You've shown a lot of interest in our blog posts this last year—thank you. We hope they answer some of your questions and help make your automation projects easier.
So to round out the year, take a look and see if you missed any of these popular posts.
Predictive maintenance on a compressor. We'd all like to get a better handle on equipment maintenance, to reduce unnecessary expense, maximize efficiency, and avoid outages.
See how a simple internet of things project could provide real value for your company.
If you're a manufacturer interested in improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), you may find it difficult to integrate OEE with your manufacturing execution system (MES) or enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
Why? Because the IT (information technology) software systems traditionally used for MES and ERP don't interface with the PLCs and I/O systems used in production and manufacturing.
Although we may think of Middle Eastern countries as being oil-rich, that description doesn't always apply. The country of Jordan, for example, has typically imported 96% of its energy from neighboring countries.
But Jordan has plenty of sun, and the government is committed to investing heavily in renewable energy.
One essential to keep tourists happy and healthy is fresh water, and most resorts rely on desalination to provide it.
- Think about how much computers have changed in the last 30 years.
- Think about the quantity of data that enterprise data centers (EDCs) process today.
- And think about how facility management priorities have changed to meet rising energy costs.
Now imagine what needs to be done to update a 30-year-old EDC.
Today it's a key ingredient in many industries, and the finest graphite is essential for nuclear power and semiconductors.
Toyo Tanso Japan was the first company to achieve mass production of this fine-grade isotropic graphite. Their subsidiary, Toyo Tanso USA, manufactures isotropic graphite and also provides graphite-related silicon carbide surface treatments to customers.
For nearly 100 years the district has provided reliable water to farm and residential customers—through population growth, drought years, and changes in land use.
Although their cold storage rooms were automated, on weekends operators used to have to stop by the company's factory to verify that systems were running and temperatures were within range.