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Help for the Most Difficult Type of Manufacturing

Abnormal situation management for continuous processing is normal operating procedure for batch processing. A new starter kit from Rockwell Automation can give batch control programmers a leg up on coding the complicated starts, stops and holding steps in food, beverage and pharma process operations.
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Maintenance Management: MES or ERP?

Since one system cannot do it all, it's up to the user to determine which one is better for managing maintenance. Of course, this lead to a bigger question: Is maintenance a business process or an operations process?
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Rockwell Automation eases recipe management and protection with advanced factorytalk batch software

The latest release of FactoryTalk Batch software from Rockwell Automation eases the process of modifying and creating new recipes by managing the approval process for changes and automatically trackin
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Novotek displayed its combination of Google Glass and Proficy Workflow technologies at GE Intelligent Platforms’ User Summit.
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Novotek Combines GE’s Electronic Work Instructions with Google Glass

Operators can get to a new level of ease-of-use by accessing work instructions hands-free.
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Batch Operations and Asset Management Improved by Integration

The Software business of Schneider Electric, which encompasses the company’s operations management, asset management and operations integration product lines, is combining technologies to enable better data-driven decisions. The company has also added Simio simulation-based scheduling to its MES offerings.
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How New Belgium Brewing Reduced Downtime and Increased Efficiency with Wonderware MES

After discovering its bottling line was only producing at 50 percent of capacity, New Belgium Brewing applied Wonderware MES to address the problem and generated additional production benefits in the
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A Plan to Future Proof Automation Software
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A Plan to Future Proof Automation Software

At its second annual user group conference, Inductive Automation explains the need to rethink your SCADA and MES applications to future proof your production operations and your business.
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MES/MOM: Time for a Change?
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MES/MOM: Time for a Change?

As management staff approaches retirement, will expanding the use of MES/MOM to manage operations become crucial?
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Are You Spending too Much on Automation?
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Are You Spending too Much on Automation?

To find out if you should automate or stick with a manual process, answer these five questions.
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What Kind of MES Do You Need?

When considering what kind of manufacturing execution system (MES) your operations should have, you need to consider several factors related to technical and business needs, and particularly context.
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