Articles & News on Asset Management

HANNOVER MESSE announces cancellation of 2020 event

  • March 27, 2020
  • News

It is the first time in HANNOVER MESSE’s 73-year history that the event will not take place. However, the organizers will not let the show completely vanish.

Conquering Manufacturing Bottlenecks with Industrial IoT

  • by Marc Dekker
  • March 26, 2020
  • Feature

While bottlenecks still exist in today’s manufacturing environment, the good news is that the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) is providing new ways to solve them.

ISA announces Quick Start Guide: An Overview of the ISA/IEC 62443 Series of Standards

  • March 24, 2020
  • News

The guide explores how and why IT and OT/ICS need unique types of protection against cyber threats and offers recommendations on patch management.

In Memoriam: Richard “Rich” Merritt, 1943-2020

  • March 24, 2020
  • News

Richard “Rich” Jesse Merritt died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at his home in Cedar Rapids. He was 76. He was a giant of industrial automation and control technical communications, serving countless publications and clients over his long career, including Automation.com and ISA’s InTech magazine.

Demystifying Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

  • by Louis Columbus
  • March 23, 2020
  • Feature

By Louis Columbus
To stay competitive, manufacturers must continually reinvent themselves and find new ways to improve—whether by delivering differentiated products, controlling costs, or improving quality.

ARC Report: Optimism still strong about growth for APM market

  • March 20, 2020
  • News

Despite the current social and economic turmoil surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, ARC Advisory Group remains optimistic that the global market for industrial asset performance management (APM)-related solutions will rebound strongly over the long term.

GE Digital announces free Remote Monitoring and Control licenses to iFIX and CIMPLICITY users

  • March 19, 2020
  • News

The web-based solution gives plant operators and management teams real-time monitoring and control access to plant operations and performance over a secure-by-design connection such as VPN. This allows critical infrastructure to operate with a reduced crew on site, while being able to coordinate with their wider teams remotely.

ARC 2020 Conference Wrap-up: How IT/OT Integration Helps to Accomplish Digitalization

  • by Bill Lydon
  • March 17, 2020
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon
Focused on the theme, Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities, the February 3-6 event had over 800 attendees from 20 countries representing more than 300 companies, along with many breakout sessions and workshops. 

Digital Twin Strategies: Manufacturing tips for successful implementation

  • by Jason Kasper
  • March 16, 2020
  • Opinion

The definition of Digital Twin has been well vetted over the last few years, yet it seems when it’s time to pilot projects, it is forgotten. By working out these kinks, everything else―including performance monitoring, IIoT, predictive analytics and operational simulation―will fall into place.

AR and VR: The Missing Links

  • by Veronica Turner
  • March 12, 2020
  • Opinion

Experiential learning is increasingly accepted as the most effective way to develop competency for both operators and field workers. To build truly effective operations, though, we need to bring them together.