Software & IT

Production data collecting

18 June, 2007 | Supplied by: Honeywell Building Solutions

The LETS machine interface (LMI) operator terminal enables information to be collected from production machines and fed to Honeywell’s line efficiency tracking software (LETS).

Plant safety and asset availability driving asset management strategy

02 April, 2007

A formal, strategic, integrated systems approach can help reduce cost, provide higher security and lower risk, according to new research.

SAP and IBM join forces

19 March, 2007

SAP Australia and IBM Australia today announced an agreement that will see IBM and its Business Partner network take SAP all-in-one industry-specific ERP solutions to the local mid-market.

Making plant data relevant

06 December, 2006 by Sylvia Aitken, Editor

Retrieving plant data across all facets of the production environment is vital for optimising productivity and making appropriate business decisions. The challenge is making that data relevant and available to everyone who needs it in the organisation

EDS-510A industrial gigabit ethernet switch

06 December, 2006 | Supplied by: CrispTech Pty Ltd

The EDS-510A from Moxa comes equipped with three gigabit ethernet ports, making it suitable for building a redundant gigabit turbo ring backbone, while leaving a spare gigabit port for uplink or ring coupling. The switch is designed especially for demanding communications applications such as process control, shipbuilding, ITS and DCS systems, which can benefit from a scalable backbone construction.

Data mining: a case study

08 November, 2006 by Tony Grichnik & Mike Seskin, Caterpillar; Thomas Hill, StatSoft | Supplied by:

Caterpillar Inc has reduced rotating machinery anomalies by nearly 45%, thanks to improvements delivered by data mining methods

Data mining: a case study

06 November, 2006 by Tony Grichnik & Mike Seskin, Caterpillar; Thomas Hill, StatSoft | Supplied by:

Caterpillar Inc has reduced rotating machinery anomalies by nearly 45%, thanks to improvements delivered by data mining methods.

Data mining

06 October, 2006 by Tony Grichnik and Mike Seskin, Caterpillar; Thomas Hill, StatSoft | Supplied by:

Data mining can offer manufacturers an effective solution when traditional methods of analysis are not suitable. The return on investment can result in improved product performance, less scrap and reword and decreased testing

Alarm management blunders: avoiding 12 costly mistakes

07 September, 2006 by Michael Marvan, P.Eng. (Alberta), Product Mgr, Matrikon, Inc. | Supplied by: Matrikon Asia-Pacific

Ineffective alarm systems pose a serious risk to safety, the environment and plant profitability. Too often, alarm system effectiveness is unknowingly undermined by poorly configured alarms

Motor condition monitor

06 July, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Motor Condition Monitor (MCM) by Artesis is an award-winning* software and hardware-based product that has been developed using model-based monitoring technology for predictive maintenance of electric motors and motor based machinery.

Closed-loop reliability-centred maintenance

14 June, 2006 by Brian Dunks, Product Director, Intentia

"How effective is your maintenance strategy?" is a question often posed to engineers and one which is mostly very difficult to answer with any degree of certainty. It's a critical consideration: the wrong decision can cause costly mistakes

Maintaining profitable assets

14 June, 2006 by Colin Bickerstaff, General Manager, Furmanite Australia | Supplied by: Furmanite Australia Pty Ltd

It is widely acknowledged that effective maintenance strategies and practices have a direct impact on process efficiency and productivity and therefore on bottom line profitability. Yet maintenance is still often seen as a cost, rather than an investment

An end to the paperwork chaos

05 June, 2006

The paperless information society has been with us for years, yet anyone needing information about a plant or machinery still has to root through heaps of paper documents. A retrieval system provides archived knowledge on demand.

Nissan intelligence

17 January, 2006

Nissan North America has chosen Proficy plant applications version 4.2 for an enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solution that will ultimately help Nissan reduce down time at its Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi manufacturing plants.

Teamcenter Engineering design software

12 April, 2005 | Supplied by: Product Lifecycle Management Australia

Teamcenter Engineering design software has eliminated the burden of time and distance in product design and development across all industries.

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