Introduction Implementing an Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) strategy is increasingly important to companies that build machines. One reason is that their customers, the machine owners and users, have become aware that the IoT can offer them significant benefits and savings. They know that automated, analytical applications based on machine data will reduce downtime, increase production, achieve higher quality, and save energy. At ei3, we believe that machine builders and OEMs have a valuable opportunity to deliver specialized IoT applications to their markets. This belief stems from the many value streams that are driven by more productive operations and equipment. Machine builders have a deep base of equipment knowledge, and understand manufacturing best practices. This makes the delivery of IoT services a natural extension of the engineering-driven relationship between machine builders and their customers. To succeed in today’s marketplace, it is imperative to have a strategy that delivers the power of the IoT. Since opening […]
Transcript of the Video Good afternoon I’m Spencer Cramer, the founder and CEO of ei3, and I’m very pleased to be talking to you today from the show floor of FackPack. Together with Lenze we’re offering some very exciting services that enable machine building companies, large and small to take advantage of Industry 4.0 and offer digital services to their customers. Let’s just take a moment and talk about what we mean when we say Industry 4.0. From our point of view there’s four things that we can offer in terms of value drivers; One, we can provide a secure platform for remote service of equipment that’s connecting technicians to machines in a secure way that’s audit-able and traceable and that enables the machine owners to know that their machines are only being accessed by the people they want, when they want. Two, we are gathering data from machines and storing that data in the […]
Quality Management coordinates off line quality assurance tests by using web pages that present tests questions to machine operators and QA techs at just the right times. These testing sequences are designed and configured by Quality Administrators who use ei3 web pages to define specifications, tests, testing frequencies, SOP documents, responses and other aspects of the QA process. When jobs are loaded onto a machine, the correct sequence and quality forms are automatically loaded for display. Operators and QA technicians perform tests and report results using Quality Management web pages. While the job is running and the product quality is being tested, Quality Management is checking critical points for compliance and if values or not correct, then alerts are dispatched to inform operators that something needs to be done. Once a job is finished, Quality Management produces a variety of reports to maintain an audit record and share QA information with the customer of produced materials. […]
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 (email@example.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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or check out his Google+ profile.