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People Are The Key to Digital Transformation According to Emerson

The era of improving plant performance and profitability through efficiency—that is by cutting costs—is over. So stated Emerson Automation Solutions executive president Mike Train while kicking off the 2017 edition of Emerson Global Users Exchange in Minneapolis. “The past 30 years have brought us fantastic advances in the manufacturing sector, including greater operating efficiencies enabled […]

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Manufacturing Software Beyond HMI/SCADA

A manufacturing software supplier must go beyond where they are to keep pace with today’s needs. GE Digital just announced such an extension–to offer decision support capabilities. The new GE HMI/SCADA software offers “comprehensive and best-in-class monitoring and visualization capabilities,” as well as work process management, analytics, and mobility. Based on ISA high performance design […]

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Productivity Driven By Capital Investment, Educated Labor

A new study by the MAPI Foundation (Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation) analyzes productivity growth in manufacturing over the past 25 years and provides “compelling statistical evidence on the importance that capital investment and educated labor have on productivity performance.” I guess what this study highlights are factors that should have already been well […]

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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Is Coming–According to MIT Anyway

Everyone is in a rush to get an opinion or observation published about the Internet of Things. Evidently it gets lots of page views. Recently other analysts have been publishing thought pieces on IoT in Industry. It appears they have reached the same conclusion that I first broached a couple of years ago. The IoT […]

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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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Loop Performance Monitoring Integration with Rockwell Process Automation

Just catching up on news that has built up over the extended holidays from Thanksgiving through New Years with one on process automation. I had a chat with Control Station’s Dennis Nash about the planned integration of its PlantESP Loop Performance Monitoring technology within the PlantPAx distributed control system from Rockwell Automation. Process data will be accessed natively […]

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