Shrewsbury, Mass.—ND800 smart valve Device Description is now compatible with Fisher's Asset Management Solutions (AMS) systems. Customers with older versions of AMS can obtain new drivers from Neles Automation. The valve controller microprocessor reduces response variability by as much as 50%.
Greenville, S.C. -Responding to the needs of 55,000 customers of CMMS (computer maintenance management systems) and EAM (enterprise asset management) systems, Datastream Systems is making available to those responsible for MRO (maintenance, repair, and operations) activities an Internet site with over 2,000,000 industrial parts from companies like USFilter, Lear, Applied Link, Fastenal, Ferguson, LL National, and Wesco. Datastream Systems Inc. www.iprocure.com.
Rockwell Automation announced Jan. 20 a strategic alliance with PSDI (Bedford, Mass.) to expand its professional service organization. The alliance will help accelerate the growth of Rockwell Automation's $170 million Asset Management business by connecting automation control platforms to the enterprise asset management (EAM) environment.
What's next? Let's get back to automation and controls now that we've survived Y2K. I admit I enjoyed watching the world throw a lot of time, talent, and money at a global challenge. It was supposed to be Yawn2K, and it was. Now let's apply our efforts to the next global problem to be solved.
Development of open systems not only changes products and systems used in automation and process control, but also the way they're designed, delivered, maintained, and paid for, according to an Oct. 11 report from Datamonitor. "Opportunities and Threats in an Open Automation Market" says open system vendors will require new strategies, rather than just new products, to succee...
Austin, Tex. -AMS Calculator is a tool used within Asset Management Solutions (AMS) software to build process operations models from real company data. Users can input a few variables into the Calculator to see estimated time and cost savings.
California Senior Deputy Attorney General Thomas Greene recently likened the emergence of the Internet to the early development of railroads in the 19th century. Both have had a remarkable impact on many facets of life, from communication to business and the economy, and make the world seem smaller and more accessible.
Austin, Tex.—Asset Management solutions software now includes Calibration Manager Snap-On. This application module gives access to calibration, configuration, and status information for all instruments in a single database. Users can streamline calibration activities with AMS systems with self-documenting calibrators.
To serve more of the power-hungry power market and round out its solutions from field devices to automation systems, Emerson Electric Co. recently acquired the Westinghouse Process Control Division (PCD, Pittsburgh, Pa.) of CBS Corp.A worldwide supplier of automation to the commercial power and wastewater industries, especially in China and Eastern Europe, Westingho...