These are brief resumés of company releases made during the 15th ARC Forum held in Orlando Florida in early February 2011. Links to received releases if provided by the companies or organisers.
The last couple of years have thrown up both challenges and opportunities for businesses. Companies across industries have redirected capital expenditure and investments, revisited automation processes to drive more value and reduce waste, reviewed technology through the lens of cyber-security and business analytics, and renewed interests in M&As, to name a few. What are companies doing to position themselves even better as economies recover? Where are they placing their energies and investments? Constantino Seixas, Senior Executive, Automation and Industrial Services in Accenture, shared 10 trends in automation and what the company can do to help its industrial clients take advantage of these trends.
This was a power point presentation only no release issued.
Doug Donzelli, CEO, announced an important new industrial wireless application designed specifically for process manufacturing and other industrial facilities. The new solution works with the company’s own hardware, tags, and access points; plus other suppliers’ hardware, tags, cameras, speakers, and so on, and integrates into a complete industrial application network, including video, communications, and software applications. …more in release!
David Hohenstein, product marketing manager, will formally announce the company’s game-changing DART Fieldbus and the advantages this technology offers the process industry. Dynamic Arc Recognition and Termination (DART) will redefine how fieldbus applications are solved in hazardous locations. DART technology revolutionizes how intrinsic safety is applied with regards to energy limitation and the company believes the advantages will help expand the technology to many additional applications within the process industry. .….more in release!
Chet Mroz, who was recently named President and COO, introduced the new integrated solution for combustion-based processes, created in response to the overwhelming demands for improved combustion safety and sustainable energy. The company will also introduce a new PLC, FA-M3V, which can scan a 100,000-step program in only one millisecond. .…more in release.
Anne-Marie Walters, global marketing director, and Alan Kiraly, vice president, operations product management, will announce substantial technology enhancements to the company’s innovative software offerings that extend the capabilities of its AssetWise Platform, introduced at last year’s Forum. AssetWise combines multiple information modeling services to improve lifecycle management and operational performance, safety, compliance, and governance of infrastructure assets to further enhance ROI. ….more in release!
Jose Rivera, Senior Vice President-Strategy, Industry Business, will provide a briefing on the company’s Production Energy Optimization (PEO) solution. PEO enables active energy management by tracking and monitoring performance, capturing excessive consumption for analysis and continuous improvement, and improving production energy forecasting. PEO is an EcoStruxure solution, Schneider Electric’s energy management architecture, which leverages the process automation domain of the company’s collaborative PlantStruxure system and the intelligent monitoring and control of its automation and power management products. .…more in release!
Joel J. Gil, Director Of Business Development PA, will provide a briefing on Mitsubishi’s current initiative to bring its process/discrete systems-oriented solutions in the fields of water, energy management, and building automation to the Americas. …more in release!
John Nesi, Vice President, Market Development will provide a briefing on how Rockwell Automation s partnering with manufacturers in a wide range of industries to build a customized roadmap to improve water, air, gas, electric and steam (WAGES) resource management, supporting those companies’ sustainability initiatives. The media briefing will provide a look at the four stages of the Industrial GreenPrint methodology including: Awareness, Efficiency, Optimization and Aggregation, designed to help manufacturers transform their practices and production to help optimize their supply chains and boost profitability.
Helping minimise unscheduled downtime
Latest generation process automation system
Free tool helps reduce energy use
Invensys Operations Management
Steve Garbrecht, vice president, products, solutions and services marketing; and Tom Troy, director, MES solutions will present a new collaboration and integration tool. Part of its InFusion enterprise control system, the new workflow software enables industrial companies to execute scheduled and unscheduled activities, such as downtime, quality breaches, or yield decreases. The software captures operations data across business and production systems to automate responses to process exceptions, helping to reduce errors, waste and delays, and achieve operational excellence. .…more in release!
AT&T Manufacturing/Industry Solutions
Meredith Powers, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Manufacturing/Industry Solutions, announced enhancements to the company’s industry-leading mobile enterprise services. These include extension of the company’s mobile application platform to Android, a new location information services solution. Meredith will also explain how manufacturing and other industrial clients can take advantage of these and other advanced capabilities to improve their business performance.
Fred Yentz, President & CEO, will announce the company’s new M2M application platform (MAP) and MAP development kit. .…more on release!
ODVA members, including Cisco Systems, Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, collaborate to optimize energy usage for the industrial consumer. .…more in release!