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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Lenze teams with ei3

from Automation.com To Offer White Label Remote Analysis and Maintenance   May 19, 2017 – Many machine and systems engineering companies are still uncertain about what Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) mean for their business model. Only a few of them have found their own strategy for dealing with the new trend. For partners of automation specialist Lenze, there is now ...

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