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Manufacturing and the cloud

08 July, 2015 by Glenn Johnson, Editor

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.

CMMS vs EAM: What is the difference? (Part 2)

12 June, 2015

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 Automation FactoryTalk AssetCentre v6.0 asset management software

14 May, 2015

Rockwell has added a custom-device plug-in capability to its FactoryTalk AssetCentre v6.0 asset management software.

Emerson Energy Advisor

12 May, 2015

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.

CMMS vs EAM: What is the difference? (Part 1)

05 May, 2015 by Dave Bertolini and Anders Lif*

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.

Wind farm turning big data into smart data

08 December, 2014

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 condition-monitoring software

18 November, 2014

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 manufacturing process automation solution

21 October, 2014

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.

Researchers use big data to keep complex production running smoothly

21 July, 2014

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 launches Integrated Planning and Optimisation Solution

05 June, 2014

Schneider Electric has launched its Integrated Planning and Optimisation Solution...

Monitoring cement kilns: thermal imaging gives early warning of lining failure

02 May, 2014

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.

Emerson AMS Suite: Intelligent Device Manager v12.5

07 April, 2014

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 to use Honeywell software at a further 17 sites

04 April, 2014

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.

Siemens WinCC V7.2 Performance Monitor software

18 February, 2014

WinCC V7.2 Performance Monitor software can provide plant-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) for individual devices, machines and even entire production lines.

Emerson CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor diagnostics for hydroelectric turbines

20 January, 2014

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.

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