Manufacturing IT, MES

Courtesy: Frank Lamb, Automation Primer
Machinery and Equipment April 19, 2021

Original equipment effectiveness’ role in productive manufacturing

Original equipment effectiveness (OEE) can be used as a gauge to determine how effective and productive a manufacturing plant is.

By Frank Lamb
Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
PID, APC April 12, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles April 5-11, 2021

Articles about control loop tuning, OT cybersecurity, Engineers' Choice winners, control system evolution and data visualization were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 5-11, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: ADISRA
Data Acquisition, DAQ April 1, 2021

How to accelerate data visualization

As the volume of industrial data grows exponentially, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are providing improved data visualization and storytelling tools to support intelligent automation and strategic decision making

By Leandro Coeli
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Lean Maintenance March 31, 2021

What to look for in a manufacturing operating system

Manufacturing operating systems have come a long way and can aid engineers in many ways. The right operating system will be intuitive, efficient and easy to use.

By Cara Winther
Courtesy: Synchrono/New Products for Engineers Database
Manufacturing IT, MES March 13, 2021

Taking your MES with you

When looking for the right manufacturing execution system (MES) solution, manufacturers need to consider its ability to evolve with them.

By Francisco Almada Lobo
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Virtualization, Cloud Analytics March 10, 2021

Cloud manufacturing software improves communication, productivity

Cloud manufacturing software can help streamline disparate systems and help improve communication and productivity for manufacturers.

By Cara Winther
Courtesy: Beckhoff
Industrial PCs February 8, 2021

PC-based control boosts sterile sampling bag production

Labplas redesigns custom production machines with EtherCAT, robotics and AI for quality control, ensuring ROI of less than one year on all upgrades, for 15 to 35% machine productivity increases.

By James Figy
Seeq enables subject matter experts to directly and visually interact with the data of interest to create insights. Seeq R22 software helps users to quickly investigate and share analyses from operations and manufacturing data sources to find insights and answer questions. R22 received 2021 Engineers’ Choice recognition in the Software – Data Analytics category. Courtesy: Seeq
Analytics February 4, 2021

3 data analysis tips: Adapt data, leverage employee skills, innovate

Industry 4.0 requires an appropriate use of data structures, people skills and analytic tools.

By Michael Risse
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AI and Machine Learning January 15, 2021

How AI can help food manufacturers improve maintenance

A more practical approach is needed for the every-day decisions that keep operations running effectively and artificial intelligence can help food manufacturers improve overall maintenance.

By Marcel Koks
Courtesy: Honeywell’s Workforce Competency Solutions
AI and Machine Learning January 12, 2021

How advanced digital twin technology narrows the industrial skills gap

Digital twin technology such as immersive field simulators (IFS) can help companies narrow the skills gap by offering a training environment that offers an accurate replica of the world they inhabit with virtual reality and mixed reality tools.

By Vincent Higgins