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Critical Data is More Secure in Cloud-Based Data Centers

Cloud-based computing offers significant advantages over traditional private data centers for business applications.  But, one of the big questions is: ‘How secure is the cloud computing environment?’

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Case Studies
 

Using PI to Help a Pulp and Paper Manufacturer to Monitor Costs                                                 

The consumer packaging division of a major pulp and paper manufacturer needed help capturing data from five local mills, transforming the data to be consistent across each of the mills, and then pulling the data into a corporate grade costing application

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Industrial IoT – Current State and a Look Forward from Top Automation Leaders

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Automation experts from IBM, Schneider Electric, and Avid Solutions discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with the rise of the Internet of Things in the industrial space. In this panel-style Webinar, we’ll explore misconceptions around the Industrial IoT, the technologies making it a reality today, and what the future of IoT will bring.

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White Paper: Virtualization Storage Deep Dive for the Controls Engineer

For most customers ready to move to a virtual infrastructure, you are likely to find the support needed from your vendor.
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White Paper - Your Next Automation or Information System Upgrade: Define ROI to Win Approval

Throughout this paper, we’ll provide analysis  of different ROI scenarios, real-world examples of the ROI benefits that automation and information systems can provide and a formulaic approach that you can use to calculate the quantitative ROI of a plant system upgrade. 
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White Paper: Get Your Plant Back Online - On Time

Make sure your start-up happens on time after an automation system upgrade.
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White Paper: Stop Struggling - Deliver ROI Through the Production Process with an Effective MES

This paper provides a business overview of how a MES offers greater visibility into the production process, which in turn leads to improved operational efficiencies and ultimately, a stronger bottom line.
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Online Startup at Paper Manufacturer Sets Precedent

Conducting a start up while the manufacturing plant is online takes knowledge and flexibility. 
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Using PI to Help a Pulp and Paper Manufacturer to Monitor Costs

Creating OSI PI performance equation tags enables five mills to consolidate information and make changes in real time.
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A Tin Plating Study that's Worth its Weight in Gold

An outdated, underperforming electroplating system that was turned into an efficient, state-of-the-art, well-oiled machine.

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A Truly Batch-Ready System with a Fail-Safe Backup Plan

Configuring a equipment module layer of the system with phase functionality that can be operated automatically with batch processing, or manually by an operator
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Bringing a 1940’s-Era Chemical Complex Into the 21st Century Using Modular Control Systems

Avid was brough on to turn a dated facility into a moneymaker with a six-phase automation project. Responsibilities included pre-engineering, complete electrical and instrumentation design, control panel fabrication, system confi guration, checkout, and start-up.
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From Archaic to Automated - Without Missing a Batch or a Beat

Avid Solutions transforms a specialty batch chemical company's production process from manual to fully automated.
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Improved Design Simplifies Operator Interface

By reducing the amount of code needed for four new product tanks, Avid created a common HMI interface, which will reduce the amount of future programming changes.
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Improving Servo Control

High Speed Servo Control and Recipe Management in the CPG Industry
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Integrating Multiple Systems into a Single Monitoring and Control Solution

A major consumer packaging company approached Avid to install a Combined Cycle power island with more than 10 individual systems into a single window process control system to streamline both monitoring and control.
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Juggling the Coal Supply

Avid’s power generation experts worked with a combination of old and new technologies to develop a coal handling, sampling and blending system that juggles many different parameters.
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Parenteral Automation

Learn how Avid helped a major pharmaceutical company implement a control system to track equipment for drug component preparation, formulation, filling and packaging.
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Replacing an End-of-Life DCS System

A leading global paints and coatings company was experiencing issues with its distributed control system (DCS). As the system approached its end-of-life status, the client needed an integrator to perform the upgrade .
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Enhancing Production

Avid Solutions increased plant output and developed a system that operators were comfortable using.
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Controlling the Coal Flow

An improved combustion monitoring system created lower carbon emissions, a safer workplace, and substancially reduced the operator’s expenses.
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Dancing With a Density Meter

After running into a snag in the contracting details, Avid’s engineer had to step in to fine tune the controls on the new scrubber system.

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Honeywell RTU2020 Hardware Demo

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Artificial Intelligence and How It Is Transforming Smart Manufacturing.

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President of Avid Solutions Discusses Automation Trends

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The IoT & the Wonderware Platform from Concepts to Code

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An Introduction to the Parts of the ISA-95 Standard

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A Message from Our President

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3 Tips for Safe and Effective Virtualization

Like most technology advances, some risks come with the benefits of virtualization. Here are three tried and true tips for protecting your systems as you adopt virtualization.

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4 Steps to Consolidating Multiple Operator Control Stations

Replacing a legacy control system affords the opportunity to consolidate multiple operator control stations. Experience shows some key considerations will increase the chances of success.

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Automated Chilling Systems Reduces Energy Consumption

One pharmaceutical manufacturer minimized operational oversight and gained efficiency and control of its chilled water plant by adding automated controls.

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Avid Solutions Adds New Talent

Avid Solutions Adds New Powerhouse of Talent

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Avid Solutions Celebrates 100th Employee Milestone and Reveals Expansion Plans

Avid Solutions Inc. Hires 100th Employee as Company Continues Expansion Plans

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Brochure: Automation and Information Systems for the Chemical Industry

The experts at Avid can remove the bottlenecks to enhance the performance of your process and your bottom line. Improvements are available in process order handling, lot tracking, material control, recipe management, quality control and more.

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Brochure: Automation and Information Systems for the Life Sciences Industry

When Avid Solutions is your system integration partner, you receive solid experience in streamlining your project, resulting in a smooth and efficient implementation.

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Brochure: Avid Solutions Overview

Our goal at Avid is to go above and beyond your expectations as we work together to realize potential by identifying any productivity gaps and designing solutions to achieve maximum performance.

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CSIA Member Spotlight with Avid Solutions President PC Romano

Avid Solutions is a CSIA Certified control system integrator company. While serving as president of Avid Solutions, PC also served as treasurer with the CSIA Board of Directors, and chairman of the board. CSIA caught up with PC to feature Avid in this edition of CSIA Member Spotlight.

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Four Tips for Successful Physical-to-Virtual Migrations

Only a fraction of process control users have adopted virtualization. A major reason why is that users are often looking for savings in the wrong places.

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From Golden Batches to Golden Results

As lean manufacturing concepts and six sigma initiatives have influenced chemical batch operations, we see a variety of attempts to continuously improve through the application of ideal or “golden batches."

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How Industry Professionals Pull Together in Process Automation Projects

Advances in functionality coupled with dramatic price cuts are fueling the use of collaboration tools for process automation projects.

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System Integration Can Improve Our Triple Bottom Line

The triple bottom line is a term that was coined in the 90’s. In a nutshell, there are three accounts to the triple bottom line (TBL) — People, Planet and Profit. The conventional wisdom is that a combination of these three components leads to a successful company that retains employees, partners and clients.

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Why Partnership with a System Integrator is Critical

Forging a long-term partnership with a system integrator, beyond the immediate scope of work, keeps complex control systems functioning at peak performance.

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