Process Manufacturing

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Process Manufacturing November 11, 2020

Maintenance automation: create a new recipe for data integration

To get top ROI for digitalizing your asset maintenance, consider a modernized version of the automation pyramid using ISA-95 Enterprise-Control System Integration.

By Brian Harrison
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers November 4, 2020

SCADA, HMI, MES projects produce results, recognition

Cover Story: System integration case studies from several industries show lower costs and greater efficiency in projects using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), human-machine interface (HMI), and manufacturing execution systems (MES). These won awards.

By Jim Meyers
The smart construction challenge from Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) has three use cases, construction assurance, track and trace, and smart worker technologies. Learn more at www.iiconsortium.org/pdf/Smart-Construction-Challenge-Overview.pdf. Courtesy: IIC
AI and Machine Learning November 3, 2020

Global challenge increases smart construction innovation

A cloud dashboard that communicates project analytical insights to stakeholders; 3D modeling technology and a machine learning platform provide a visual comparison to the underlying building information management (BIM) model (digital twin).

By Marc Grosskopf
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Automation June 20, 2020

Maximizing operational efficiency and productivity

Discrete event simulation (DES) on existing processes can help identify and unlock additional production capacity and improve operational efficiency for manufacturers.

By Tim Bednall
Codes and Standards November 24, 2020

Update for ISA-95 specification released

MESA International announced the release of Version 7 of the B2MML and BatchML specifications, which allows companies to integrate business systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management systems with manufacturing systems.

By MESA International
Professor Harley Johnson, far right, the associate dean for research at the Grainger College of Engineering, joins Wooldridge and Jones outside the mobileSHIELD facility. Courtesy: Fred Zwicky, University of Illinois
Safety November 19, 2020

University launches mobile COVID-19 testing lab

mobileSHIELD is designed to demonstrate a way to rapidly deploy I-COVID, the saliva-based test for COVID-19 developed at the University of Illinois.

By Lois Yoksoulian
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Pumps November 27, 2020

Technology for legacy pumps developed

Every industrial process delivers benefits for people around the world and nearly all of them involve a pumping operation at some point and keeping these essential assets operational is an important task.

By Daniela Haldenwang