Campbell Soup’s Data Acquisition Journey, Published 5/16/2013
Campbell Soup uses Wonderware IntelaTrac, a mobile workforce and decision-support system from Invensys, to help production operators be more involved with what’s happening on the plant floor and to help maintenance engineers take on demanding tasks. Tom Braydich, director of controls and maintenance systems engineering at Campbell's, describes the benefits.
Automation World, Published 5/10/2013
How Concurrent Software Licensing Can Benefit EMI Users
Software licensing agreements can be pretty complicated for any company or enterprise. Using a multi-plant cereal maker as an example, Maryanne Steidinger, director of advanced applications marketing for Invensys, explains how, when it comes to EMI software, concurrent licensing improves costs, administration and operating efficiency.
Automation World, Published 5/7/2013
The Ever-Evolving Automation Industry
In this exclusive interview, Mike Caliel, president and chief executive officer of Invensys, and Gary Freburger, president of the the company's systems business, offer a glimpse into how a major industrial automation provider is positioning itself to serve the rapidly changing global manufacturing industries.
Automation World, Published 4/30/2013
Barriers to Human Reliability
The idea of placing greater emphasis on operator interaction with automated systems has been gaining traction. As common sense as the idea sounds, effective implementation isn’t necessarily a no brainer. Mike Caliel, president and CEO of Invensys Operations Management, explains why.
Control Engineering, Published 4/29/2013
Asset Management Using Diagnostics
Some manufacturing facilities have very successfully reduced unplanned shutdowns, lowered maintenance costs and extended plant availability by using some very basic asset management techniques, especially techniques supported by diagnostics from smart valves and field devices. So don’t more companies use these same techniques? In the six-minute video, Rob McGreevy, vice president of platform and applications for Invensys Operations Management, explains.
Touch, Published 4/12/2013
Smart and Sustainable
Valdespartera, an ecocity located just south of Zaragoza in Aragón, Spain, is a revolutionary social housing project. More than 10 years in the making, the city welcomed its first residents in 2007. To ensure it continuously operates according to its original sustainability plan, city planners and managers required a centralized IT system that would efficiently integrate and manage all its bioclimatic networks, everything from drinking water to sewage and rainwater treatment to electricity and gas supplies, waste collection and even housing and environmental control. But what was the best solution? Turns out, Valdespartera relies on Wonderware real-time operations management software from Invensys to put and keep the wellbeing of the environment and its citizens first.
InTech, Published 4/8/2013
Tapping Hidden Manufacturing Potential Using OEE
Overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE, indicates the sum of three production measures: uptime, quality and throughput. By monitoring OEE, companies can find hidden capacity, what some have called uncovering the “hidden factory.” In this article, Maryanne Steidinger, director, product marketing, operations, and information for Invensys, gives users a better view of how, why and when stoppages or downtime occur, even if sub-second in nature.
Control Engineering, Published 4/1/2013
Information Systems: The Expanding Power of HMI Software
Once a hardware-driven technology, HMI systems now depend on the power of software to control operations and applications. Led by advancements in programming languages and innovations in interfaces and mobility, these workhorses of manufacturing are expanding their roles throughout the enterprise. And with the influence of a new-age workforce, they are looking to add even greater functionality in the years ahead. John Krajewski, director of product management for HMI supervisory, Invensys, provides all the details in this three-page feature.