Modern Plants, Fresh Tech, Big Money [ROUNDUP]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Mar 05, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

This month in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as food producer builds an Industry 4.0 plant; EHS tech company buys quality software firm; tech giant boasts of fueling economy by $4B; a new compliance and risk software release; LED light company flips the switch on IIoT application; machine learning company banks $4M; and two companies collaborate for connected plant analytics.

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Tags: Environment Health and Safety, Quality Management System, Compliance Management, EHS, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, reliability, Industry 4.0, Machine Learning, Smart Factory, IT/OT Convergence

New Consortium Member, FDA Warning, and High-Tech Deal in East Texas [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Dec 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This week in Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Industrial Internet Consortium welcomes a new member; the FDA’s new guidance release; and Delek Refinery in East Texas Buys Honeywell performance product.

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Tags: Quality Management, IIoT, reliability, Digital Transformation

The Siemens Approach to APM: Focus on Equipment Reliability

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 @ 11:44 AM

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a metric that most manufacturers rely on to help them understand how well their manufacturing operations are performing. Almost every discussion LNS Research has with end user clients about manufacturing operations eventually comes to OEE. A key factor influencing OEE is asset reliability. The bottom line is that a poorly performing asset due to poor maintenance can kill your OEE performance. The challenge that many companies face is there are multiple ways to address reliability. That’s why LNS Research is highlighting the automation and Product Life Management (PLM) giant, Siemens, and its approach to equipment reliability.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, OEE, reliability

Busy Season for Lawmakers & Tech Vendors: ABB, GE, C3 IoT & Honeywell  in the News [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Sep 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as C3 IoT raised $70 million in equity financing; an IoT bill is under U.S. consideration; GE explores 3D printing; Emerson selects Honeywell's reliability solutions; and ABB announces a new Chief Digital Officer (CDO).

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Tags: Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT, reliability

IoT in Commercial Aviation Requires a New Collaboration Standard

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Jul 14, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

During the week following July 4th, two airlines, flydubai and Qantas, announced that they had deployed IoT systems to optimize flight operations. Flydubai is working with GE Aviation/Predix to reduce the impact of unavoidable delays, optimize flight scheduling, and monitor engine health. Qantas took a different approach, working with the University of Sydney to develop a system that optimizes flight paths to reduce fuel consumption and optimize the airline’s operational efficiency.

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Tags: Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, Maintenance, reliability

FANUC, Cisco, & Rockwell Collaborate on IIoT & HP Upholds Sustainability [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Avoiding 'Hoverboard' Mishaps with Operational Architecture and Standards

If the recent holiday craze over hoverboards has proved anything, it’s that not all "great ideas" are actually great ideas...

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Tags: Sustainability, Risk Management, Quality Management, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, reliability

Understanding Big Data Analytics in Manufacturing: Comparing Splunk, Seeq, & Sight Machine [Monday Musings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 @ 11:02 AM

OSISoft has been the undisputed leader in the data historian market for over 20 years. The world, however, is changing; Big Data Analytics startups now have viable products for the industrial space and either directly compete with or create value from time series data, and hence, OSISoft.

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Tags: Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, cloud, reliability, #MondayMusings