MAVERICK Launches New Alarm Response Management Solution

MAVERICK Technologies, Columbia, Ill., USA, has introduced OnTrack, a suite of work process management solutions designed to deliver the insight and real-time data operators need to act quickly and consistently. The first solution to launch, OnTrack Alarm Response, helps operators reduce uncertainty and inconsistency in alarm response processes, which can impact manufacturing safety or process efficiency. 

OnTrack captures the tribal knowledge of a company’s most experienced operators and combines it with industry best practices to create optimized, repeatable actions. When alarms are triggered, OnTrack Alarm Response prioritizes the most critical notifications, generates next steps, and delivers the right plan of action to the right personnel at the right time. 

"Alarm management issues cost the U.S. manufacturing and process industries between $10 billion and $20 billion every year," said Greg Millinger, VP of enterprise integration for MAVERICK. "OnTrack allows personnel to address their most important alarms quickly and consistently, so they can avoid lost production and return to normal operations faster."

Implementing the OnTrack solution does not require a complete overhaul of existing systems. MAVERICK’s OnTrack team performs a two-week on-site installation, including a review of existing standard operating procedures, system installation and validation, and comprehensive training to enable continuous, reliable operation of the system. This intensive, phased approach ensures that personnel have the knowledge they need to respond with speed and confidence. After installation, OnTrack will be paired with MAVERICK’s PlantFloor24 around-the-clock remote monitoring solution, ensuring continuous, reliable performance of a plant’s most critical assets.  

"Unplanned shutdowns and process safety concerns have made alarm management a high priority for all industrial sectors and throughout the automation and control community that ISA serves. ISA embraces the opportunity to communicate to our members and customers how one of our partner companies is working to solve pressing operational challenges in this area," said Jim Keaveney, an industrial automation sales executive who serves as 2016 president of the International Society of Automation (ISA). MAVERICK Technologies is ISA’s Premier Strategic Partner for Systems Integration.

More information about MAVERICK’s OnTrack suite is avail;able online. 

Founded in 1999, MAVERICK is the largest independent systems integrator in North America, and is a global leader in industrial automation, enterprise integration, and strategic manufacturing solutions for clients across a wide range of manufacturing and process industries.