Optimisation

 

Autonomous robot surveillance: How can we make operators’ lives better?

Frequent and thorough monitoring takes up valuable time from operators and management. Robotics is the right way to improve efficiency. ATEX/IECEx Zone 1 certified robots will be the new benchmark for inspection and monitoring of hazardous areas.

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Smart Maintenance – Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies neatly streamline all areas of the value chain in companies

The ideal solution is achieved through the tactical combination of Smart Manufacturing and Smart Maintenance. Smart, innovative technologies such as smart sensors, edge computing, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) ensure that all assets in production operate at 100% efficiency.  For example, assets are now equipped with industrial smart sensors such as the Sushi Sensor for data acquisition. These IIoT sensors transmit the data to computer-aided maintenance management systems. These systems use advanced analysis options such as AI or cloud-based machine learning to determine the complete data pool in order to ultimately deliver results in real time that can be called up at any time from a smart device. In this way, anomalies can be quickly detected and immediately communicated to the appropriate employees. The tasks of Smart Maintenance include. monitoring and knowing the condition of the assets. In addition, there is the dedicated planning of maintenance and the improvement of the performance and effectiveness of the resources. 

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TDLS 8000/8100 – Optimum solutions for optimum combustion

What is the optimal strategy for combustion control and safe combustion process? Generate as little CO as possible and reduce O2 as much as possible within this framework. For safety’s sake: monitor fuel gas (methane) metrologically. And this is exactly where TDLS comes in!

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Single source of truth – the time’s come for Industry 4.0!

However, throughout the entire production process, from the purchase of raw materials to the sale of products, countless data are generated that are somehow interrelated. It is therefore not without reason that a central demand in the context of digitisation is the Single Soruce of Truth. This concept of data storage enables all departments to access a central data source which is constantly maintained and therefore only contains consistent and redundancy-free data. This data storage prevents errors due to the use of different data bases, but above all it makes certain evaluations possible. Only in this way can the profit of a company be consistently depicted over the entire value-added chain and across all levels. It is not without reason that it is considered indispensable to lead Industry 4.0 projects to success.

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Keep Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) up to date – secure implicit knowledge

SOP – Standard Operation Procedures – play an important role, especially in regulated companies such as the pharmaceutical or food industry. Due to the high relevance of the processes to the environment, health and safety, the share of SOPs in these industries is correspondingly high. But it is not only here that standardised procedures are documented. They also help employees in many other areas of industry to handle recurring process sequences with consistently high quality. No wonder, then, that SOP management is also becoming the focus of Industry 4.0.

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Optimisation? Of course! – Part 3 of 3

The potential for innovation through digitalisation and its digital technologies is infinite – especially with regard to Synaptic Business Automation. With the entrepreneurial innovation mindset and methodologies like the SBA, many ideas can be found and implemented. Against this background, it is of course indispensable that the security foundation is laid in digital terms – keyword: Plant Security.

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Optimisation? Of course! – Part 2 of 3

In the first part of this series we have dealt with the question of what is meant by “optimizing” in this context and whether it is worthwhile to “optimize”. If one has come to a positive result for oneself, the question now arises, which possibilities there are. The following presentation of possibilities in the second of a total of three articles in this series certainly does not claim to be complete, but is intended as an incentive and source of ideas.

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Optimisation? Of course! – Part 1 of 3

With regard to optimization, it is often a matter of finding a consensus as to what optimization can actually be. This three-part article will also take a look at the resources available for this. Whether it is worthwhile to optimize and if and what the whole thing has to do with Industry 4.0.

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Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies 3 / 3

Our new three-part blog article deals with the topic “Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies”. Read the third and last part here about Customer Satisfaction and an interview with Hideyuki Nakaya of the Facilities Department’s Electricity Section, who led the project, and Satoshi Ikawa of the General Affairs Section., among other things.

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Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies 2 / 3

Our new three-part blog article deals with the topic “Converging and Securing OT-IT – Enabling Industrial Network Security Solutions for Use With Key Technologies”. Read the second part here about Simple visualization of existing plant network architecture, Virtual Network and Plant Network Security Monitoring Service before part three deals with the Customer Satisfaction and an interview with Hideyuki Nakaya of the Facilities Department’s Electricity Section, who led the project, and Satoshi Ikawa of the General Affairs Section., among other things.

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