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Asset management

Management platform enables secure and simple remote access (30/06/2015)
Article image 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. 
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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. 
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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.
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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...