ei3 receives ISO 27001 certificate of compliance from DEKRA Certification B.V.
YOUR DATA SECURITY IS OUR PRIORITY PEARL RIVER, NY, Jun. 13, 2018 – ei3 Corporation, the longest running provider of Industrial IoT Services, announces today that it has received a certificate of compliance with International Standard Organization (ISO) 27001:2013 by DEKRA Certification B.V. This audit validates ei3’s commitment to the safety and privacy of client data, together with the integrity of ei3’s IT infrastructure and business practices. "ei3 has truly set a benchmark by being the first company in the IIoT space in North America to have successfully attained the ISO 27001 compliance by Dekra. The IIoT industry is dynamically growing so it is very important that more and more companies get security right," says Dr. Cem Onus, the President and Managing Director of DEKRA Business Assurance. “ISO 27001 compliant organizations will significantly differentiate themselves in the industry, by having this valuable competitive advantage,” added Onus. "The ISO 27001 is a globally standardized certification encompassing [...]

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Get Milacron M•Powered at NPE 2018: Milacron Launches IoT Suite of Services

Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry will detail their strategy to become the plastic processing industry’s service leader at NPE 2018, in West Hall, booth 2703, May 7th to May 11th. Milacron will launch Milacron M•Powered, their comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) solution and highlight the wide variety of service, support, and parts programs for their Milacron injection molding machines, Mold-Masters hot runners, Uniloy blow molding machines, Milacron extrusion systems and DME mold technologies. Milacron CEO Tom Goeke stated, “The entire Milacron team is committed to leading the service model transformation of the plastics processing industry.” Goeke elaborated, “Service is at the very core of Milacron. Milacron’s service and support offerings are as varied and robust as our product offerings. With the industry’s largest stable of product brands and technologies comes the responsibility to our valued customers to provide second to none service and support. We have […]

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Note to corporate & operations management: Cybersecurity is your responsibility

Living as we do in an increasingly digitalized world, new security challenges are materializing at an alarming pace, and few are as perplexing and tro… This guest column was written by Ben Miyares, Packaging World contributing editor “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before… The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.” –Klaus Schwab, Founder & Executive Chairman, World […]

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Creating the Digital Future in Brownfield Plants

How a technique from the 1970s can be used to leverage well-recognized measurements such as Operational Equipment Effectiveness and Total Productive Maintenance to transform brownfield plants into digital ones. The biggest hurdle for most manufacturing and processing facilities isn’t accepting the idea that connected devices and systems can improve operations and business performance. It’s the question of how to implement the necessary technologies and procedures within an existing facility populated with systems that pre-date the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 concepts. To help companies better understand how to facilitate this change within their existing plants, Spencer Cramer, CEO, ei3 Corp. (a provider of IoT platform technology) and John Kowal, director, business development, B&R Industrial Automation (an automation hardware and software supplier) have authored a white paper for the Industrial Internet Consortium that explains how a concept from the 1970s, known as The Focused Factory, can be successfully applied today to create an IIoT “green patch” in a brownfield plant. […]

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Cybersecurity: A warning for packaging operations

Hackers, ransomware and cyberattacks: What does it mean to a modern packaging production facility where connectivity is crucial? And what can be done? Your production operations have been optimized with advanced servo-driven machinery, wireless communications, remote access for troubleshooting and other advanced automation resources and tools that deliver higher efficiency, lower downtime and ongoing cost savings. What’s not to like? That would be the potential for opportunistic hackers and criminals to attack those systems with ransomware and other forms of cyberattacks. Seems there’s a dark cloud behind every silver lining and perhaps more so than ever for packagers and machinery builders in a highly connected, industrial internet of things (IIoT) environment. read more…

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Cultivate a Green Patch in Your Brownfield

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) takes advantage of the latest software and hardware capabilities to increase productivity. It stands to reason that greenfield manufacturing plants might be planned with native IIoT technologies. After all, today’s factory automation systems can incorporate web servers and clients, standards-based communications, and substantial processing power and memory. But the majority of manufacturers face a mandate to increase the operational efficiency of their existing brownfield assets. In a greenfield, there is no need to integrate with legacy systems. In a brownfield, integration can be a major challenge with assets that may be decades old. The machine control systems typically are not networked and do not communicate with each other. Once IIoT sensors, networks and edge devices are overlaid the existing assets and analytics applied – the legacy control systems may not have the capabilities to optimize operations. Conversely, retrofitting the existing controls has not been widely practiced. Rewriting machine control […]

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The Path to Predictive

The Industrial Internet of Things, IIoT, is creating profoundly positive impacts for the machinery industry.  Solutions are ready and available that reduce service costs, increase machine performance, save energy and improve quality. For leading machine companies the IIoT has become a significant enabler that can get them to market quickly, create additional savings, and provide profitable revenues. With so much at stake, machine builders are thinking deeply about their strategy to deliver predictive services. Machine builders want to monitor equipment performance and create new service programs to predict key outcomes. They know that value is created by predicting when a consumable is needed, or by scheduling a part replacement during a routine maintenance session. Predictions like these foster new business models that alert people and systems to take action before something goes wrong. Predictive is a major value driver of the Industrial Internet of Things and as such, many companies are searching for practical ways to provide predictive […]

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ei3 working with machinery companies to commercialize the Internet of Things

Industry 4.0 — aka the internet of things — is all the rage. Even though true Industry 4.0, where every single production machine, and every single factory, is interconnected, is probably decades away if we ever really get there. This month, Best Practices takes you into that world. We’ll take a closer look at a company called ei3 Corp., founded in 1999, that sets up cloud-based Industry 4.0 systems. (Ei3 is “based” in Pearl River, N.Y., north of New York City, but the “cloud” is its real home.) CEO Spencer Cramer said ei3 concentrates on middle-tier industrial clients, especially manufacturers of machinery in plastics, paper, converting, printing, packaging and other areas. Cramer said working with machinery companies is the best way for Industry 4.0 to reach the broad manufacturing world. “We really believe that for the internet of things, the biggest opportunity is for machinery OEMs,” he said. Machine builders put hardware on their equipment, […]

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