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Asset management

Harnessing the power of portability (16/08/2017)
Article image The EPOCH 6LT ultrasonic flaw detector from Olympus is said to offer fast and precise industrial inspections on a rugged, portable device.
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Data management tool enhances line performance monitoring for food industry compliance (27/02/2017)
Article image To support global food manufacturers in meeting the documentation and active managerial control requirements of the Food Safety Modernisation Act (FSMA) when exporting their products to the US, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection has launched the enhanced ProdX 2.0 data management software system.
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Enabling a holistic approach to predictive maintenance (06/02/2017)
At the last SPS/IPC/Drives event Mitsubishi Electric demonstrated a development of its condition monitoring technology for predictive maintenance, which builds on the capabilities of add-on smart sensors by integrating them with an intelligent sensor controller.
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Cloud-based IIoT offering helps increase plant utilisation and performance 21/09/2016
Honeywell UOP has introduced a new software-based service designed to allow refiners, and petrochemical and gas processing plants to improve performance. Full Story...

Device management software reduces maintenance workload 08/08/2016
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has enhanced its FieldMate device management software, which is being released as FieldMate R3.02.  Full Story...

Management platform enables secure and simple remote access 30/06/2015
Sinema Remote Connect is a management platform from Siemens for efficient and secure remote access to globally distributed machines and plants. The server application is said to simplify remote services, such as the remote maintenance of machines and plants, in addition to other remote applications, such as condition monitoring.  Full Story...

Predictive analytics promises up to 30% reduction in maintenance costs 23/06/2015
GE used the recent ACHEMA event to showcase applications for its Asset Performance Management (APM) in the chemical and process industries.  Full Story...

Integrated machinery condition monitoring solution 13/03/2015
The new integrated Allen-Bradley condition-monitoring system is said to allow manufacturers to utilise the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture system, rather than an isolated condition-monitoring device, to assess current equipment health, predict potential issues, and help avoid damage to critical machinery. Full Story...

Wonderware cloud-hosted historian 22/10/2013
A new, cloud-hosted Wonderware Historian Online Edition has been introduced by Invensys, designed to allow customers to safely share more plant data with their workers while lowering their IT burden. Full Story...

Guiding operators through work processes 07/10/2013
A new version of GE Intelligent Platform's Proficy Workflow has been designed to integrate tightly with existing automation and control systems to enforce the right actions at the right time. Full Story...

Predictive diagnostics available on FOUNDATION fieldbus control system 20/08/2013
Emerson Process Management and Softing have announced that the Softing Linking Device and Gateway FG-110-FF has been successfully integrated and tested with Emerson's AMS Suite predictive maintenance software application. Full Story...

Advanced analytics reduces process failures and improves yields and quality too 23/04/2013
The need to reduce costs and improve product safety and sustainability is resulting in a shift of tools, traditionally used by analytical groups, to the plant floor in a bid to minimise failures, reduce variability, increase yields and improve quality. Full Story...

A cost-effective way to make use of sensing and control data 20/12/2011
Data will be the key competitive edge for companies in the future, according to global management consultancy, McKinsey & Company. Full Story...

RFID system for manufacturing and process applications 13/09/2011
A new RFID technology, based on Ethernet/IP and open standards, delivers flexibility and ruggedness to demanding industrial applications. Full Story...

Directly connecting the plant floor to the business level 07/06/2011
Today’s manufacturing processes rely as much on physical automation as they do on communications protocols to seamlessly integrate all areas of the production process. Full Story...

Tackling preventative maintenance in a targeted way 31/05/2011
Products4Automation has launched PILOT Maintain, the latest module in its Felten PILOT MES platform which makes it possible to plan preventative maintenance for all devices, systems and machines relevant for the production process in a targeted way. Full Story...