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GE Extends Predix But Where Lies Its Future

GE has a new CEO coming soon. Jeff Imelt led the industrial push that led to Predix and Industrial Internet of Things, services based upon data, predictive maintenance. He spurred development of GE Digital and the transformation into a software company (check out the TV ads). The company has announced some extensions to Predix. But […]

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Software Startup Within Rockwell Automation Leverages Chat Bot

This is “TechED” week for Rockwell Automation with “Shelby” the chat bot collaboration tool featured prominently at the opening keynote presentations–a software startup within the organization. TeamONE was one of two new products featured this week. The other an appliance to help manage an EtherNet/IP network. More than 2,000 people gathered in Orlando for the […]

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Asset Optimization The New Frontier Beyond Process Optimization

It is time to think beyond the unit process to asset optimization. Two press releases have come my way in the past couple of weeks from companies who are seeking to expand their product portfolios into ever broadening circles with the theme being adding emphasis on asset optimization. This release is from Aspen Technology announcing […]

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Fluke Takes IoT Measurements To The Cloud

Fluke has drunk the Internet of Things kool-aid. It has taken a portfolio of measurement products and technology and connected them. I’ve followed it for a few years. It has recently announced an expansion of its cloud-based monitoring platform. Fluke Connect reliability platform now offers cloud-based condition monitoring. Monitoring plant equipment is crucial to avoiding […]

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Emerson Automation Strives To Enable Top Quartile Performance For Customers

Emerson Automation’s PlantWeb architecture has grown and morphed into a full blown Industrial Internet of Things platform. The redesigned and reinvigorated integrated architecture forms the foundation of Emerson’s new Operational Certainty initiative. This is the first of a few reports on the latest Emerson Automation news. Steve Sonnenberg, recently elevated into the role of Chairman […]

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Industrial Internet of Things and Asset Performance Management As GE Digital Grows

While checking emails walking the IMTS show floor, I found one announcing GE Digital announced acquisition of Meridium, a supplier of Asset Performance Management (APM) software. Leveraging the Industrial Internet of Things for asset performance has been GE’s goal from the beginning, so this one makes sense. The goal of the combination includes providing a […]

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Production Operational Continuity

The overriding benefit we provide to enterprise business as operators of producing plants is production operational continuity—maximum output, greatest efficiency, best product margin. Too often we get so wrapped up in our technology discussions that we forget the objectives. It’s not all about technology. It is all about using the appropriate technology to help build […]

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Security, Internet of Things Top ARC Forum Topics

Security and Internet of Things rocks. The annual ARC Advisory Group Industry Forum in Orlando maintained its value as a venue for company announcements. Many good ideas floated around the conversations. Since every post goes out as an email, I’m sensitive to how many I send. Therefore, I’m approaching all this news in the traditional […]

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Dell Predictive Maintenance IoT

IoT Plus Predictive Maintenance Equals Business Sense

Predictive maintenance benefits more from implementation of the Internet of Things than perhaps any other function at this early stage of wide-spread adoption.       I have written on this topic several times over the past couple of years. Predictive Condition-Based Maintenance IoT Testbed For Condition Monitoring To Predictive Maintenance Use Of Internet of […]

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Rockwell Diagnostic Reliability Service

Diagnostic Reliability Service Improves Maintenance Strategies and Operational Effectiveness

Remote monitoring and diagnostics is a key driver for the Internet of Things strategy adoption in manufacturing and production. Advances in both the technology and services involved in this area appears to be the area of best economic return these days. Rockwell Automation recently released news about its take on a diagnostic reliability service. Rockwell […]

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