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Can Manufacturing Go Mobile? (Part Two)

October 31, 2011 11:52 am | by JOEL HANS, Managing Editor, | Articles | Comments

It's hard to list the various types of mobile manufacturing software that exist today, mostly because they come in just about every shape and size.

Can Manufacturing Go Mobile?

October 28, 2011 1:16 pm | by JOEL HANS, Managing Editor, | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers are going mobile -- whether it's for inventory control, dealing with customer orders or managing employees -- with a growing network of software providers.

Distillery Undergoes Control System Upgrade

October 21, 2011 11:58 am | by KEIRSTEN HENDERSON, Industry Automation, Siemens Industry Inc. | Articles | Comments

Four Roses Distillery keeps its traditions alive, even while moving ahead with a control system upgrade.


Developing an Effective KPI Tracking System

October 21, 2011 8:29 am | by TONY PETRUCCIANI, CEO, Single Source Systems Inc. | Articles | Comments

Whether it is used by the shop floor supervisor to monitor productivity and through-put or by the maintenance department to track equipment calibration, the ultimate success of any performance management system is dependent on the quality and integrity of the data.

Transformation of Company and Culture

October 12, 2011 7:44 am | Blogs | Comments

The results of a successful performance management system are far-reaching. With proper deployment of strategies and tactics, the entire organization can be transformed.

Drivers for the Oil & Gas Industry

October 6, 2011 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Oil and gas wellhead SCADA applications and facilities can become more reliable with the new Lufkin and Weatherford drivers from Kepware Technologies.

What Does Operating in a State of Control Mean?

September 28, 2011 1:19 pm | by THE QA PHARM | Blogs | Comments

While perfection is a worthy goal, it is statistically impossible. I think firms that punish less than perfection drive bad behavior.

Traceability Drives Business Improvements

September 26, 2011 1:27 pm | by MIKE GAY, CPG Industry Segment Lead, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

We spoke with Michael Gay of Rockwell Automation about how companies can leverage tracking technology to successfully improve their businesses.


Stepper Motor Drive Module with RS-485

September 15, 2011 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RS-485 protocol overcomes the limitations of other drive communication methods, making the RS-485 IDEA drive module perfect for industrial applications.

Leak Detection Equipment Matching Services

August 22, 2011 12:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Automatically Find the Root Cause of Upsets

August 11, 2011 11:51 am | Chem Info | Product Releases | Comments

Root Cause Finder™, the latest advance to ExperTune’s PlantTriage software, automates the in-depth analysis that was previously performed by an experienced engineer.

Upgraded, Redesigned and Extended Graphic HMI

August 2, 2011 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Beijer Electronics’ upgraded iX version 1.30 offers open-platform architecture and world-leading graphics.

Drivers with Plug-In Option

August 1, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kepware Technologies has released KEPServerEX version 5.6 and has also added three new products to its KEPServerEX communication platform.


Expert Help from a Distance

July 11, 2011 11:33 am | by FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE | Articles | Comments

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.

Expect the Unexpected

July 5, 2011 6:44 am | by AMY LAWRENCE, Features Editor, | Blogs | Comments

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.

Risk Checker Assesses Titration Results

June 27, 2011 12:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Variable Speed Drive

June 1, 2011 9:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The A1000 variable speed drive, according to Yaskawa, is a full-feature drive providing outstanding quality, performance, flexibility, and environmental friendliness through 1000HP.  

Compliance Management Tool Transcends Enterprise

May 3, 2011 7:18 am | by RISC Associates | Product Releases | Comments

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 Windows Thin Client

May 3, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Oil Well Cement Testing & Analysis

May 3, 2011 6:46 am | by Chandler Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Eliminate the Hassles of Manual Inventory Management

April 27, 2011 5:59 am | by ATEK Products | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Increase Productivity through Interactive Reporting

March 28, 2011 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

HBM recently released version 7 of its nCode Automation™ scalable environment for engineering test data storage, analysis and reporting.

Coloring the Southwest with SCADA

March 21, 2011 1:24 pm | Articles | Comments

PcVue constantly monitors and enables Dunn-Edwards operators to adjust the exact amount of raw materials needed to make each paint batch perfect.

Displays for Explosion-Protected HMIs

March 15, 2011 1:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

R.STAHL's Open HMI Series explosion-protected operating systems can now, on request, be fitted with 15-inch displays that reduce glare.

Energy Management & Analysis for Energy-Intensive Industrial Processes

March 11, 2011 5:49 am | by Schneider Electric | Product Releases | Comments

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.

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