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Each month we talk with maintenance and technology professionals about their views and pressing problems on the factory floor.

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  • Line-of-Sight Supports HROs

    By Dr. Klaus M. Blache, Univ. of Tennessee Reliability and Maintainability Center (RMC) Becoming and sustaining a high-reliability organization (HRO) requires daily actions based on a set of principles. Those principles enable individuals/teams/organizations to act on emerging problems and deploy the proper resources to resolve the problems efficiently and effectively. Maintaining high reliability requires constantly […]

  • Visual Controls Improve Reliability

    Visual control is a business-management technique designed to communicate information by using visual signals instead of written instructions. Properly designed and displayed visual controls enable quick recognition of the information being communicated, resulting in increased efficiency and clarity. The theory behind visual controls is that, if something is clearly visible and in plain sight, it’s […]

  • ALS Units Advance Safety, Reliability

    By Scott Smith, Motion OSHA, Washington (osha.gov), estimates that 120 fatalities and 50,000 injuries are prevented each year by proper lockout/tagout (LOTO). With insurance and injury costs rising, guarding and LOTO areas will continue to grow. As equipment manufacturers and end users expand their machine guarding to improve safety and minimize risk, how can the […]

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NEW PRODUCTS

  • Product Announcement: Complete Your Connected Circuit

    The connected circuit improves upon traditional pneumatic circuits by enabling components to digitally collect and transmit operational data. Through the use of technology such as sensors and switches, which can be installed in digitally enabled components from filter regulator lubricator to valve manifold to actuator, the connected circuit gathers information on aspects of system functionality […]

  • Cloud-Based Water Monitor

    Netilion Water Network Insights (NWNI) allows transparency for water networks around the clock by monitoring flow, pressure, temperature, level, water quality, and other measurements. The software service connects all levels of water-supply systems, empowering service providers and water associations to manage multiple control and data sources through a single interface. These sources include field devices, […]

  • CMMS

    The Azzier 8 CMMS includes a customer module that allows users to store and organize important customer/client data and interactions and add notes to different Azzier modules. Other enhancements include a Work Order Mileage Table and a search function that finds places with text fields, calculates the distance between two points, and checks the direction […]

  • Data harvesting

    Snap Signal reportedly captures data from nearly any industrial machine’s device and converts it to a common protocol, enabling an upgrade to Industry 4.0. The products can be used to build a brand-agnostic IIoT platform composed of modular hardware and software. The system is said to capture and convert machine signals and protocols, such as […]

  • HMI touch panel

    The HG2J series 7-in. touchscreen HMI uses projected capacitive touch panel (PCAP) technology to save space and reportedly improve performance. PCAP glass requires fewer layers than traditional analog resistive plastic films, and the self-capacitance technology is said to also prevent accidental input due to water droplets. More resistant to scratches, the material won’t turn yellow […]

  • Featured Product: Liquiphant From Endress + Hauser

    Vibronic instruments are widely used in the process industries. Available from multiple manufacturers, millions of these devices have been installed worldwide over the past few decades. While the basic technology of vibronic instruments hasn’t changed much over the years, today’s instruments now employ technological innovations to bring them into the digital age. Find out how […]

  • Device-Management Software

    The company’s device-management software is fully registered by FieldComm Group to support the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard. FDI registration will reduce the need for plants to support two different technologies to integrate and maintain field devices. Full FDI registration avoids the need for a patchwork of systems and devices that only support individual elements […]

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