Manufacturing IT, MES
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Manufacturing IT, MES October 24, 2018

Extension for analytics platform provides root cause analysis, performance monitoring

TrendMiner's ContextHub is built around the structure of OSIsoft PI event frames and asset framework, broadening use and usefulness of contextual information for root cause analysis (RCA) and operational performance monitoring.

By TrendMiner
Manufacturing IT, MES October 18, 2018

Pharmaceutical manufacturers need to consider cybersecurity for PLCs

Pharmaceutical manufacturers need to enact cybersecurity measures for their programmable logic controller (PLCs) to prevent hackers from causing damage that could have major repercussions for the health of the company's customers.

By Steven Pflantz, PE, CRB
Manufacturing IT, MES October 17, 2018

Filter out the noise: strategies to avoid excessive data and spikes

New software and input/output (I/O) devices can help users eliminate useless data through effective diagnostics, error localization and filter designs to extract accurate figures.

By Andy Garrido, Beckhoff Automation
Manufacturing IT, MES October 17, 2018

Optimize machine metrics with a machine-as-a-service model, blockchain

Machine as a service (MaaS) and blockchain manage and secure machine data and transactions. Blockchain, while known for its use in the financial world, is being used by Steamchain, a start-up company, to provide secure financial and machine information design to help end users and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

By Mark T. Hoske, Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Manufacturing IT, MES October 8, 2018

Standardizing multi-touch HMI hardware

Cover Story: Implementing cost-effective multi-touch panel technology now can future-proof system architectures.

By Eric Reiner, Beckhoff Automation
Manufacturing IT, MES October 5, 2018

Five data acquisition strategies for success

Did you just see something extraordinary in the recorded data or was it a data anomaly in measurement, communications, or data aggregation? Data collection should help us learn, not confuse. Heed these five strategies for better industrial data.

By Allen Tubbs and Benjamin Menz, Bosch Rexroth Corp.
Manufacturing IT, MES October 4, 2018

Automation interfaces advance

Human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and other operator interface devices are being pushed to the edge of rugged applications to combine the best features of classic interfaces with modern commercial technologies.

By Benson Hougland, Opto 22
Figure 1. By implementing a well data management system, producers increase efficiencies while reducing time-to-revenue. Courtesy: Micotan Software
Manufacturing IT, MES October 1, 2018

Manage information based on each well’s lifecycle

A single source of truth can improve time-to-revenue.

By Frank Gannon
Figure 1. The framework addresses challenges associated with geological and geophysical data, without undue geo-referencing or geo-spatial processing. Courtesy: L&T Technology Services
Manufacturing IT, MES September 27, 2018

A defined methodology better manages subsurface data

Technologies facilitate deep data diving for exploration in oil & gas industry.

By Prabhakar Shetty
Manufacturing IT, MES September 20, 2018

A new-age approach to traditional manufacturing issues

The Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit (GAMS) event at IMTS 2018 highlighted the opportunities and pitfalls of the digital age with a focus on maintenance, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), robotics, and cybersecurity in an information-rich age.

By Chris Vavra