A new generation of manufacturing operations management
Driven by the digital transformation trend, the next-generation of manufacturing operations management (MOM) and manufacturing execution systems (MES) software is impacting manufacturing and production.
To improve fuel economy, all automotive OEMs have converted many of the car’s parts to lighter materials which often involves aluminum or magnesium. To make these parts in the high volumes needed for car manufacturing, automated casting machines are deployed. A key manufacturer of these machines - which are used by OEMs globally - is Italpresse Gauss located in Italy. It designs and produces a range of casting machine models with closing forces from 200 up to 4,500 tons. These machines cast a variety of parts including precision engine blocks, transmission housings, steering wheels, an
Given the hype about IIoT, the ARC Advisory Group asks if it is really time to focus on the edge. The promise of edge computing in industrial environments means getting the right device data in near real-time to drive better decisions, and maybe even control industrial processes. For this to work, it means that the edge device, its embedded software, edge servers, the gateways and cloud infrastructure must all be up and running correctly all the time.
The number one reason to implement operational historians and time-series databases is to be able to make data-driven process decisions. The operational historian collects real-time process data from process control systems, sensors, equipment, and other data sources. The new generation of operational historians provide a data platform for capturing and transforming time-series data to support improved analysis and decision-making and overall digital transformation.
State of the Industry
Despite the application of a wide variety of safeguarding measures, many accidents in the process industries continue to occur. Experiences gained from past accidents have led to the development of an increasing number of technical solutions. One of the best known and widely accepted technical solutions concerns the use of safety instrumented systems (SIS). To control the design and implementation of these technical solutions, numerous safety-related standards have emerged. These standards consist of technology-oriented requirements defining “adequate” im
Operations Performance Management (OPM) systems act to improve the responsiveness, throughput, quality, cost, and efficiency of production or service systems. OPM typically includes process optimization, operations intelligence, and forecasting, and often involves technologies such as modeling, process data collection, visualization, and analytics. OPM systems often act together with Asset Performance Management (APM) systems, which focus on improving the reliability and availability of physical assets while minimizing risk and operating costs.