General & Maintenance Software

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Acquisition software transforms laptops into analyzers

SignalAQ dynamic signal acquisition and analysis software transforms a laptop PC into an advanced analysis system. Designed for use with the AQ-204 four-channel data acquisition PC-card, it allows highly portable data analysis, advanced machine troubleshooting, and project management options. It is Windows 98 and ME compatible and enables simultaneous multiuser access over compatible networks. PREDICT/DLI, Vibration Div.;


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CMMS works on PDAs

MPulse Mobile Works is an extension to Mpulse maintenance software that uses Palm OS compatible devices to promote a paper-free maintenance management environment. It provides effective work order flow, accurate capture of daily maintenance work data, and tracks incidental maintenance not covered by work orders. The synchronization process downloads and uploads work and inventory information in one step. MPulse Maintenance Software;


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MS Office add-on manages resources

Resource Manager 2001 for MS Office is an Excel spreadsheet add-on for managing materials, workcenters, labor, planning, scheduling, maintenance tracking, and production in a familiar desktop environment. Program combines ease of use for small-to-medium sized firms with reporting and open integration for larger operations. A variety of report formats provide both graphic and tabular information. User Solutions, Inc.;


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EAM offers web operation as a choice

iMaint EAM fully web-enabled enterprise asset management (EAM) system allows users to proactively plan, monitor, and control maintenance operations. The modular web component allows maintenance personnel to perform all their maintenance activities, including reporting and analysis, with any internet-enabled computer. The user can choose between web-based and resident operation. System supports an unlimited number of sites. DP Solutions, Inc.;


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CMMS/EAM supports Oracle

Synergen iSeries web-based CMMS/EAM software supports Oracle and includes asset management and maintenance, materials management, purchasing, inventory, contract management, operational accounting, reporting and analysis, project tracking, compliance tracking, and document management. It allows users to add custom menus to reference reports or to open customized modules. Application is installed on a web server; access is through any web browser. Synergen, Inc.;


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PCI card converts PCs into thin clients

The Thin Adapter transforms existing obsolete PCs into dedicated thin clients. Installation involves removing the PC's disk drives, installing the adapter, then powering the PC on to operate as a thin client. The ThinManager software enables the converted PC to operate under Windows 2000 and Windows Terminal Server. Automation Control Products;


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CMMS supports multiple databases

ProTeus II is CMMS software with 2ndgeneration client/server technology. The CMMS combines CS2database optimization technology with SQL and Oracle database servers, allowing rapid completion of routine database management tasks such as adding new equipment, inventory, and preventive and demand (PM and DM) maintenance work orders. Eagle Technology;


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Software manages CAD and office documents

G5 document control software enables Lotus Domino.Doc users to manage CAD documents and their relationships to reference files, redline files, change orders, maintenance schedules, and similar files from within Domino.Doc. Users define business rules to govern the life cycles of both engineering and office documents. The software is web-based and uses ActiveX control. Green Pasture Software;


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The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
Doubling down on digital manufacturing; Data driving predictive maintenance; Electric motors and generators; Rewarding operational improvement
2017 Lubrication Guide; Software tools; Microgrids and energy strategies; Use robots effectively
Prescriptive maintenance; Hannover Messe 2017 recap; Reduce welding errors
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Mobility as the means to offshore innovation; Preventing another Deepwater Horizon; ROVs as subsea robots; SCADA and the radio spectrum
Research team developing Tesla coil designs; Implementing wireless process sensing
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; Paralleling switchgear generator systems
Natural gas engines; New applications for fuel cells; Large engines become more efficient; Extending boiler life

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
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IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
Featured articles highlight technologies that enable the Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT-related products and strategies to get data more easily to the user.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
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