ei3 brings its managed secure network to China selecting China Telecom to deliver key colocation services

PEARL RIVER, NY, Aug 07, 2018 – ei3 Corporation, a leading provider of Industrial Internet services, has partnered with China Telecom to provide a remote machine service network enabling machine builders from around the world to connect to their equipment operating on factory floors inside China. First to benefit will be ei3’s long-term OEM clients Bobst and Lenze....

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What Lies Beneath a Cyber Breach

The manufacturing industry is under attack and machine builders are not immune to the bad actors—known as hackers. All across the U.S., manufacturers are silently struggling with an invisible force that threatens the livelihood of their businesses. This dark entity slips into an organization—often undetected—to steal passwords and intellectual property. Sometimes it demands money in exchange for unlocking enterprise servers. Sometimes it maliciously shuts ...

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Get Milacron M•Powered at NPE 2018: Milacron Launches IoT Suite of Services

Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry will detail their strategy to become the plastic processing industry’s service leader at NPE 2018, in West Hall, booth 2703, May 7th to May 11th. Milacron will launch Milacron M•Powered, their comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) solution and highlight the wide variety of service, support, and parts programs for their ...

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Note to corporate & operations management: Cybersecurity is your responsibility

Living as we do in an increasingly digitalized world, new security challenges are materializing at an alarming pace, and few are as perplexing and tro… This guest column was written by Ben Miyares, Packaging World contributing editor “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the ...

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Creating the Digital Future in Brownfield Plants

How a technique from the 1970s can be used to leverage well-recognized measurements such as Operational Equipment Effectiveness and Total Productive Maintenance to transform brownfield plants into digital ones. The biggest hurdle for most manufacturing and processing facilities isn’t accepting the idea that connected devices and systems can improve operations and business performance. It’s the question of how to implement the necessary technologies and ...

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Cybersecurity: A warning for packaging operations

Hackers, ransomware and cyberattacks: What does it mean to a modern packaging production facility where connectivity is crucial? And what can be done? Your production operations have been optimized with advanced servo-driven machinery, wireless communications, remote access for troubleshooting and other advanced automation resources and tools that deliver higher efficiency, lower downtime and ongoing cost savings. What’s not to like? That would be the ...

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Cultivate a Green Patch in Your Brownfield

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) takes advantage of the latest software and hardware capabilities to increase productivity. It stands to reason that greenfield manufacturing plants might be planned with native IIoT technologies. After all, today’s factory automation systems can incorporate web servers and clients, standards-based communications, and substantial processing power and memory. But the majority of manufacturers face a mandate to increase the ...

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The Path to Predictive

The Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT, is creating profoundly positive impacts for the machinery industry.  Solutions are ready and available that reduce service costs, increase machine performance, save energy and improve quality. For leading machine companies the IIoT has become a significant enabler that can get them to market quickly, create additional savings, and provide profitable revenues. With so much at stake, machine builders are thinking ...

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