Articles & News on Asset Management

The Digital Twin – Enabling Realtime Closed Loop Manufacturing Optimization

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By Bill Lydon, Automation.com The Digital Twin has become one of the most powerful concepts of Industry 4. 0. The implementation of model-based, real-time, closed-loop monitoring, control, and optimization of the entire manufacturing and production process, the Digital Twin concept is helping organizations achieve real-time integrated manufacturing.

TrendMiner partners with eschbach to integrate TrendMiner and Shiftconnector products

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All relevant manufacturing data will be available on-demand, creating a continuous flow of information. TrendMiner’s analytics capabilities help to predict process deviations. Shiftconnector brings these process deviations into a control room where shift personnel will contextualize these deviations as well as add additional information regarding why the deviation occurred.

Yokogawa Electric announces acquisition of RAP International

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RAP specializes in providing digitized solutions that support risk assessment, management of the permit to work (PtW) process, and governance of control of work (CoW) for all plant maintenance activities.

MaxGrip announces Cees Maaskant as CEO

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Former CEO Jakob Boelens will transfer to AVEVA as part of the acquisition of MaxGrip’s software portfolio by AVEVA earlier this year. Cees Maaskant will lead MaxGrip into a new chapter in which the company specializes exclusively in Asset Performance Management (APM) consultancy.

Gourmet Mass Production

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By Darcy Simonis, ABB Food and Beverage Gourmet food or haute cuisine is expected in high-end restaurants.Recently this style of cuisine has started to feed into daily cuisine choices, with more processed foods going gourmet. This article explains how manufacturers can get on board with this new trend.

Industrial Internet Consortium announces IIC Accelerator Program

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The IIC Accelerator Program encompasses several initiatives for users of IoT technology who want to discuss challenges with their peers, get advice from IIC experts, or seek guidance to solve complex technical problems.

CIP Security for EtherNet/IP Illustrates Increased IT/OT Integration

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By Bill Lydon, Automation.com Effective cybersecurity continues to get more complex for today’s manufacturing and process facilities, and many organizations are stepping up with solutions intended help these facilities to close the gaps.

Beckhoff Automation announces opening of Boston and Philadelphia area offices.

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Both locations will provide additional applications engineering, sales and training resources. Automation Technology showrooms at the two offices will also offer hands-on experiences with Beckhoff hardware and software for engineers and business leaders.

SMGlobal announces giveaway of FastMaint CMMS software

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CMMS software works to help organizations manage their maintenance operations. Maintenance managers can use FastMaint to schedule & track preventive maintenance and breakdown repairs of industrial equipment and commercial facilities.

HMS Networks releases whitepaper: 5G: Is the Industry ready?

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The whitepaper from HMS Networks provides an overview of the industry’s opinions towards 5G technology as an emerging trend and future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry