Articles & News on Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Automation Upgrades Extend Equipment Life

  • by Scott Martin
  • May 1, 2023
  • Opinion

With the right PLC and HMI digital platforms, systems integrators can support their clients so they can keep legacy equipment operating for many years.

New Study Describes Convolutional Neural Network Framework to Predict Remaining Useful Life in Machines

  • November 3, 2022
  • News

To ensure the stability of industrial equipment and avoid unnecessary downtime, it is important to gauge a machine's remaining useful life (RUL) accurately.

Embrace the Edge to Avoid Unscheduled Downtime

  • by Johan Jonzon
  • May 10, 2022
  • Feature

Because unscheduled downtime is far more costly than planned downtime, it’s important that manufacturers have real-time information about their equipment and processes to avoid unexpected faults and failures. Here Johan Jonzon, CMO and co-founder of edge analytics platform developer Crosser, explains how edge analytics provides instantaneous data to prevent unscheduled downtime.

Plex Systems Acquires Kors Engineering To Deliver Manufacturing Process Automation

  • March 1, 2021
  • News

The combined solution expands smart manufacturing with first-mile plant and machine connectivity.

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.

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.

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.

Comau announces partnership with Exechon to develop machining solutions

  • March 6, 2020
  • News

With the objective of spearheading a machining paradigm able to handle large, complex aluminum parts, the companies have started a strategic cooperation.

HMIs Open the OEM Machinery Aftermarket

  • by Marcia Gadbois
  • March 3, 2020
  • Opinion

New technology is making it possible for these OEMs to re-engineer their processes and operations, better support their customers, and capture increasing aftermarket business.

2020 Overall Pricing Effectiveness: The New OEE

  • November 15, 2019
  • Feature

by Gabriel Smith OEE is a quality systems management tool which enables manufacturers to assess a plant’s effectiveness. Used wisely, OEE allows a manufacturer to identify major losses, create a road map to find problems, and enhance capacity.