General & Maintenance Software
Suite provides real-time data
Proficy Intelligent Production Solutions software is an integrated suite for plant production and control. It allows data to be shared among business and plant floor applications, and features scalability, unified data model, shared security, change management, and access to data in real time. Developed for Windows, software includes plant data repository and asset management.
GE Fanuc Automation : gefanuc.com TO VOTE, WRITE 44 ON BALLOT For more information, write 44 on card
Software consolidates data
System 800xA software is designed to provide asset optimization. It enables predictive and proactive maintenance, extends field device monitoring, integrates with CMMS to optimize plant asset availability and performance, and has real-time asset condition monitoring and reporting capabilities built in.
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RFID enhances CMMS
MicroMain XM with RFID is a CMMS with integrated radio-frequency identification (RFID) capability. Plants can use RFID in addition to, or in place of, bar codes for maintenance management, particularly in asset tracking, asset maintenance history, and asset inspections. Unlike bar codes, RFID does not require line-of-sight between tag and reader. Data can be stored on asset tag.
MicroMain Corp. : micromain.com TO VOTE, WRITE 138 ON BALLOT For more information, write 138 on card
Software improves asset reliability
Ivara EXP-Release 4 reliability software incorporates predictive and condition-based maintenance capabilities. Release 4 features include analytical capabilities through the use of multiple data points with dates, sophisticated calculations and algorithms, and key performance indicators (KPIs) that provide metrics showing how equipment reliability affects business performance.
Ivara Corp. : ivara.com TO VOTE, WRITE 184 ON BALLOT For more information, write 184 on card
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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