Archive for the ‘Industrial IOT’ Category

IIoT and Device-Level Network Design

Posted in Industrial IOT on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019. No comments yet
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Wireless instrumentation has been available for manufacturers for more than a decade. Sensors have expanded beyond traditional measurements such as pressure, temperature, level and flow to measurements such as acoustic, vibration, conductivity and more. These easily installed Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-based field devices make more than monitoring and control possible—they make real-time personnel safety, […]

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 […]