December 2006

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HP Integration Strategies: Cost effectiveness is driving safety and control system integration

Manufacturers are under pressure to contribute value to a company's bottom line by continuously improving performance of their assets. Business drivers focus on metrics such as return on assets (ROA) ..

Ghosh, A., HP Editorial Staff

Manufacturers are under pressure to contribute value to a company's bottom line by continuously improving performance of their assets. Business drivers focus on metrics such as return on assets (ROA) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), both of which are critical contributors to the overall goal of achieving operational excellence (OpX). Unscheduled downtime – unexpected stoppages resulting from equipment failure, operator error or nuisance trips – is the nemesis of all manufacturers. Safety solutions offer improved diagnostics that minimize the chance of nuisance trips. They integrate directly into standard control architectures, allowing improved asset and event management and

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