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Heavy Equipment & Industrial

Deploying Flexible Operations in Changing Industrial Environments

In a world where technology is constantly evolving, manufacturers and service providers must adopt an agile approach to respond to internal and external changes in their industry. They must also have the ability to initiate transformation without reducing value delivered to customers. Flexible operations provide the ability to meet customer demands while also regulating costs. For sectors that rely heavily on technology, such as industrial and heavy equipment, infrastructure, telecom, aerospace, rail, and semiconductor, the ability to operate efficiently and remain competitive is even more critical.   The Difficult Road to Achieving Operational Flexibility Businesses seek flexible operation models to…

By Bhaskar Ramakrishnan | June 28th, 2018

Heavy Equipment & Industrial

Achieving Cost Optimization with Multidisciplinary Engineering Collaboration

In business, cost structures require constant attention. Even companies with a good history of profit margins continually target areas where they can further streamline costs. The increasingly competitive marketplace, shrinking product development cycles, ongoing leaps in technology, changing taxation policies, and environmental sensitivities compel organizations to continually drive down their internal costs. However, the sheer scale and complexity of their industrial processes make cost reduction with quality retention difficult to attain. Most companies introduce cost-savings plans in the early stages of their product development cycle but implementing cost-saving measures to achieve financial targets along the way can be a struggle.…

By Bhaskar Ramakrishnan | February 6th, 2018

Heavy Equipment & Industrial

How Predictive Maintenance Solutions are Boosting Asset Efficiency

Equipment manufacturers, EPCs and power and process plant owners/operators commonly face the challenge of keeping their fleet, machinery, and other assets in effective working condition while also reducing the costs of maintenance and time-based repairs. Considering the aggressive time-to-market for these products and services, it’s becoming important to identify the cause of their possible faults or failures before they occur. Emerging technologies like the Internet of Things, big data analytics, and cloud are enabling more vehicles, industrial equipment, and assembly robots to convey their current status to a centralized server making detection of faults easier, more practical, and more direct.…

By Dr. Sean Otto | November 7th, 2017

Heavy Equipment & Industrial

“Time to Change” – How Digitalization is Changing Your Sector

The 2017 Engineering Summit brought together over 300 senior participants from the European plant-engineering sector, under the theme, “Time to Change”. CXOs from market leaders Bilfinger, Linde, ThyssenKrupp, M+W Group, SMS Group, Primetals, and others have set the bar high for the sector and demonstrated the importance of utilizing efficient processes and new technology to master challenges arising from market changes, digitalization, and cost. Key lessons learned from the event are below: New business models are necessary Tom Blades, CEO of Bilfinger, showed that the continuous technological innovation pushes the potential of IoT for EPCs. IHS forecasts are in favor…

By Mihail Ivanov | July 27th, 2017

Community

Climate Change – What the Engineering Community Can Do

During the 1890s, urban population in cities like New York and London faced a rather unusual crisis called “the great horse manure crisis” caused due to horse-driven carriages. These cities were inundated each day with tons of manure from thousands of horses, causing foul smell and posing significant health hazards. The birth of modern cars in the early 20th century was celebrated not just as a transportation wonder, but also as a great invention providing relief from the horse manure crisis. Little did anyone know at that point that 100 years later emissions from cars would become one of the…

By Rajendra Velagapudi | May 28th, 2016