Asset sustainability software
EAM Asset Sustainability Edition enterprise software allows users to integrate energy consumption and emissions management into their asset management practices. The software factors energy consumption into total asset performance; it also factors in an asset's consumption of wage commodities: water, air, gas, electricity and steam. The application tracks consumption of individual assets in real time, evaluates data against user-defined conditions and alerts users when assets exceed acceptable performance thresholds.
Infor : www.infor.com
Proficy Maintenance Gateway uses real-time production data, events and information to drive maintenance. The system monitors data points, events, trends and conditions on the plant floor and maps maintenance-related asset information from enterprise asset management systems. Its rules-based configuration engine allows users to define business logic in an intuitive, drag-and-drop environment. Actions are executed through the EAM.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms : www.gefanuc.com
Asset management software
FactoryTalk AssetCentre is a centralized tool for gathering, managing and securing data on automation assets such as control systems, drives and HMI devices. Users can track and manage changes through four key functionality areas: security, audit trail, archive and disaster recovery. It's designed to secure access to the control system, track user actions, manage asset configuration files, configure process instruments and provide backup and recovery of operating asset configurations.
Rockwell Automation : www.rockwellautomation.com
Remote condition monitor
OnWatch is a hybrid system that consists of intelligent monitoring hardware, telecommunications, monitoring techniques and service personnel. The system includes Watchman SpriteMAX online monitoring hardware to provide vibration, oil and process data collection and transmission; system installation; and commissioning. It also includes off-site, secure server system configuration and an engineering review of system configuration. The system dispatches engineers when faults are detected.
DLI Engineering Corp. : www.dliengineering.com
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.