General Electric has unveiled the latest version of its Brilliant Manufacturing software suite and has unveiled a host of new options and collaborations.
Brilliant Manufacturing is designed for manufacturers and integrates and analyses data assets, to help maximise productivity via the systems traditional applications of Production Performance, Sustainability, and Quality Assurance.
- Production Performance integrates and analyses operational data assets along the production route to enable users to identify anything that needs to be fixed.
- Sustainability enables users to make their manufacturing process as environmentally-friendly as possible by identifying energy waste or by reducing production costs.
- Quality Assurance enables users to maintain the highest possible quality and standards of their products.
Applications introduced on the updated version of Brilliant Manufacturing include OEE Performance Analyzer; Production Execution Supervisor; Production Quality Analyzer, and Product Genealogy Manager.
- OEE Performance Analyser transforms machine data into production efficiency data, thereby enabling users to maximise production and efficiency.
- Production Execution Supervisor enables users to get the right production information into the right hands, thereby getting tasks done faster.
- Production Quality Analyzer identifies non-adherent events before they occur. This information can be used to identify patterns and trends that can be used to speed up production and shipping.
- Product Genealogy Manager compiles a record of all personnel, equipment, raw materials, sub-assemblies and tools.
Meanwhile, General Electric and Cisco Systems have collaborated to form a set of best practices for using Brilliant Manufacturing in a Cisco Systems IT environment.
The set of best practices – Architecting a Robust Manufacturing Network for the Internet of Things – utilises Brilliant Manufacturing with Cisco Systems networking technology.
General Electric has also collaborated with PTC to integrate the capabilities of the PTC’s ThingWorx programme that speeds up the development of Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications.