Travel and transportation

Digital Twin of the Month: Twinning the GP38-2 iron horse

Written by Matthew Mikell | October 24, 2017 | Digital Twin, Travel and transportation

Sept 18 was an epic day in 1830. This was the first head-to-head race of the iron horse and bio-horse; the steam locomotive was battling for acceptance.  While the locomotive of the day, called Tom Thumb, lost largely on mechanical issues, it eventually won the next race.  The locomotive had started on its path to dominate ...read more


The evolution of maintenance

Written by Matt Bellias | March 14, 2017 | Asset Management, Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing...

The science of maintenance is on the cusp of a transformation.  The Internet of Things, combined with advancements in edge computing and analytics, is poised to usher in an era of what is referred to as “prescriptive maintenance”. But for many companies’ operations and maintenance teams, daily maintenance tasks feel like a grind.  It’s critical ...read more


Understanding asset health with Maximo

Written by Pete Karns | July 26, 2016 | Buildings, Energy and Utilities, Factories...

Change and transformation in business is inevitable. Last December I spoke at the International Maintenance Conference about how advancements in technology have disrupted industries over time – and why it is critical to utilize advancements for improvements, or get left behind. With all the hype around the Internet of Things – we need to look ...read more


Improving worker safety with wearables

Written by Chris O'Connor | June 23, 2016 | Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas...

According to the International Labor Organization every 15 seconds, 151 workers have a work-related accident. The global number of non-fatal occupational accidents reaches a staggering 317 million, annually. Even more concerning, 321,000 people die each year from occupational accidents. Work accidents remain a huge, cross-industry problem, despite safety regulations and procedures. Even a non-fatal injury can have a ...read more