We have all had that wonderful experience of getting to the end of a project, and stepping back to admire the glory after months of hard work. After all the hours of programming, testing the programming, getting new information from the customer so that it’s necessary to go back and change the programming – the end is in sight. At this point, for most projects, there still remains the...
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Operators for a manufacturing company were using handheld scanners to scan the supply reel, ink and product reel. The operators were walking from the computer station to the production machine to enter the orders and back again in order to complete the orders. It was not unusual for the handheld scanner to run low on battery power or have trouble communicating to the Manufacturing Execution...
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Many facilities run on antiquated and inefficient control systems. This means that maintenance teams often struggle to support the plant’s outdated hardware and software, and corporate engineers have trouble accommodating the disparate legacy systems in use at different sites.
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One of the often overlooked, but frequently a very important and powerful aspect of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES), is its use as a motivational tool.
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As seen in Automation World, relationships work best when both parties operate from a common understanding and shared goals. When this occurs between a client and integrator, it usually involves execution of a successful project that is on time and budget. But, this can be a challenge for a
Many people have heard of Gordon Moore's Law, where the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles about every two years.
In a traditional life sciences facility, anything that touches or even comes close to touching the product typically gets the full validation workup.
Through years of experience with power and chemical plant shutdowns, Avid experts understand that the process of successfully returning a plant to operation requires a well-executed plan, as well as the ability to respond to the unexpected.