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Reflections on Digital Transformation

Posted in Support Services on Friday, February 8th, 2019. No comments yet
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I’ve been giving thought to everything I heard this week at the 2019 ARC Industry Forum now that I’m back in Austin. I think what stands out the most is how to prioritize steps on a digital transformation journey. I captured it in this tweet: Advice for #DigitalTransformation at #ARCForum: anchor yourself with value to […]

5 Questions for Operational Certainty Consultant Director Chris Hamlin

Posted in Operational Certainty Consulting Podcasts, Support Services on Friday, February 1st, 2019. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Chris Hamlin joins our continuing podcast series, 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert. Chris works with our Operational Certainty Consulting team in their role to help manufacturers and producers improve operational performance and drive toward top quartile performance. We’ll have an in-depth podcast in the coming weeks with Chris describing this new area of […]

Improving Jacket Heating and Cooling Temperature Control

Posted in Process Optimization, Support Services on Wednesday, January 30th, 2019. No comments yet
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In many specialty chemical and pharmaceutical batch processes, you’ll find classic cascade and split-range control strategies used on vessel jacket heating and cooling. I caught up with Emerson’s Mark Coughran on a recent visit that he and Guillermo Bravo had taken to a plastics manufacturing facility. They were having issues with the jacket temperature control that […]

How Digital Transformation Initiatives Affect Existing Facilities

Posted in Industrial IOT, Support Services on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. No comments yet
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This past fall, the AIChE organization for chemical engineering professionals held an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Applications and Industry 4.0 Forum as part of their 2018 Annual Meeting. Emerson’s Tim Olsen (center) moderated a video recorded session with Dow’s Leo Chiang (right) and MIT’s Richard Braatz (left). This 5:10 session, Predictions for “Industry 4.0”, […]

Shifting Toward Real-Time Predictive Manufacturing

Posted in Process Optimization, Support Services on Monday, January 14th, 2019. No comments yet
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Last week we shared a post about the COP24 conference and the need for more sustainable manufacturing. Emerson’s Chris Hamlin also attended this conference held in Poland in early December. In an Energetyka 24 video interview, Chris explained how we are now undergoing a huge, transformative shift where data and information are available almost anywhere […]