ON THE FLOOR
Each month we talk with maintenance and technology professionals about their views and pressing problems on the factory floor.
- Cultural Improvement Takes Work
Q: Why is improving culture so difficult and so important? A: For as long as I can remember, culture has been, simultaneously, the top roadblock and leading opportunity for large implementations and ongoing improvement. In simple terms, culture is what your employees do when they think that you are not watching.
- Wunderlich-Malec Engineering and OSIsoft Introduce VIP Tower for Industrial & Utility Markets
Wunderlich-Malec Engineering (“WM,” Eden Prairie, MN) and OSIsoft LLC (San Leandro, CA) have announced the launch of VIP Tower, an Internet of Things (IoT) gateway solution for industrial and utility markets. Combining OSIsoft’s PI System with a software tool from WM’s VIP Services (Kingwood, TX), the bundled solution creates an industrial QR code that provides personnel at any location, including plant […]
- New Exair Website Helps Improve Efficiency, Safety
EXAIR.com is the new digital home of the Exair Corp. Intelligent Compressed Air products for industry. The new design offers a product-selection process that provides descriptions immediately from the homepage. An improved account management and ordering process streamlines access to historical orders, allows one click repeat orders, and eases editing of your information. This website […]
- Emerson’s Plantweb Apps Simplify Asset Health Monitoring
With the demand to implement the Internet of Things, the challenge is knowing where to start. Plants generate more data than ever before without meaningful analytics to guide expert decisions and actions. Plant web provides customers with a scalable, easy path into Industrial IoT (IIoT) benefits that will transform data into information that plant personnel can […]
- Schneider Electric Rolls Out 3 Software Solutions for Food & Beverage Sector
Schneider Electric (Lake Forest, CA) is launching three new software solutions for Food & Beverage manufacturers. Announced at the company’s 2017 Innovation Summit: Software Conference running Oct. 3-5, in San Antonio, the trio is part of Schneider Electric’s ongoing effort to drive operational excellence, efficiency, and performance while enabling regulatory and food safety compliance. The new offerings include: Label Assurance inspects and validates […]
- Wireless E-Stop System
Safe-E-Stop is a wireless e-stop system that integrates with existing hard-wired emergency-stop systems for assembly lines and other production systems. It allows an immediate shut down of a production line without having to run to a hard-wired e-stop station. The system provides continuous status indicators with LED and LCD displays. The Ethernet/IP port on the […]