Lean manufacturing has been a hot topic for some time, but the methods are adapting to new technology as it becomes available. ISA wrote about choosing the right techniques and making it your own. They said, "This may seem obvious, but in our experience, many organizations have a poor understanding of the relationship of energy use to operational settings. Those who have deployed the IoT and Industry 4.0 say that the digitization of the manufacturing processes allowed them to better understand the actual energy demand of their machines." We can give you that visibility and insight you need to understand your machines quickly and easily.
The Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and energy management can be combined to make a heady cocktail that suggests an exciting future with reduced costs and improved performance. However, as is the case with any cocktail, you could be left with a severe hangover, wondering where all the promise and money went. Disruptive technologies are emerging at an unprecedented rate. It is difficult to know which technologies offer genuine savings versus those that may be rendered obsolete before they achieve their potential. It is challenging for organizations to cut through the hype and identify those technologies that are applicable to their needs and can deliver an immediate positive return on investment. Read More