How Early Warning Systems Save Factories Millions of Dollars

Posted by Rebecca Skubish on Apr 11, 2022 10:16:53 AM

It's no secret that factories face several risks each day. From the potential for fires and explosions to chemical spills, they have a lot to worry about. And as we all know, when it comes to risk, one of the most important things you can do is take steps to mitigate those risks.

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Why Your Operations Need IoT Condition Monitoring

Posted by Rebecca Skubish on Mar 1, 2022 7:36:13 PM

Whether you are in manufacturing, logistics, tech or utilities, condition monitoring is a practice that is consistently needed. Can you imagine having equipment that’s not working, but you’re not aware of it?

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The IoT Is Underutilized in Manufacturing

Posted by Rebecca Skubish on Feb 9, 2022 5:41:11 PM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a powerful tool when users have what they need to be successful. Unfortunately, finding the right tools and resources to integrate existing equipment into the IoT remains challenging for many - particularly in the manufacturing space. 

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What does a traffic accident look like to an Atom?

Posted by Rebecca Skubish on Feb 9, 2022 5:31:54 PM

While we never hope that accidents or damage occur, actual events are the best way for the Atomation team and our partners to capture the data we need to set thresholds using real data and there have been two events in the field in the last few weeks! We've had two such occurrences that were captured by the AT-U1.0c in the field. Each event drove a different next step for the utility. One required immediate support while the second warranted timely but not immediate follow-up - and Atoms were able to tell the difference. 

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Product Update - February 2022

Posted by Rebecca Skubish on Feb 8, 2022 4:30:14 PM

As we move further into 2022, the Atomation platform continues to evolve to support our customers. We've completed updates to support top customer requests and executed some additional product enhancements that we'd like to share with you. 

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5 Crucial Considerations When Evaluating A Monitoring Solution

Posted by Rebecca Skubish on Mar 29, 2021 11:00:00 AM

According to the World Economic Forum, 85% of industrial equipment remains unconnected to the IoT, which means it’s being monitored through a combination of manual observation and reacting to something that has already broken. But if you’re reading this, you’re probably already aware of this frustrating situation and considering your options. 

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Topics: Utilities, Machinery

The Power of Simple, Scaled

Posted by Steve Hassell on Mar 8, 2021 11:30:00 AM

“What are we?”

Someone on my team asked me this question recently, and I keep turning it over in my mind. Of course, I have an elevator pitch I could recite, but at our core, who and what is Atomation?

The best way to answer that question is to start with the “why” behind our approach. 

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Topics: Utilities, Machinery

Heartland Compost Sensors: A Case Study for Use

Posted by Rebecca Skubish on Feb 23, 2021 12:30:32 PM

Mike Johnson, owner of Heartland Sustainable, is using technology for Operations Optimization. The 20-year-old company has segued into a composting vertical that complements his existing Heartland Farm Services. (www.heartlandsustainable.com)  Currently Johnson manages 8 rows of organic compost 8’ H x 25’ W x 300’ L.  This equates to 6000 cubic yards of organic material that needs to be maintained for optimal aerobic processing.  The final product is sold to companies whose interests are in water management, landfill waste reduction, improving soil health, disease resistant products, and erosion/soil compaction. These companies often include Landscapers, Garden Centers through Fibertech Premium Mulch.

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Topics: Utilities, Machinery

5 Steps To Simple & Affordable Equipment Monitoring

Posted by Rebecca Skubish on Feb 19, 2021 9:45:00 AM

The prospect of updating and connecting legacy machinery to the IoT can seem daunting. You may not have the expertise in-house, you’re already strapped for resources, and it seems...complex. Rest assured, there are simple and effective options that don’t require a team of NASA engineers.

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Topics: Utilities, Machinery

4 Signs You Need To Prioritize Equipment Monitoring

Posted by Rebecca Skubish on Feb 10, 2021 10:40:00 AM

We’ve written recently about the negative impact poor equipment monitoring can have on your business. But how do you know if this is an area you should focus on when you likely already have a full plate? (Hint, there’s almost always room for improvement in equipment monitoring.) We’ve put together a checklist to get you started.

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Topics: Utilities, Machinery

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