According to analysis firm Gartner, within the next five years, two manufacturing technologies will achieve a "plateau of productivity", or the stage where they drive transformational impact on business outcomes: the internet of things for manufacturing operations, and cloud computing in manufacturing operations.
Data analytics, and specifically predictive analytics, are meant to reduce the number of alarms for process improvements, trend forecasting, and predictive maintenance. However, deploying predictive analytics often leads to excessive nuisance alarms, a common problem in process manufacturing control rooms.
The production of greenhouse gases, inefficient water and energy usage, and significant harmful emissions have earned the manufacturing industry a less-than-sterling reputation for its impact on the environment.
The pharmaceutical industry is in the midst of an evolution, spurred by significant reductions in time-to-market requirements, most notably as demonstrated with COVID-19 vaccines.
Digital transformation is enabled by technology, but many end users don’t see these initiatives as proprietary intellectual property, but as information to be shared among peers. This openness helps advance efforts throughout the process industries by creating a new feedback channel for organizations as they continue their digital transformation journeys.
Scaling complex analytics across production assets improves production and operations metrics.
2021 AFPM Summit Virtual Edition: Improve reliability and optimize maintenance with advanced analytics
A common misconception in large-scale process manufacturing is that minimizing downtime is the key to increasing profitability. This mindset fails to address the fact that some downtime can improve capacity, increasing production and revenue.
Chemical manufacturers are using advanced analytics solutions to transform the way their employees solve data-intensive optimization problems.
Industry 4.0 has been a decade in the making but even now the technology is progressing at a rapid pace. This Industrial Ethernet Book special report on Industry 4.0 looks at the impact of cyber physical systems, data democratization and new solutions for connecting with smart manufacturing operations.
In the process manufacturing world, a significant increase in IIoT implementations has expanded organizations’ accessibility to both operational and equipment data.