Asset Management

Asset Management December 26, 2001

VDC study indicates increased interest in RFID

Natick, Mass. - Analysis from Venture Development Corp. (VDC) reveals that global shipments of RFID systems (including transponders, readers, software, and services) reached $890 million in 2000.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
Asset Management December 6, 2001

Digital networks permit global integration, asset optimization

Baytown, Tex. - Digital industrial network proponents in Singapore showed how to easily troubleshoot and change setpoints for process equipment in Texas.

By Mark T. Hoske, editor-in-chief
Asset Management December 1, 2001

Ovation adds HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Emerson Process Management’s Westinghouse Process Control business recently released Ovation 2.1. Key release 2.1 enhancements include HART, FOUNDATION fieldbus, Fast Ethernet, and SCADA Server support.

By Control Engineering Staff
Asset Management November 20, 2001

Sincor consortium picks Emerson to automate Venezuelan oil upgrader

Austin, Tex. - Sincor, a Venezuela-based group of companies, announced Nov. 20 that it has selected Emerson Process Management for a $12 million application of its PlantWeb field-based architecture, Asset Management Solutions (AMS) software, and services to help automate part of Sincoir's Downstream Project in Jose, Venezuela.

By Jim Montague, news editor
Asset Management August 7, 2001

Machine Vibration Monitor protects machinery in rugged environments

Milwaukee, Wis. - To provide cost-effective and continuous vibration monitoring and protection for industrial machinery, Rockwell Automation introduces the Entek Sentinel.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
Asset Management July 1, 2001

Interkama 2001 gears up; webcast set

Interkama 2001—International Trade Fair for Solutions for Automation in Production and Business Processes—is gathering momentum for its Sept. 24-28 run here. Streamlined to a five-day schedule in two-year cycles, Interkama's process automation backbone will be joined by expanded exhibit sectors for manufacturing automation and integrated solutionsR...

By Staff
Asset Management November 1, 2000

Predicting Savings

Asset management technologies offer the potential to help companies in the process industries stem the high cost of maintenance by ensuring production equipment is maintained for maximum performance at minimum cost. But, can asset management software save money in an already efficiently run plant? How can asset management software help achieve savings, and how much can be saved? Based o...

By Stuart Harris, Fisher-Rosemount
Asset Management September 1, 2000

Communication, relationship building nurture mergers

Mergers and acquisitions are never simple. Still, they can be made easier—and achieve greater long-term success—if participants engage in open, honest communication and build new relationships with the same diligence devoted to financial matters. Too often mergers seem to be bottom-line driven, inspired by a bigger-must-be-better mindset, or simply intended to stifle competition.

By Jim Montague, News Editor
Asset Management August 1, 2000

Digital valve positioner market to triple worldwide by 2005, says study

Fueled by rapid growth of products with open digital communication capabilities, the worldwide digital valve positioner market will almost triple from 122,000 units to over 350,000 units by 2005, according to a new study, "Control Valve Worldwide Outlook," by the ARC Advisory Group.

By Staff
Asset Management July 1, 2000

Software, services integrate floor with enterprise

Milwaukee, Wis.— Manufacturing Businessware combines modular software, services, and system integration to connect plant-floor production facilities with corporate-level business systems. Improved asset management, more effective quality management, and process improvement are among the expected benefits.

By Staff