While perfection is a worthy goal, it is statistically impossible. I think firms that punish less than perfection drive bad behavior.
We spoke with Michael Gay of Rockwell Automation about how companies can leverage tracking technology to successfully improve their businesses.
The RS-485 protocol overcomes the limitations of other drive communication methods, making the RS-485 IDEA drive module perfect for industrial applications.
Chemical processors seeking the increased production efficiencies and lower costs now possible with use of state-of-the-art leak detectors for chemical products’ assembly can now select between two new leak detection equipment matching services from Uson.
Root Cause Finder™, the latest advance to ExperTune’s PlantTriage software, automates the in-depth analysis that was previously performed by an experienced engineer.
Beijer Electronics’ upgraded iX version 1.30 offers open-platform architecture and world-leading graphics.
Kepware Technologies has released KEPServerEX version 5.6 and has also added three new products to its KEPServerEX communication platform.
Soon experts will have an easier and quicker method of supporting on-site technicians without having to set foot outside their office: an augmented reality system.
I suffer from Not-Enough-Hours-In-The-Day Syndrome. I barely have enough time during the day for daily maintenance, let alone preventive maintenance.
Mettler Toledo’s Good Titration Practice™ (GTP™) Risk Checker is an online tool that allows labs to quickly assess their titration risk and the reliability of their results.
The A1000 variable speed drive, according to Yaskawa, is a full-feature drive providing outstanding quality, performance, flexibility, and environmental friendliness through 1000HP.
Compliance automation tools developer RISC Associates has announced the Enterprise Program Manager (EPM), a dashboard-driven compliance and program management tool that transcends departmental silos and provides visibility into all assessments, audits, reviews, and tests throughout the enterprise so that users know whether if they are on target to meet regulatory, corporate, and departmental goals.
The Everest E2000 from Glacier Computer now provides an optional Windows CE Thin Client. The Windows CE Thin Client is a minimal version of Microsoft Windows CE that includes the catalog items necessary to support a remote desktop device — including a constrained shell and Microsoft RDP.
Chandler Engineering ® recently released its 7322 HPHT consistometer for testing the thickening time of oil well cements under a variety of downhole pressure and temperature conditions in accordance with API and ISO requirements.
ATEK Products’ TankScan ® TS7000 remote level-monitoring system measures levels of chemicals, fuel oil, petroleum and other liquids stored in tanks and sends tank-level data to inventory managers.
HBM recently released version 7 of its nCode Automation™ scalable environment for engineering test data storage, analysis and reporting.
PcVue constantly monitors and enables Dunn-Edwards operators to adjust the exact amount of raw materials needed to make each paint batch perfect.
R.STAHL's Open HMI Series explosion-protected operating systems can now, on request, be fitted with 15-inch displays that reduce glare.
Schneider Electric presents its Production Energy Optimization (PEO) solution, an energy management and analysis tool for energy-intensive industrial processes. The solution reduces energy consumption per unit of production while making it more predictable for forecasting purposes.
Video Security Trailer (VST) from SightLogix is a self-contained rapidly deployable perimeter security solution for temporary or long-term surveillance and is especially applicable to border security applications.
While optimistic that humans will not have to engage in a war against power-hungry machines, I wonder what the future holds for Watson and artificially intelligent computers like it.
ExperTune’s PlantTriage can now share information with maintenance planning and other enterprise resource planning tools.
Frontline's NetDecoder™ protocol analyzer tool now has diagnosis and troubleshooting support for Saia-Burgess S-Bus, BACnet and IEC-60870-5-102 communication technologies.
Cogent Real-Time Systems’ Cogent DataHub provides quick, reliable and secure access to valuable information direct from industrial processes or embedded systems.