Blogs & Insights

Making Additive Manufacturing Work

Most people are unaware; Additive Manufacturing has been around for a long time, over thirty years to be exact. Historically it has been relegated to prototyping and product development, only in the last ten years have we seen a surge in the applicability of additive…

August 29, 2018

Integrating MES and CMMS Systems with Manufacturing Analytics

Operating manufacturing plants at full capacity requires coordinated decision-making across the different functions in the plant, chief among which are maintenance and production. This requires a single-source-of-truth for decision-making – centralized data collection and analytics to support production as well as maintenance decisions. This includes…

August 22, 2018

Improve Maintenance Strategies with Analytics

Manufacturers face tough decisions that impact their ability to grow their business and increase profits because of unexpected disruptions in production due to equipment failures. A critical requirement is finding an optimal strategy to keep their equipment in peak condition for maximum asset availability while…

August 16, 2018

The Digital Transformation is Improving Productivity and Agility

Digitizing the process from order entry and design, to manufacturing the product relies on standards-based information models that provide the framework for data exchange and the integration of IT and OT systems. Thought leaders in digital manufacturing transformation, from PARC, ITAMCO, MTConnect Institute, and VIMANA,…

December 4, 2017

IIC Whitepaper – Industrial Analytics: The Engine Driving the IIoT Revolution

IIoT thought leaders, William Sobel from VIMANA (fka Systems Insights), Eric Harper from ABB, Wael Diab from Huawei, and Shi Wan Lin from ThingsWise, all members of the Industrial Internet Consortium, co-authored a whitepaper that reviews Industrial Analytics: The Engine Driving the IIoT Revolution that…

November 2, 2017

Use-based maintenance beats alternatives hands down

By William Sobel, Chief Strategy Officer, VIMANA Unplanned downtime and production loss due to equipment failure is one of the leading losses for manufacturers. Most shops perform maintenance on a fixed schedule or on failure. This means a machine will be maintained regardless of how…

August 16, 2017

Learn How Enriched Data Brings Better ROI

Are you struggling to cope with all the data that your Smart Factory is producing? Many manufacturers like you are looking for solutions to analyze large volumes of data from multiple, disparate data sources and identify simple and complex patterns that provide applications with context…

April 11, 2017

Modern Machine Shop: Look Beyond Machine Utilization When Installing a Machine Monitoring System

LMI Aerospace has the word aerospace in its name because that’s the market the supplier serves almost exclusively. This company is a global manufacturer of structural assemblies, kits and components for its diverse aerospace customers. It also provides design engineering services to back up its manufacturing…

March 1, 2017

Modern Machine Shop: Delivering Value is Key

How much value to business will data-driven manufacturing deliver in the near term? One research firm predicts that by 2020, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) will impact nearly 6 percent of the global economy, with $1.9 trillion in productivity improvement and $177 billion in…

February 1, 2017

Watch: IMTS 2016 Booth Tour

Watch our VIMANA, formerly System Insights (SI), IMTS 2016 Booth Tour with Co-Founder and CTO Athulan Vijayaraghavan.

November 11, 2016

Product Innovation is on Tap. So How Fast Can Spigot Flow?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun, and there is wide agreement this revolution will involve cyber-physical systems with human-machine interaction and lots of data. But many still wonder what the revolution is about and what to expect as consumers and manufacturers. Note: VIMANA was previously…

November 9, 2016

VIMANA & GE Digital Discuss Changing the way manufacturers operate plants

VIMANA and GE Digital discuss the future of manufacturing and changing the way manufactures operate plants. Note: VIMANA was previously named System Insights. Link to IMTSTV.

September 22, 2016