Entries by Tim Smith

Machine Metrics fails yet again!

Accurate, actionable data is the keystone of any monitoring system. If you can’t trust the data, then the system is not worth a cent. Arguably, the breadth of data depends on the type of connection to the machine. At the very least, if a monitoring system cannot track the simplest of events, then it should […]

“Mastering Industry 4.0: Navigating Choices and Commitments for Manufacturing Excellence”

In the landscape of modern manufacturing, the options available to aid companies on their Industry 4.0 voyage are plentiful and diverse. Ranging from straightforward applications that interface with machinery protocols to Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings tracking utilization and on-premise platforms orchestrating interconnected systems, the choices span a spectrum of complexity and investment. Each […]

The Perpetual Licensing Model: A Path to True Ownership and Lower Cost of Ownership for Industry 4.0

In the rapidly advancing era of Industry 4.0, manufacturers must choose the right technology to optimize their shop floor and embrace the potential of digital transformation. While some may opt for quick-fix solutions like cloud-based SaaS monitoring systems due to executive pressure, they often find themselves disillusioned with the lackluster results and the absence of […]