Diagnostics, Asset Management

Courtesy: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
AI and Machine Learning June 18, 2021

Creating digital twins at scale

Model developed by MIT researchers could help predictive virtual models become standard practice in engineering, which integrates data and decision making.

By Becky Ham
Courtesy: Emerson
Maintenance June 9, 2021

Advanced valve diagnostics drive savings

When coupled with diagnostic software, smart positioners can be used to reduce maintenance costs and outages.

By Brent Baker and Jordan Mandernach
Courtesy: Emerson
Analytics June 3, 2021

Industrial analytics from the edge up

Industrial manufacturers are using edge controllers and industrial PCs (IPCs) to implement practical analytics initiatives from the edge up, instead of from the enterprise down.

By Silvia Gonzalez
Asset Management June 3, 2021

Managing plant emissions and energy losses with the latest software applications

Advances in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies and software analytics are empowering plant managers with valuable insights into the health and performance of critical assets. Analytics software and wireless communications are helping reduce costs, emissions and wasted production time.

By Logan Woolery
Courtesy: Yokogawa
DCS, SCADA, Controllers June 2, 2021

Keep process control systems connected with industrial network strategies

Traditional distributed control system (DCS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems designs can be improved with industrial digital transformation. Seek industrial interoperability, modularity, conformity to standards, including security standards, scalability and portability.

By Kevin Finnan and Wataru Nakagawa
Courtesy: Control Engineering
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 31, 2021

IIoT in the real world

Industrial Internet of Things serves as backbone for other Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), digital twins, the digital thread, big data, analytics, and cloud and edge computing.

By John Clemons
Courtesy: TrendMiner
Analytics May 20, 2021

Data-driven decisions improves COVID-19 vaccine production

Process engineers enabled with advanced analytics can have better operational control.

By Michael Chang
Courtesy: M. C. Paulk, B. Curtis, M. B. Chrissis and C. V Weber
Info Management May 14, 2021

Best practices in mature engineering information management

Mature engineering information management can save millions in operational costs.

By Edwin Elmendorp
Safety May 12, 2021

Benefits of virtual factory acceptance test systems

A well-planned virtual buy-off process for factory acceptance tests (FATs) can benefit all involved parties.

By Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)
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