Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
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Sensors monitor and measure fluid concentration and temperature, two major factors impacting performance.
Developed specifically for manufacturers, the SYSPRO enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform automates and integrates business processes to improve production, inventory control, and reporting. Recent enhancements enhance security, compliance, traceability, and tax reporting.
A global automotive wheels manufacturer worked with two industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) companies — IoTco LLC and Predictronics Corp. – to design and deploy a data-monitoring application that pinpoints potential future failures.
MachineMetrics data indicates Automotive slips to No. 4 in machine utilization as Aerospace moves to top position. While average machine utilization drops 2.2 points, the company reports Medical Device and Aerospace Defense sectors are showing upticks.
Handling products from 4 to 35 kg, two new robots emphasize safety, ease of use and reliability.
The SmartFlow controller from Unist provides advanced press control integration, fluid usage tracking, process monitoring, and enhanced diagnostic and maintenance tools to keep the press line running productively with the right amount of lubrication.
The intelligent Brankamp X3S real-time process monitoring system from Marposs immediately identifies manufacturing faults and part or tool variations to optimize machine efficiency, improve part quality, and limit unplanned downtime and tooling costs.
While 70 percent of manufacturers lack full awareness of when their equipment is due for maintenance, upgrade or repair, does it have to be this way? Is abolishing unplanned downtime in Industry 4.0 a far-fetched dream, or is data-driven maintenance closer than we think?
As Industry 4.0 connects more sensors, combines digital twins with machine learning software and expands the use of data-driven automation, the continual reduction of downtime will slowly move manufacturers toward the promise of paradise.
You’ve covered every detail in upfront costs and factory floorspace, but what about technical support and service after production starts? Whether buying one robot or hundreds, having access to diverse support services to ensure peak robot performance is vital to maximizing your return on investment. Here’s why.
E2E NEXT proximity sensors from Omron feature exceptionally long sensing distances and IoT functionality that helps shops reduce potential causes of unplanned downtime.
The Vero equipment monitoring system from Nikola Labs promises to simplify maintenance and perpetually power sensors without wires or disposable batteries.
Snow Wins Resistance Welding Award
Tom Snow, chairman of T. J. Snow Co. (Chattanooga, TN) was recognized with the Elihu Thomson Resistance Welding Award at Fabtech 2021, held in Chicago in September.
Hexagon to Build Ecosystem to Help Overcome Challenges in Additive Manufacturing
Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced its plan to build a flexible, open additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem to help overcome complexities in 3D-printing processes and to support customers in building their product development and manufacturing workflows.
GE Additive and Wichita State Team Up to Help Adoption of Metal Additive Manufacturing by DoD
GE Additive and Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding as the cornerstone of a new, collaborative effort aimed at supporting the U.S. Department of Defense‘s accelerated adoption of metal additive manufacturing technology.