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The electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution system has survived for decades with limited intelligence. But today, independent power producers, green power sources, and new regulations require a smarter grid. Learn how the electric utility landscape has changed, and how Ethernet-based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems can be used to control power flowing into and out of the grid.
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While enterprise applications solutions are moving closer to the plant floor, and plant-level systems are moving closer to enterprise planning application functionality, these systems will not likely converge anytime soon, because they use different technologies and have different user requirements.
: control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, which measure process variables and machine states, and perform regulatory or machine control across a process area or work cell. Human-machine interfaces (HMI) control the mechanical or electronic system interfaces that are used by a human operator, such as a mobile phone or factory system. Industrial automation technology is evolving in response to Internet-based computing, since thin clients, portal technology, and Web-enabled devices have changed plant
PeopleSoft Takes Aim at Foods Industry
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: to collect data from SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) and Manufacturing Execution Systems and distribute it throughout the enterprise. In spite of PeopleSoft s lack of true process manufacturing functionality, the integration will go forward and utilize PeopleSoft s Open Integration Framework (OIF) and other EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) technology. In addition to its new partnership with PeopleSoft, Bradley Ward maintains strategic marketing alliances with JBA International
Siemens Product Development Solutions for Process Industries
Process manufacturing companies have traditionally been slow to adopt product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, mostly because they have not had many alternatives to choose from. The Siemens SIMATIC IT portfolio is one exception. Read TEC Analyst Gabriel Gheorghiu’s in-depth analysis of version 6.5 of the SIMATIC IT portfolio of products.
: control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems). As their names imply, MES manages the execution side of the production cycle, ERP manages the resources necessary for production, and PLM manages product development. Integration between PLM, MES, and ERP A Closer Look at SIMATIC IT The SIMATIC IT product line is made of three suites: • R&D Suite (to integrate formulated product information and processes with manufacturing), • Production Suite (for production execution and management), and •
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Why You Should Take a Hard Look at Your ERP System: Dynamo, Dinosaur, or Difficulty on the Horizon?
Is your business running as well as it should be? Your ERP system may be the dynamo it was intended to be, but if it has become outdated or outrageously expensive to operate—a dinosaur or a devil in the making—chances are it is doing more harm than good in today’s increasingly global world. Regardless of your business or industry, the time has come to examine your ERP system dispassionately. Know what needs to be considered.
: Planning, Process Control (HMI-SCADA), Process Manufacturing, Process Simulation, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management, Shipping and Receiving, Software Selection Related Industries: Food and Beverage Products, Paper and paper product manufacturing, Coke, refined petroleum product, and nuclear fuel manufacturing, Chemical Products Related Keywords: ERP system assessment, ERP system status, total cost of ERP system, ERP system
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What’s Happening on the Food Processing Plant Floor?
Today’s manufacturing enterprises gain a key competitive advantage by implementing an extremely strong shop floor control system. See how a comprehensive ERP solution offers manufacturers a clear view of what is happening on their shop floor, and how truly integrated information lets manufacturers increase productivity, reduce scrap and total work-in-process inventory, and gain dramatic increases in production throughput.
: Planning, Process Control (HMI-SCADA), Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Software as a Service (SaaS), Shipping and Receiving, Bill of Material Management (BOM)/Configuration Management, CAD/CAM System, Product Data Management (PDM) Related Industries: Food and Beverage Products Related Keywords: erp software, food manufacturer, erp software vendors, what is erp software, small business erp software, erp software system, erp software companies,
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: control and data acquisition (SCADA), generation management, T&D management, outage management, and market management systems and services to the Ventyx solution suite. The merger has enabled Ventyx to provide operational management, control, and enterprise information technology (IT) solutions from one provider. ABB subsequently acquired Insert Key Solutions (IKS) in December 2010 and Obvient Strategies in January 2011, giving Ventyx additional solutions for equipment reliability and advanced business
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ERP System Replacement: Three Questions Every Mid-Sized Manufacturer Should Ask
Changing your enterprise resource planning (ERP) system is no small undertaking. Many manufacturers continue to use outdated systems because the effort involved in switching seems too great even though the systems no longer meet all their requirements. How can you tell if your system is still good enough or ready to be replaced? Know the three critical questions manufacturers should ask to determine the right time to switch.
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Reliability Driven Maintenance--Closing the CMMS Value Gap ?Part One: Trends and Definition
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: control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, etc.), inspections (e.g., visual inspections, maintenance rounds, operator rounds, etc.), predictive tools (e.g., lubrication analysis, vibration analysis, infrared thermography, motor circuit analysis, non-destructive testing, etc.) and then compare current asset health to both history and a set of rules defined for the asset based on the RCM failure analysis of results. Asset health (not time) then determines the when and the what of maintenance (i.e.,
PLM as a Strategic Weapon: An Underlying PlanetPTC Live 2011 Theme – Part 2 » The TEC Blog
logic control (PLC) and SCADA hardware . Thus partnering with these solution providers is probably a good idea for PTC at this stage. The vendor will have to hook up or buy some manufacturing simulation applications (as it has done with Polyplan for today’s Windchill MPMLink module) and could win with more open interface/integration strategy (given that most companies have multi-vendor CAD and MES systems). At PlanetPTC Live 2011, there were a few of PTC’s MES partners, and I chose to see a
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How to Build a Business Case for Lighthouse System’s Shopfloor-Online
Making a robust business case to convince management how a software solution can make a valuable contribution to your business isn’t easy. To build a successful case, you need a set of practical examples of what the software does and the benefits it can provide. Examine the strategies and problems associated with achieving your manufacturing objectives, and what the Lighthouse Systems’ solution can do to address them.
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