Archive for APM

Business 4.0 with Industrial IoT

A recent analyst event given by Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS evolved Industry 4.0 into a broader Business 4.0 theme.It included many of the technologies underpinning Industry 4.0, and extended this beyond the manufacturing portion of an industrial enterprise.Here, optimization and digital transformation goes from the plant floor into other aspects of the business. The key […]

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New Sources of APM Competition Emerge

Among the many prevailing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) predictions ARC and others have made, is the emergence of new sources of competition and new business models.  The market for asset reliability software and services and APM is no exception.  IIoT is rapidly reshaping how assets are managed.  This is being driven in part by […]

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“If It Ain’t Broke, Prevent It From Breaking:” IoT and IoE in Prescriptive Maintenance for Turbines

How IoT and IoE are Impacting Power Generation via Prescriptive Maintenance of Turbines From a mechanical standpoint, turbines are engineering marvels. These massive machines have thousands of delicate moving parts, each with precision tolerances necessary to achieve maximum efficiency and complex maintenance routines. Even a minute disturbance in the turbine’s system can trigger a catastrophic […]

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Industrial IoT Improves Solar Farm Operating Performance

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) provides technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing, and financial services for projects in the hydrocarbon, infrastructure, power, process manufacturing and defense industries. Its L&T Solar division designs and builds solar power plants with a range of capacities and has gained expertise in a variety of solar technologies. ARC Advisory Group recently had the […]

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Enterprise Impact Bridges Process and Discrete Gap

Process and discrete manufacturing processes and automation equipment are vastly different.  Process automation systems utilize closed-loop feedback control of process variable measurements to control automated processes.  Discrete automation typically relies on on/off, logic, and/or motion control to produce and assemble discretely identifiable products.  Historically, process and discrete automation have functioned in separate universes.  This separation […]

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