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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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Data Drives A New Manufacturing Hero The Reliability Engineer

I chatted this week with two executives from GE Digital. Jeremiah Stone is the General Manager – Industrial Data Intelligence Software at GE Digital, and Jennifer Bennett is the General Manager – Manufacturing Software Solutions (Brilliant Factory) at GE Digital. The conversation opened with the idea that it’s about data. Companies must become data-driven. But […]

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Enterprise-Class Tablets for Enterprise Asset Intelligence

I have written before about how Zebra Technologies Corporation has grown into an IoT supplier through some strategic acquisitions. An integral part of the overall IoT ecosystem is asset intelligence application. The company has introduced its next-generation ET50 and ET55 tablet computers, which combine the consumer styling with the enterprise-class features necessary to increase workforce […]

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Wireless, Enhanced Sensing Lead Emerson Product Announcements

This is another long post—and it is a summary—running through many of the new products introduced to the press and analysts durning Emerson Exchange 2015. If any of these whet your appetite, visit the Emerson Process Website for more information. Another place to catch up on happenings at the conference is Jim Cahill’s Emerson Process […]

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