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2:29 pm
June 20, 2014
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It’s All About Asset Health

Jay Lee, Professor of Engineering and Director of the Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems at the University of Cincinnati always tells me “It’s all about equipment health.” Dr. Lee’s doctoral and post-doctoral researchers have uncovered many equipment health issues in a variety of factory settings and developed analysis tools to help manufacturers correct and improve […]


6:54 pm
June 17, 2014
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Analytics for Predictive Maintenance Featured at Rockwell Event

Rockwell Automation’s consistent theme for more than ten years concerns the connected manufacturing enterprise. RSTechED, the annual Rockwell Software user conference and training session, kicked off its 17th edition this week in Orlando with a record attendance greater than 1,900. The reality of the connected manufacturing enterprise is gaining ever more critical mass. Predictive maintenance […]


12:38 am
May 21, 2014
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Reliability the Keyword at PAS Technology Conference

The PAS Technology Conference is in session May 19-21. PAS bills itself as the “Human Reliability” company, and indeed reliability broadly speaking was a conference theme. This is also a celebration of PAS’s 20th anniversary, and historical references were everywhere. Eddie Habibi, founder and CEO, introduced the Conference Theme of Connecting the Dots by looking […]


3:16 pm
May 12, 2014
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Reading and Sharing Measurements Anywhere

Last week a group visited the Maintenance Technology offices in the Chicago area from Fluke in order to introduce us to a new product—FlukeConnect. FlukeConnect combines many trends occurring in industry and consumer technology. These trends include smaller, mobile devices and leveraging the “cloud” or data anywhere. It also enables improved collaboration for problem solving […]


9:14 pm
May 9, 2014
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Asset Management Software Enhancements

Once again, I could not attend the Ventyx World user conference. The latest one just closed, and I had three days of intense meetings at the office. Sounds like I missed some interesting discussions, though. Ventyx is now a part of ABB. There were some product and partnership announcements at the event. These included a […]


7:39 pm
April 30, 2014
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Permanently Wet Coating Improves Manufacturing Processes

Imagine painting your bedroom and there was none of the dried up paint accumulating on the lid of the can. Or when you were finishing with one can, you could get all the paint out of the can. Better yet, if you are a manufacturer of products such as paint and wanted to keep the […]


2:13 pm
November 15, 2013
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Automation Insider: All Eyes On Asset Performance

By Gary Mintchell, Editorial Director You may have noticed a change in my byline. At the beginning of September, my partner Glen Gudino and I joined Applied Technology Publications as Executive Directors. Glen will lead the publication’s sales teams; I will set strategic direction and coverage, as well as lead the editorial, electronic-media and finance teams. […]