Archive for the ‘Technologies’ Category

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”, […]

Food and Beverage Manufacturing Production Optimization

Posted in Food & Beverage, Industrial IOT on Friday, January 4th, 2019. No comments yet
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Unlike many other industries in process manufacturing, the food & beverage industry must react much more quickly to changing consumer demands. These rapid changes challenge these manufacturers in their production practices, reliability requirements, product quality needs and sustainability goals. I caught up with Emerson’s Marcus Parsons to discuss the challenges around changing production requirements and […]

Digital Twin for Digital Transformation

Posted in Industrial IOT, Simulation on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018. No comments yet
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Digitalization has brought a wealth of streams of data. Data by itself does nothing to improve performance but channeling this flow into analytical tools and revised work processes is a basis for undergoing a digital transformation. A new white paper, Emerson Digital Twin: A Key Technology for Digital Transformation, highlights the important role of digital […]

Machine Learning in Root Cause Analysis

Posted in Industrial IOT on Thursday, November 29th, 2018. No comments yet
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It’s hard to keep up with the news in the manufacturing industries and not find articles on how artificial intelligence will bring improvements. Machine learning is one area that can help spot patterns to improve reliability, quality, and throughput. At this past Emerson Exchange conference in San Antonio, Emerson’s Mark Nixon and Noel Bell teamed […]

Digital Technologies for Improving Power Plant Operations

Posted in Industrial IOT, Power on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris There’s a lot of talk in the industry about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), digital transformation, and digital technologies. There is enough interest, though, among utility executives in the promise of digital technologies–which typically includes some combination of wired and wireless sensors for monitoring, sophisticated algorithms, machine learning and artificial intelligence–that […]