A 19th Century Rail Manufacturer Gets a 21st Century MakeoverRead MoreAll Industries / ControlLogix; PanelView Plus / Machine safety / PowerFlex / System Upgrade / Improvement / ControlLogix / Panelview / PowerFlex / Upgrades / rbaca /
A 19th Century Rail Manufacturer Gets a 21st Century Makeover The first railroad in the U.S. was built in 1828: the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Today, an estimated 140,000 miles of track are used to haul freight across the United States. An 1880’s steel company making railroad rails sought a system upgrade to its manufacturing […]
Food Manufacturing Case Study: Leveraging a Virtual Environment for an HMI MigrationRead MoreFood & Beverage / Uncategorized / Food and Beverage Manufacturing / Rockwell Solution Partner / ThinManager / Virtualization / Wonderware System Integrator / Improvement / Management / HMI's / Upgrades / bmcdaniel / mdunstan /
Food Manufacturing Case Study: Leveraging a Virtual Environment Many industrial manufacturers requiring plant management system upgrades due to outdated and unsupported platforms are migrating to virtualized environments. Here’s how Matrix Technologies executed a successful migration to a virtualized environment for a large food processing facility. The Advantages of Virtualization Manufacturing systems are increasingly using virtualized […]
How to Achieve Higher OEE Ratings with Data IntegrationRead MoreAll Industries / Industrial automation engineering / Manufacturing Intelligence / Manufacturing Operations Management / Manufacturing Process Control / Improvement / Management / Data Management / jlee /
How to Achieve Higher OEE Ratings with Data Integration Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a key barometer of productivity in an industrial manufacturing plant because it provides a single measure of how well the manufacturing process is performing. Manufacturers want high OEE ratings that result from effective use of equipment at the required speed and efficiency […]
Retrofitting an Aging Control System for Automated Storage and RetrievalRead MoreDiscrete Manufacturing / Automated Manufacturing Process / Batch Systems / Improvement / ControlLogix / FTView / Panelview /
A major appliance manufacturer upgraded their automated manufacturing process for an overhead storage and delivery system. The control system manages loading, storage, and unloading loops.
Measuring Manufacturing Performance: 3 Commonly Used KPIsRead MoreAll Industries / Manufacturing Operations Management / Manufacturing Process Control / Improvement / Management / Data Management /
There are many ways to measure performance in a manufacturing facility. Here are the three commonly used key performance indicators (KPIs) manufacturers often start with to achieve process improvement.
How Process Design Solved Oil & Gas Valve MisalignmentRead MoreOil, Gas & Chemical / Automation Integration / Process Design / Improvement / Upgrades /
How an innovative process design solution solved an oil & gas valve misalignment problem
Circuit Protection: The Difference Between Circuit Breakers and Supplementary ProtectorsRead MoreAll Industries / Electrical Engineering / Power / Safety System Design / Improvement / Planning / Safety /
How to understand the difference between a circuit breaker and a supplementary protector, and their specific applications.
Measuring an Industrial Process: Top 12 Common MetricsRead MoreAll Industries / Manufacturing Operations Management / Manufacturing Process Control / Improvement / Management / Data Management /
Tangible metrics are critically important to helping manufacturers identify strengths and weaknesses in their production process. Here are the top 12 common metrics to optimize an industrial operation.
How to Turn Raw Data into Actionable Data for ManufacturingRead MoreFood & Beverage / Manufacturing Intelligence / Manufacturing Operations Management / Improvement / Management / Data Management /
How to capitalize on raw manufacturing data for better decision-making: Tips for success
Replacing an Obsolete Control System in a Chemical PlantRead MoreOil, Gas & Chemical / Control System Replacement / ControlLogix / Legacy Upgrades / PlantPAx / Improvement / Planning / Upgrades /
How to migrate from an obsolete legacy system to a new system with limited downtime and get old and new systems to communicate.