The Value of Condition-Based Monitoring. Part II: Technology

    Last time, we discussed how to prepare to implement an effective condition-based monitoring system for your operations. In this month’s post, we’ll show you how to choose the right technology.     Choosing the Right Tool With the operating parameters and failure modes defined, you can now add effective monitoring to your operations.. […]

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The Value of Condition-Based Monitoring. Part I: Preparation

  Summary Diligent monitoring of the condition of equipment at manufacturing plants (condition-based monitoring) can have a big impact on the company. This is an increasingly urgent issue  in a market where approximately $65 billion worth of automation systems are at or near the end of their useful life. The oldest equipment still in use […]

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One-Two Punch: Use the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the P-F Curve to Save Money and Increase Uptime

Summary IIoT can improve a manufacturing company’s asset utilization and production line up-time and produce significant savings in maintenance costs. This is illustrated through the P-F curve method of condition-based maintenance. Causes of Failure Vary: Let’s start with the basics. Failure of an asset or piece of equipment is a process, not an event. The […]

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IIoT Delivers More Money with Better Asset Utilization

  Manufacturers can improve their operations and thereby generate better revenue and profit with IIoT.They can do this by unlocking data from their equipment, calculating the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)for the equipment, and use the resulting data to find and fix issues with their equipment.    HistoryLet’s start with a bit of perspective. Manufacturers have historically struggled to […]

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Why should your manufacturing company look at the Internet of Things?

Your manufacturing company likely has business goals which include growing revenue, margins, and profits, as well as beating out the competition. In today’s market, those goals are increasingly difficult to achieve.  Companies must continue to become more efficient, increase output, work for more demanding customers, work under increasing regulations, all the while continuing  to earn […]

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Ectobox Launches Internet of Things (IoT) Service

IoT Business Transformation Plan Launched Targets Growth-Minded Manufacturers Ectobox, Inc., a custom software development firm specializing in the manufacturing industry, announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) Business Transformation Plan for manufacturers today. The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to data that is pulled from devices or machines (“things”) and then securely […]

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Banish Uncertainty and Revolutionize Your Business with an IoT Business Transformation Plan

The good news is that in this digital age, no company needs to operate in the dark anymore. Leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) in the right way can help you banish uncertainty.