2019 - PI World - San Francisco - Manufacturing
Transforming Your Equipment Maintenance Programs with the PI System
The average age of manufacturing assets and equipment currently in operation in the United States, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, is close to 20 years, and since 1990, the age of assets has virtually doubled.
Older machines tend to experience progressively more downtime, causing both more planned and more unscheduled maintenance, which in turn can lead to lower output and higher cost per unit. This is not necessarily a show-stopper, provided that plant maintenance and upkeep programs are in place to maintain asset productivity and to extend the life of the assets. Unfortunately, most companies have not invested sufficiently in these programs over the years and have sacrificed maintenance and upkeep as they were trying to survive in harsh economic conditions.
Join our distinguished panelist as we discuss strategies for how the PI System can be instrumental into extending the life of aging assets and reducing the lost production from your manufacturing equipment.
Enrique Herrera recently joined OSIsoft, and is based at our headquarters in San Leandro. As a market principal covering new markets, he is focused on shaping the strategy for connected devices. He brings over 23 years of engineering experience from the automotive OEM perspective (Ford Motor Company and Jaguar Cars) and as a Tier 1 supplier (Visteon Corporation). He has cross-functional experiences from Powertrain Design, Manufacturing Operations and Information Technology. More recently, Herrera served as a Senior Business Strategy Architect on the Microsoft Enterprise Consulting Services team. Herrera led a global community of enterprise architects on various initiatives such as connected vehicles, enterprise manufacturing intelligence and automotive retail solutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Advanced Automotive Engineering from Loughborough University in the UK.
Gopal GopalKrishnan is a Solutions Architect in the Partners & Strategic Alliances group at OSIsoft. Gopal has been working with OSIsoft’s PI System since the mid-1990s in software development, technical and sales support, and field services. Previously, he was a product manager with a focus on enterprise and asset integration and PI data access.
Gopal is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the MESA technical Committee, the Education Committee, and the MESA Continuous Process Industry Special Interest Group.
He actively participates in topics such as big data, data mining, energy efficiency, manufacturing intelligence, and sustainability (including green initiatives in facilities and data centers).