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
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 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
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
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.
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
"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
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 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.
Autodesk has launched the next generation of design software, a full range of technologies including the fastest AutoCAD software release yet - AutoCAD 2004 - and a family of Auto-CAD-based products including the AutoCAD LT 2004 and AutoCAD Mechanical 2004.