Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Smart Factory Shifts from Reactive to Predictive – An ASME and NIST Workshop

Michael Brundage, Ph.D. and Brian Weiss, Ph.D., NIST

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, hosted a “Workshop on Advanced Monitoring, Diagnostic, and Prognostic Technologies”, on June 8-9, 2017, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together key subject matter experts to identify manufacturing needs and wants with respect to advanced monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies (collectively known as Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)), along with ways of verifying and validating their performance to enhance maintenance and control strategies within manufacturing operations at the factoryfloor.

The link to the corresponding workshop report [1] is included below. The report documents the two-day event with details on specific topic areas of interest. The findings from these workshops provide a foundation from which future methods, standards, and guidelines will be built.

The second workshop on this topic was recently held at the 2017 Annual Conference of the PHM Society in St. Petersburg, Florida (http://www.phmsociety.org/events/conference/phm/17) and a companion report is forthcoming.

NIST is hosting the third forum on this topic in May 2018 and is inviting subject matter experts to attend and participate.

Industry Forum: Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Prognostics for Manufacturing Operations

Moving from “React and Repair” to “Predict and Prevent”

When/Where: May 7 – 11, 2018 at NIST, Gaithersburg, Maryland.


This event will bring together leaders in Industry, Government, and Academia to discuss the current trends, successes, challenges, and needs with respect to advanced monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies to enhance maintenance and control strategies within manufacturing operations.  Discussion will include the current and emerging capabilities and challenges with respect to designing, deploying, verifying, and validating monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies for manufacturing operations including those involving interconnected, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Attendees will benefit by:
  • Hearing the latest success stories from manufacturers who have reduced their equipment/process downtime, decreased their maintenance costs and defective part counts, increased their productivity and profits, maintained (or improved) their quality, and/or reaped other benefits and savings through implementing advanced monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies
  • Learning about the latest advances at the factory floor level in monitoring, diagnostics, and prognostics, including active research efforts at NIST and other organizations
  • Understanding how technological challenges were overcome to implement monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies
  • Networking with other industry professionals who have achieved similar successes, face comparable challenges, and/or can offer solutions
  • Providing critical input to an ASME committee focused on producing standards and/or guidelines to support monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies at the factory floor level
This event is open to everyone that would like to attend; the website is open for prospective participants to submit their abstracts (so they may be considered for a presentation or panel).  

Reference:

[1] “Summary Report on a Workshop on Advanced Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Prognostics for Manufacturing Operations”, Weiss/Alonzo/Weinman, NIST, 2017

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