The importance of proper clean up and disposal of coal ash cannot be understated. It is imperative that this be done correctly to protect the environment. The power generation industry is spending thousands of hours studying data, building enhanced groundwater and surface water protection programs and identifying closure options that protect people and the environment in a cost-effective...
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Automating Industrial Automation:The Benefit of Relational Data Models (Or Discovering Microsoft Access)
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The goals of both automation solutions providers and their customers include working on higher quality projects on a faster schedule with increased value. The key to developing a superior project is automating automation. A variety of tools, programs, and macros are available to reduce the algorithmic piece of a project. This frees up the engineers to spend less time copying templates for...
Most of us would agree that the future is important. We make many decisions every day that affect our future. This can be anything from what we eat, to how much we exercise and even to what we buy. For example, when it comes to buying a car, the desire may be to purchase a Porsche. But, the car’s value does not increase over time. So, the wiser choice would be to purchase a more...
4 Ways an Automation Systems Upgrade Can Save You Money- Evaluate These 4 Variables to Quantify Cost Savings of New Automation Systems
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Companies once approved new plant automation systems simply to maintain up-to-date computer and instrumentation systems. But with today’s tight budgets, you now need to define a clear return on investment to win approval for your automation or information solutions upgrade.
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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 This means that maintenance teams often struggle to support the plant’s outdated hardware and software, and corporate engineers have trouble accommodating the disparate legacy systems in use at different sites.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, in today’s world there are many variables that can drive an organization to investigate the viability of implementing a manufacturing execution system or MES. One of the more important things that can be overlooked or discounted in the larger effort to evaluate and plan is the value of a true pilot or proof of concept strategy.