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Mechanical Power Transmission & IIoT: The Pursuit of Zero Unplanned Downtime

Mechanical failure has been, and continues to be, a major source of frustration within the industry — causing unplanned downtime, unexpected gaps in production and lost revenue. Taking a historical view of this issue, attendees of this webinar will have a better understanding of the requirements needed in the pursuit of zero unplanned downtime.

Date: November 8, 2017
Time: 2 PM EST (11 AM PST)
Duration: 1 hour
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The pursuit of zero unplanned downtime requires a revolution among the current states of asset management. On the one hand, advanced electrical automation systems collect limited amounts of useful data, often too late. On the other hand, the mechanical equipment - requiring a more hands-on approach to maintenance - takes the brunt of the application's processes, eventually, and inevitably, breaking down over time.

Historically, the continued operation and health of industrial mechanicals have relied on a manual asset management approach, involving uncertainty and often unnecessary analysis and maintenance procedures that cost the user time, expenses, and resources. However, the more intimidating ramifications of complete equipment failure - due to a lack of overall maintenance - may be avoided, and there is a solution.

Advances in technology are continuously evolving, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is becoming more and more relevant. Networking your industrial equipment and directly connecting the mechanical assets to your IIoT infrastructure provides a variety of options far greater than the current process of viewing the equipment's performance from a control system. Taking advantage of this technology, the Internet of Things and a more robust and progressive form of communication, applications across the industry are realizing an all-inclusive view of their machinery that is more reliable, precise, and automated.

Attendees of this webinar will learn the benefits of networking their mechanical equipment in the overall pursuit of zero unplanned downtime, with a discussion that focuses on predictive analysis, workplace safety and improved productivity by integrating mechanical equipment asset management with an automation system.

Key Take-Aways

  • Discuss predictive analysis and how IIoT-connected mechanicals - such as a smart gear box - can advise the user what the problem may or may not be
  • Integrating mechanical equipment asset management with the user's automation system can better expedite potential issues before they arise by notifying the correct individuals at the correct time, wherever they may be
  • Detail the benefits of IIoT in relation to safety and how reducing unnecessary maintenance can help to prevent potential workplace injuries


Mike Miclot, Vice President, Marketing and Customer Experience, Rexnord

As Vice President of Marketing and Customer Experience at Rexnord, Mike Miclot leads the global brand, digital marketing & e-Business formation and marketing communications execution in support of Rexnord's Process & Motion Control platform. From 2009-2016, Mike was Vice President of Marketing in support of Belden's Industrial Cable products, as well as Hirschmann, GarrettCom, Lumberg Automation, and Tofino Security brand solutions; and was the Vice President and General Manager of the Industrial Networking & Connectivity Business Unit in the Americas Region. Prior to that, Mike worked for Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley) from 1990 to 2009 where he held a variety of Business Management, Marketing, Sales, and Engineering roles over his nineteen year tenure.

Rick Morse, Vice President, Digital Solution, Rexnord

Rick Morse has more than 25 years of cross-functional leadership experience in industrial control systems and associated technologies from Rockwell Automation, Invensys and Laird. His passion for transforming industries using technology to revolutionize industrial automation has been at the center of the explosive growth in Robotics, Motion Control, PLC, and DCS. He has spent his career with technology companies that serve global industrial customers from oil and gas, food and beverage, and automotive manufacturing. As Vice President of Digital Solutions with Rexnord, Rick provides leadership for the Process & Motion Control Platform's digital products, services and technologies strategy, requirements roadmaps, market opportunities and feature sets as a part of the DiRXN strategic initiative - a new digital productivity platform based on the integration of innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and e-commerce technologies with Rexnord's leading portfolio of tools, products and services.