Design, Operate, Maintain (DOM), the term coined by industry analysts ARC Advisory Group, gives us a vocabulary to talk about some of the key concepts in asset management and in industrial maintenance, repair and operation. Industrial facility designers and those that operate and maintain those facilities need to work together closely if plant efficiency and business profitability are to improve over time.
Irrespective of whether you are a professional service provider, a manufacturer, an educator or a retailer, technology-based equipment plays a significant role in your ability to produce and supply services or goods to your customer. It logically follows, therefore, that failure of technology, plant or equipment in your business will impact upon your ability to supply — either in absolute terms, or by impacting on quality — with a consequent increase in costs to your business, erosion of profitability and loss of credibility with your customer.
Hayes International specialises in the design and manufacture of roll forming machinery for the production of roofing and wall cladding profiles, structural sections, long length power folding machines and a wide range of associated metalworking equipment. Hayes has developed a worldwide reputation for proven performance and high-quality machinery built in its modern facilities in Rotorua, New Zealand and Queensland, Australia.
Intergraph Korea has acquired TechServer Corp, a Seoul-based software and services company specialising in automated drafting, data exchange and system integration in the shipbuilding, process, power and offshore industries.
Citect, a leading international real-time intelligence and industrial automation software company, has appointed Christopher Crowe as chief executive officer.
Keeping physical assets in proper working order is essential to any organisation. Today, most maintenance is still performed either according to a set calendar schedule or according to that most ancient of operating procedures: “if it breaks, fix it”. But in a modern, data-intensive industrial environment we can do much better, and take plant performance to the next level with condition-based maintenance (CBM).
Interworld Electronics supplies a range of USB data acquisition modules including multi-function analog I/O, analog output, digital relay output, TTL I/O, isolated input and counter timer modules.
Increased regulatory pressure is forcing manufacturers to improve production agility, enhance reporting capabilities and reduce overall costs by investing in manufacturing execution systems, according to a market analysis by Datamonitor.
With the release of Autodesk Inventor Service Pack 1, Autodesk Inventor software is fully supported on the Windows Vista operating system. Customers with Inventor 2008 and Windows Vista will enjoy the native support of the Microsoft Direct3D application programming interface, the underlying graphics technology for Windows Vista and all 64 bit Windows systems.
Toyota and Denso have been using model-based design and automatic embedded code generation technology by The MathWorks for simulation, modelling and code generation products in their production software development programs
In Part 1 of this article we discussed the findings from the Industrial Security Industry Database, which indicated a significant rise in cyber attacks on SCADA, manufacturing and processing systems.