OMAC for Pharmaceutical Industry

On November 18th and 19th, Pfizer will host the first OMAC meeting focused on bringing PackML standards to the pharmaceutical Industry.    The meeting, to take place at the Pfizer Peapack, New Jersey facility, will provide pharmaceutical industry professionals with an ideal introduction to the benefits of adopting the PackML common approach for machine automation.   During the two day event there will be presentations discussing various aspects of  PackML delivered by representatives from Pfizer, OMAC, Lenze, B&R, Pro Mach, Mettler Toledo and ei3. Admission is free but seats are limited.  The registration deadline is November 10th, 2015. If you would like to attend, send an email to ei3 (contact@ei3.com) to receive details. About OMAC The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) helps manufacturers and suppliers work together to identify new and innovative ways to increase the effectiveness of their production operations. OMAC brings together leading End-User Manufacturers, OEM Machine Builders, System Integrators, Technology Providers, […]

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PROTECH: Technologia Remota Para Monitoreo y Servicio

Con diez máquinas operando en su stand de Pack Expo Las Vegas 2015, Pro Mach Inc. presentó a los empresarios de la industria de empaque una solución completa para el monitoreo remoto de la efectividad general de los equipos y la prestación de servicios, que más adelante brindará también mantenimiento predictivo basado en información en tiempo real. La nueva tecnología de Pro Mach, denominada ProTech, ayuda a las empresas pequeñas, medianas y grandes o conseguir el mayor tiempo de operación posible y altos niveles de productividad. Con su uso se garantiza que las inversiones de capital en las soluciones de las más de veinte marcas representadas por Pro Mach, ya sean máquinas individuales o líneas de empaque integradas, optimicen su rendimiento durante todo su período de vida útil. El respaldo técnico basado en la nube que se ofrece mediante esta solución cuenta con el potencial de reducir los tiempos de servicio cuando la máquina ha estado […]

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Ei3 Joins MT Connect Institute

MONTVALE NJ, September 15, 2015.   To expand its growing presence in the Industrial Internet, today ei3 Corporation announced full support of data collection using MTConnect communications.  By supporting this standard,ei3 demonstrates its belief that MTConnect is the primary method for heterogeneous machine data acquisition within the discrete parts and machine-tool industry. Manufacturers with MTConnect compliant machines can now use ei3’s suite of Industrial Internet applications to benefit from industry-proven solutions for job tracking, production dashboards, uptime tracking, quality management, predictive maintenance and remote service.   Machine building companies can brand label ei3‘s Software-as-a-Service and use it as the foundation for their customer-oriented service solutions.  Targeted applications in discrete manufacturing include the delivery of remote professional services, consulting, automatic spare parts replenishment and new revenues based on data and analytics. “By adding MTConnect communications we bring our mature and proven platform solution to a large and growing market in discrete manufacturing,” said Spencer Cramer, CEO of […]

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ProTech by Pro Mach at Pack Expo

If you’re going to this year’s Pack Expo be sure to stop by booth 3423 to see how ProTech by Pro Mach enables;  Remote Diagnostic Service of machines, Cloud-based production reporting, Downtime tracking, and Proactive alerting for failure detection. The ProTech area of the Pro Mach booth will have a proactive remote monitoring pneumatic demonstration. Created jointly by SMC, Pro Mach and ei3, you will see how machine owners can know about a problem before it causes a shut down.   This solution works with SMC pneumatics and will be in operation on the Shuttleworth machine at the Pro Mach Booth. We hope to see you in  “Vegas. Learn more about ProTech by Pro Mach

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IF MACHINES COULD TALK

REMOTE MONITORING CREATES NEW BUSINESS MODELS FOR MACHINE BUILDERS From Control Design http://www.controldesign.com/articles/2015/if-machines-could-talk/ By Mike Bacidore, editor in chief Feb 20, 2015 About the Author Mike Bacidore is the editor in chief for Control Design magazine. He is an award-winning columnist, earning a Gold Regional Award and a Silver National Award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. Email him at mbacidore@putman.net or check out his Google+ profile.

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Bobst and Pro Mach to share Machine Service success stories at the ARC Industry Forum

Two of ei3 customer’s, Bobst and Pro Mach, will be presenters at this year’s ARC forum on Wednesday February 11, at 4PM in a session titled “Machines as a Service Enabler.”The focus of this session is to take a deep look at how machine builders are leveraging the architecture of the Industrial Internet of Things to implement service programs that provide customers with predictive maintenance programs that improve the uptime of machinery.  The session will be hosted by Sal Spada, ARC’s Research Director of Discrete Automation, who will bring his perspective on how machine builders are altering their business models to identify alternative revenue streams while also providing their customers improved reliability of equipment.  Ei3’s transformative Industrial Internet technology is used by machine builders within a wide range of industries to respond to the opportunities created by new business models such as “Industry 4.0”, “Industrial Internet”, “Connected Manufacturing”, and “Connected Asset Value Networks.”   The […]

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LightStay will be in the spotlight at the Hilton Worldwide EMEA engineer’s conference

ei3 is proud to be one of the sponsors for the Hilton Worldwide EMEA Chief Engineer’s conference taking place from February 3rd through 5th 2015 at the beautiful new Hilton Istanbul Bomonti. Ei3 will be present at the LightStay booth in the exhibition area along with Hilton Worldwide Sustainability personnel to provide demonstrations and answer questions. LightStay is Hilton Worldwide’s sustainability improvement methodology.  At the conference a new version LightStay will be introduced that has improved tools for analysis of Sustainability factors normalized for weather, occupancy and property features. Using a continuous improvement process of Measure, Report, Learn and Improve, the LightStay web application  gathers consumption data and reports on Sustainability. Today LightStay has a reviewed and accurate compilation of data for more that 4200 properties in 94 countries and 18,000 improvement projects.  On the afternoon of the first day of the conference Ei3 will present the new LightStay features in the break-out sessions at the […]

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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 starting to measure OEE. The disparity drives the growing adoption of cloud-based, OEE measurement Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions embedded throughout the manufacturing line. According to a 2013 report by Mint Jutras, 22% of all manufacturing and distribution software installed supports SaaS-based applications, and that number is projected to grow to 45% over the next ten years.1 It takes more than baby steps—manual Excel calculations, incompatible measurements, or systems that don’t disseminate data until after something has gone wrong—to make strides to the top scores. As SaaS becomes more compatible with machinery, the opportunity to […]

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