emerson Process Management has introduced an integrated predictive diagnostics and protection system that offers real-time monitoring to improve reliability for all major types of hydro turbines.