GE Fanuc's Proficy Maintenance Gateway 2.0 improves real-time operations between production and maintenance teams

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has announced the availability of Proficy Maintenance Gateway 2.0 to help customers avoid costly equipment failures and reduce asset maintenance costs. The software enhances the company’s Proficy software suite — a platform for driving reliable, profitable operations in a plant and across the enterprise — by ensuring that maintenance operations are integrated into each company’s journey toward operational excellence. The product can scale up from a simple condition monitoring system to a sophisticated orchestration to help maximize asset utilization and reliability.

The release provides a new automatic measurement point update module, enhanced write-back functions from the enterprise to the plant systems and new adaptors to Enterprise Asset Maintenance (EAM) applications, such as SAP’s PM module and newer versions of Maximo. The range of connectivity options, ease-of-use by plant personnel and the ability to incrementally scale from small to large installations make the solution desirable to companies in many asset-intensive industries — from utilities to facilities management companies to the full spectrum of process industries and discrete manufacturers.

Proficy Maintenance Gateway tracks and helps reduce the Mean-Time-To-Repair in “corrective maintenance” cases, while working continuously to monitor usage of equipment and automatically ordering “preventive maintenance” orders for improved performance. The product is designed for maintenance and/or production personnel — there is no code to write and no need for IT overhead. Out-of-the-box EAM connectors accelerate deployments and reduce a customer’s time-to-value to days rather than weeks or months. The enhanced rules engine offers more flexibility for time-based meters and status updates of work orders to the control system.

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