Acumence: Manufacturing Business Intelligence Solution

01/12/2006


Manufacturing Business Intelligence Solution version 5.5. from Acumence Inc . offers new KPIs alerting and plant analytics server enhancements that help manufacturers more quickly: identify, analyze, and react to decreasing plant performance.

For operators of high-speed, high-volume manufacturing processes, this means less scrap and greater efficiency. Improvements in the dashboards allow visualization of location and root cause of decreasing performance. And enhanced reports, with analytical drilldown capabilities, provide detailed analysis on-the-fly. New features of the plant analytics server enhance retrieval of complex queries, and make the solution easier to use and maintain, thereby lowering total cost of ownership, but also making valuable performance information more widely available throughout the plant, and throughout the enterprise.

 

Version 5.5 provides for full, high-resolution capture of process variables such as machine speeds, temperatures, and pressures. Performance measures, or real-time KPIs, are fully configurable and integrated into the server. And when conditions change, the new, complex alerting engine will notify the right person, at the right time.

 

Plant Analytics Server also provides a high-performance user experience. Dashboards in version 5.5 provide immediate status-of-plant operations, and reports and analysis tools allow for quick drill-down diagnosis to uncover the root-cause of a problem, so normal production resumes more quickly. New features and enhancements also include:  • Downtime Gant chart—new object graphs the state of multiple machines over time, allowing for quick identification of cause-and-effect relationships between machines and line flow efficiency losses.

 

  • Trend chart—new object plots any number of process variables, KPIs, speeds or variables on a chart for real-time and historical analysis.

 

  • Dashboard Designer—a new environment with easy-to configure objects provides flexibility with ease of use, for a lower cost of ownership.

 

  • Export reports—with one click of a button you can export report data to Microsoft Excel or Adobe PDF formats.

—David Greenfield, editorial director, Control Engineering
dgreenfield@reedbusiness.com





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Intelligent, efficient PLC programming: Cost-saving programming languages are available now; Automation system upgrades; Help from the cloud; Improving flow control; System integration tips
Smarter machines require smarter systems; Fixing PID, part 3; Process safety; Hardware and software integration; Legalities: Integrated lean project delivery
Choosing controllers: PLCs, PACs, IPCs, DCS? What's best for your application?; Wireless trends; Design, integration; Manufacturing Day; Product Exclusive
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.
This article collection contains several articles on improving the use of PID.
Learn how Industry 4.0 adds supply chain efficiency, optimizes pricing, improves quality, and more.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Special report: U.S. natural gas; LNG transport technologies evolve to meet market demand; Understanding new methane regulations; Predictive maintenance for gas pipeline compressors
Cyber security cost-efficient for industrial control systems; Extracting full value from operational data; Managing cyber security risks
Drilling for Big Data: Managing the flow of information; Big data drilldown series: Challenge and opportunity; OT to IT: Creating a circle of improvement; Industry loses best workers, again