Industrial control is not an obvious application for energy harvesting, although machinery, by its very nature, is an obvious source of energy, ripe for harvesting. Nevertheless, why exploit energy harvesting in a plant or factory environment?
SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: What does quality management software do? From a 30,000 foot view, it helps companies ensure the production and delivery of high quality products and processes. More specifically, though, it streamlines, standardizes, and centralizes cross-functional data from across the value chain.
SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: With more manufacturers acknowledging the benefits of collecting and analyzing massive amounts of data on both their internal operations and external supply chain, many have turned to business intelligence (BI) software in order to simplify the process.
SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Sage North America has distilled what they've learned from their many successful customers. The company poses eight useful questions to help determine how ready your company is to adopt a new manufacturing system.
SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: There is no shortage of reasons why manufacturers consider addressing the limitations of their legacy automation systems. From increased efficiency to faster production to widespread customization, there is obvious value in overhauling or maintaining aging equipment.
SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Minnesota-based Hiawatha Rubber Company has been a leader in the manufacturing of precision rubber parts since 1955. It serves the medical, aerospace, printing and most recently, the waste water treatment industries.
SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Frank Hill, director of manufacturing business development at Stratus Technologies, discusses virtualization. Hill explains what it is, how virtualization can help manufacturers take advantage of the processing power they may already have and how to mitigate some of the risk facing companies every day.
Aspen Technology Inc. has acquired Pipeline Scheduling System (“PSS”) and Dock Scheduling System (“DSS”) software from Refining Advantage Inc.
These five practices will help you augment your current marketing strategy by being prepared for success in an increasingly device- and context-ready world.
Siemens announces the latest version of the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portal, which now gives users the ability to commission and configure Sinamics G120 drives using Sinamics Startdrive.
In this video, Ray Rex, President of Hammond's HALOX Division, and Gerry Kaoukis, Hammond's IT Director, discuss their formula for reducing IT costs by 39%, reducing document management costs by 80%, improving service levels, increasing cross sell opportunities, and empowering their customers.
Siemens introduces Simogear, its new geared motor series that features helical, parallel shaft and helical bevel gear unit types with integral high-efficient and NEMA Premium® efficient motors.
With uncertainty looming, cost control and labor issues fall just behind food safety as top manufacturing concerns. So how do you ease the worry over these issues?
To workers being pushed out of jobs by today's technology, history has a message: You're not the first.
Vertical markets across the process industries compete in an increasingly rigorous environment marked by tighter regulation, growing margin pressures and an aging workforce.
The GX and GP data acquisition stations and GA10 software are the first members of Yokogawa’s all-new SMARTDAC+ product family that incorporates Smart User Interface, Smart Architecture and Smart Functionality design principles.
B&R Automation’s robust and reliable Automation PC 910 features the newest third-generation Intel® Core™ i technology.
Organizations will have to start spending more on durable and reliable mobile computers rather than looking for bargains, if they want to avoid losing valuable productive time.
Omega introduces the OM-WLS-TC eight-channel wireless thermocouple input module as a solution that supports thermocouple types J, K, T, E,N, R, S and B.
Lean manufacturing ... While you may think you have strategies in place to make you more efficient, you may be missing a big part of the picture.
The industry has come a long way, but industrial computing’s operational requirements have driven an evolutionary path quite different from its consumer counterparts.
Which business technologies will lead the way in 2014? Immersed in today’s dynamic business technology environment and excited about what’s to come, LNS Research offers an early list of main focus areas you can expect experts to be discussing over the next few months.
AutomationDirect’s Productivity3000 line of programmable controllers now includes basic CPU and remote slave modules.
Just because you have chosen to go with a cloud solution or a SaaS application doesn’t mean you will have guaranteed project success.
Zontec Inc. offers an update to its Synergy 2000™ Multi-function Toolbox, which automatically collects data in real-time from programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and coordinates measurement machines (CMMs) and similar plant hardware.