Remote Monitoring Boosts OEE

Remote monitoring in the cloud provides an enhanced solution for OEE If your facility isn’t measuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by utilizing the Industrial Internet, your company is likely losing out. That sounds like a bold assertion, but consider this: a facility with an OEE score of 85 or higher is considered World Class. However, 40 is a fairly common score for facilities just ...

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The Industrial Internet of Plastics

By Spencer Cramer Published in Plastics Today on October 24th, 2014 Predictions concerning the economic impact of the Industrial Internet, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), are simply staggering. One estimate suggests a boost to global GDP by as much as $10-15 trillion over the next 20 years, . The hype behind the Industrial Internet stems from its ...

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Packaging Machines go from Remote Monitoring to the Industrial Internet

Powering packaging performance into the future By Spencer Cramer Published in Packaging Digest on October 1st, 2014 Current remote monitoring systems allow operators and managers to react immediately to changes on the plant floor. But what if this connectivity could enable packaging engineers to do so much more? There is plenty of talk these days about the Internet of Things and wearable tech. We ...

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Spencer Cramer Interviewed on The IoT Uplink

The IoT Uplink: The Rapidly Growing Importance Of Remote Monitoring This week I did a web interview with Jeff Reinke for the latest episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement.  Jeff’s show focuses on the growth and expansion of industrial wireless connections, M2M communication and sensor ...

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Industrial Internet is Gaining Momentum

GE released a study today showing that the industrial Internet has the potential to boost the global GDP by as much as $10 to $15 Trillion by 2030. This report comes on the heels of an article published last week in the New York Times that reported on GE’s plans to invest $1 Billion to create a new software center by 2015. This facility ...

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Ei3 Resumes Operations after Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, Ei3 Corporation’s main office in Montvale, New Jersey resumed operations today after being without power for 7 days. During this difficult week all of our production Software-as-a-Service apps were maintained fully functional. Many thanks to the Ei3 technical team who worked remotely in adverse conditions and found creative solutions to find power and internet to monitor our global ...

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The Remote Monitoring Cloud Measures Packaging Machinery Greenhouse Gas Emissions

This post summarizes what I presented at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition fall 2012 meeting. Recently I was asked by a client to investigate how Ei3’s remote monitoring cloud was making degree day calculations.  The client had noticed a change of 17% less heating degree days for a large group of buildings spread out across North America.   This change seemed to be ...

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