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Minimize Downtime and Reduce Inventory Cost by Optimizing Spare Part Availability

The lack of a spare part for one of the machines in your plant can lead to downtime. If a critical part is not in stock, the plant runs the risk of extended downtime from equipment failure. However, inventory is expensive. If a company is overstocked and has too many spare parts, it is overpaying for storage, and the parts may become obsolete as manufacturers update their lines. How do you find the right balance? With legacy equipment, a preventive maintenance approach could help provide that equilibrium between having too many parts sitting in stock rooms and not having a...

Why Asset-Heavy Manufacturers Must Make Better Use IoT Data

In manufacturing plants, a high-performing, reliable asset base is critical. Maintenance staff must keep machines running and operating at peak efficiency. They can achieve this by using the data available to repair machines and systems before they break down and to fine-tune performance while they are running. That’s where the Internet of Things (IoT) comes in. Manufacturing is the industry that spent the most on IoT this year. IoT spending among manufacturers is largely focused on solutions that support manufacturing operations and production asset management. And for a good reason. IoT can deliver significant benefits by providing real-time status information...

What’s the Difference Between Preventive, Proactive, and Predictive Maintenance?

Downtime in a plant or facility leads to lost productivity. It disrupts operations, causes maintenance staff to divert time from scheduled projects, and can have significant negative business implications, including lost revenue, significant unplanned expenses, missed deadlines and damage to a company’s reputation. To avoid these problems, manufacturers and facility and plant managers are moving away from traditional maintenance methods where you wait for something to break, and then you fix it. Reactive approaches like this result in disruptions and unplanned downtime. A better approach is preventive maintenance, which is a routine for periodically inspecting equipment with the goal of...

Marrying Asset Management with Augmented Reality

Augmented reality (AR) allows users to enhance their field of view with real-time superimposed digital information. The technology is now being more widely used in maintenance and repair operations, and its value is enhanced when complemented with data and historical knowledge from asset management systems. Using AR in maintenance and repair allows technicians to receive information about specific assets instantly. Similar to the way a person can use different monitors and projection devices to view data, an AR system would take data (in this case from an asset management system) and project it onto goggles or camera-enabled mobile devices for...

LLumin has been approved to attend the Emerson Global Users Exchange Conference

[Nashville TN, September 23, 2019] - LLumin, Inc is pleased to have been accepted to participate in the Emerson Global Users Exchange Conference September 23-27 in Nashville, TN. Participation in the Emerson Global Users Exchange Conference is by invitation only and all applications go through a vetting process that determines acceptance. LLumin is an industry leader in operations software solutions for the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Asset & Materials Management and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) markets. LLumin’s sophisticated operations software for managing assets and materials provides the transparency and visibility needed by industrial plants and facilities with heavy...

How Can READYTrak and READYAsset help your Supply Chain?

Asset tracking in supply chains is undergoing many changes that promise to deliver new benefits. Traditional asset tracking technologies like barcode and RFID ID are being supplemented or replaced with IOT enabled tracking methodologies. These new Internet of Things (IoT) devices can provide real-time tracking, as well as information on the condition of items in the field or in transit. Specifically, tracking tags and sensors can provide real-time location data about goods in transit or sitting in a warehouse. Additionally, some sensors can collect temperature and pressure data, or whether packaging is damaged. Unfortunately, many companies that use such sensors...

The Value of Retaining Institutional Knowledge in Today’s Industrial Workplace

Today’s workplaces are dynamic. Workers come and go. When that happens, the experiences they’ve built up go also. The key is to retain the knowledge they have gained and keep it for others to use. How important is this issue? On average, about 20% of a company’s staff leaves in a given year. The numbers have steadily grown over the last five years. And more workers are expected to leave the workforce in the near future as about 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach the age of 65 every day for the next 15 years. Employees leaving for a different job...

LLumin, Lighting the Way

LLumin is the future of Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) with its READYAsset and READYTrak suites that uniquely:  Monitor machines in real time and automatically take the best preventative actions (as defined by your experts), maximizing machine, production and operations uptime. Accurately track & manage materials and automate compliance procedures reducing financial, regulatory & legal risk With the advent of these two new product lines, the company felt a strong need to rebrand from eRPortal to LLumin to show the company is lighting the way to an exciting new world of CMMS.  The name LLumin was inspired by the illumination...