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sheilaTechnology Toolbox highlights new products and technologies designed to improve asset reliability, maintenance productivity, safety, and cost efficiency. Plant Services Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy focuses on a different functional area each month.


What can smart analytics do for your reliability team?

Sheila Kennedy says figuring out not just what’s going wrong, but why, is possible as never before.

By Sheila Kennedy, CMRP, contributing editor
Jan 10, 2019

Industrial smart analytics assess and draw meaning from voluminous raw data to enable improved business outcomes. Powered by advances and innovations in Big Data, machine learning, pattern recognition, data modeling, and predictive analytics, new smart analytics solutions are quickly and efficiently filling intelligence gaps. Following are examples tailored to manufacturing processes, facility operations, motor drive performance, and industrial control system (ICS) security.

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