Preventive vs Predictive Maintenance

How to move from reactive to proactive maintenance A plant's overall success is heavily influenced by the effectiveness of its maintenance organization and how well maintenance activities are incorporated with the facility's production schedule. With millions of dollars invested in equipment, manufacturers need to prioritize and even emphasize their maintenance strategy.   Today, we’re seeing that more and more facilities moving away from legacy maintenance methods where you only fix what’s broken, when it breaks. This antiquated method leads to lost productivity, disruption in production, and waves of negative effects felt throughout the entire organization. Now more than ever facilities need...

How IoT-enabled maintenance solutions can elevate the performance of assets in the field, the fleet, and the plant

Since early 2020, organizations that rely on industrial machinery have faced labor shortages, disconnected markets, and disrupted supply chains. We know that the impact is more pronounced for organizations that operate on different machinery and assets. So how can companies move forward? To thrive for the remainder of 2022, companies should adopt the Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled automation not only as insurance for mitigating future risk—but also as a fundamental business strategy. Primary issues must be addressed for asset-intensive operations and industries: Knowing exactly which type of (and how much) equipment their plants or operations own and leaseAcknowledging what parameters...

Machine downtime truly hurts the food and beverage sector—here’s how to reduce it by 40 percent

Downtime significantly impacts the bottom line in manufacturing—costing companies as much as $260,000 per hour, according to Aberdeen Research. Unplanned downtime is often a result of knowledge gaps involved with machine/shift changeover or machine operations directly. Training and experience significantly improve these areas of operations inefficiencies. Unplanned machine downtime is another culprit. Critical machinery that breaks down or stays down at the wrong time can cause operations downtime that impacts revenue, product quality, and even corporate reputation.    Especially in plants that produce a high volume of goods, continually, and are in regulated industries such as food and beverage. Some major issues...

LLumin’s CEO presents at annual PMMI conference

Recently, LLumin’s CEO, Ed Garibian, presented at the PMMI Annual Meeting in Detroit. Ed focused his presentation on the value of reducing downtime across facilities. Speaking to PMMI’s audience, he discussed how OEMs can integrate learnings from machine data into a machine-as-a-service strategy. This article briefly recaps Ed’s presentation.   Recapping how LLumin established itself LLumin is an enterprise CMMS, asset management, and materials management software solution. LLumin uses machine data to create well-thought-out, predictive products for operations. The purpose of LLumin's product for OEMs is to improve machine performance, maintain ongoing customer relationships, recurring revenue models, and a bridge...

LLumin Featured in The National Provisioner

LLumin unveils IoT-enabled software that reduces downtime and automates safety compliance. Link to full article here: https://www.provisioneronline.com/articles/111516-llumin-unveils-iot-enabled-software-that-reduces-downtime-and-automates-safety-compliance

LLumin Featured in Automation World Magazine

Exhibiting for the first time at PACK EXPO, Llumin, an established participant in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) space, introduced a new software called Llumin for OEMs. Link to the full article here: https://www.automationworld.com/home/article/21734937/delivering-realtime-operational-data-to-oems

Llumin Featured in Packaging World Magazine

Exhibiting for the first time at PACK EXPO, Llumin, an established participant in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) space, introduced a new software called Llumin for OEMs. Link to full article here: https://www.packworld.com/issues/operational-excellence/article/21734937/delivering-realtime-operational-data-to-oems

Llumin Featured in OEM Magazine

Exhibiting for the first time at PACK EXPO, Llumin, an established participant in the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) space, introduced a new software called Llumin for OEMs. Link to the full article: https://www.oemmagazine.org/home/article/21734937/delivering-realtime-operational-data-to-oems

The Transformative Journey Toward Machine as a Service (MaaS)

A conversation with Edward Garibian, CEO of Llumin in Springfield, MA   Interviewer: Ed, before I ask you a few questions about the transformative journey that many manufacturers are going through as they embrace MaaS, can you tell us what MaaS is and give us a brief history of MaaS? Ed Garibian:  Yes, I’ve watched MaaS develop over the past 20 years and become a hot topic in the last decade.  In terms of what MaaS is, it’s a business operating model that involves equipment manufacturers selling machinery to end-user manufacturers on a subscription basis.  But it doesn’t stop there. ...

SunnyD Deploys Asset Performance Management Software to Optimize Its Operations

Beverage Maker’s Use of LLumin Products Across Five Plants Delivers Continuing Business Benefits How can Asset Performance Management software, combined with enterprise level Materials and Inventory Tracking software, help food and beverage companies modernize their manufacturing operations? Over a decade ago, beverage maker SunnyD installed LLumin’s READYAsset and READYTrak suites to cover its five North American plants - and is still counting the ways. The stakes couldn’t be higher in the every-second-counts environment that SunnyD operates in.  Their plants run 24x7x365. Avoiding downtime through predictive maintenance was a key reason the company installed LLumin’s sophisticated software suites. Avoiding machine and...