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Nicholas Imfeld, principal engineer, Avanceon

The Benefits of Bringing in a Partner for Assessment and Project Planning

Jan. 13, 2020
When it comes to operational improvements, tight time constraints can be a problem. A partner who can help get some long-forgotten initiatives off the ground may be the key to...
Nicholas Imfeld, principal engineer, Avanceon
Plant Maintenance

How Developing a Batching System’s Phases Is all About Balance

Dec. 9, 2019
There are a lot of parts to be aware of when developing a flexible batching system. However, if you want to ensure operational efficiency, developing well-balanced phases is the...
Matt Ruth, VP of Marketing and Sales, Avanceon

How An Umbrella System Integrator Helps Consolidate Tasks

Nov. 18, 2019
In any automation project, there are multiple tasks that need to be handled all at the same time. An Umbrella System Integrator can help an organization consolidate these issues...

Articles & News

Matt Ruth
Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation: What Manufacturers Should Expect from Integrators

Oct. 2, 2023
Early discussions between integrators and manufacturers that focus on too many preconceived approaches or preconfigured software can limit capabilities, lead to a lack of engagement...
Matt Ruth

MES: The Plant Floor Data Translator

Aug. 14, 2023
Manufacturing execution systems have long been recognized as middleware between plant floor control systems and enterprise systems. But they also serve as a middleman for data...
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Understanding the Robot vs. Cobot Choice

As the line between industrial robot and collaborative robot (cobot) technologies blurs, knowing the key capabilities of each robot type is critical to making the right selection...
Ruti Baumstein

Getting the Greenfield OT Experience Right

Building a large greenfield (new) plant is a great opportunity for a manufacturer. However, it’s important to take the right approach to get buy in and not lose people over the...
Frank Burger

Controller Upgrade Strategy

Feb. 13, 2023
Following the manufacturer’s guidelines when swapping out PLC hardware will only get you part of the way to a successful controller upgrade. I/O card issues, rack space, communications...
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The Many Considerations of HMI Upgrades

Dec. 8, 2022
Upgrading human-machine interface hardware and software amid industry’s digital transformation is rarely the direct replacement process it once was. System integrators offer valuable...
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Plant Maintenance

Palletizer Upgrade? It’s Likely Overdue

June 6, 2022
Learn what you can to do upgrade and maintain your palletizing machines.
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Plant Maintenance

Palletizer Upgrade? It’s likely overdue

March 28, 2022
Though often taken for granted, palletizing systems are a critical plant asset that should not be neglected when it comes time to make automation upgrades.
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Making Sense of Industrial Controller Options

March 22, 2022
System integrators share their tips on the differences between PLCs, PACs, and Industrial PCs, including their best use cases and how to choose the right one for your environment...
Mitsubishi Electric MelSec remote I/O module with safety functions.

The Differences Between Local and Remote I/O

March 8, 2022
Understanding how local and remote I/O modules work can benefit your operations through improved safety, less wiring, and standardization for spare parts and engineering drawings...

Videos & Resources

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Applied to Model Predictive Control

Sept. 20, 2023
This video is an excerpt from the podcast interview with Bruce Slusser of system integrator Avanceon. Access the full podcast at: https://automationworld.com/33010605
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Does Model Predictive Control Work in Discrete Manufacturing?

Sept. 13, 2023
This video is an excerpt from the podcast interview with Bruce Slusser of system integrator Avanceon. Access the full podcast at: https://automationworld.com/33010605
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Take Five

Assessing Industrial Controller Options

April 15, 2022
Learn the key differences among programmable automation controllers, programmable logic controllers, and industrial PCs.

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A Solid Foundation for Design

Jan. 24, 2022
Often, limitations in time, staff, and resources lead companies to skip the design phase when pursuing automation projects. However, doing so can be extremely detrimental.
Gabrielle Hewitt
Business Intelligence

Site Visit Extensions: Turning Panic into a Plan

Oct. 18, 2021
Five tips on how to handle site visit extensions and make the best of managing the unknown.
Ed Miller, Engineer, Avanceon,

Modern Dashboard Benefits for Manufacturing Plants

Sept. 27, 2021
Discover best practices in developing dashboards, as well as the manufacturing benefits that stem from it's usage. These benefits include reduction of manual tasks, information...
Nataina Velez Vargas, Engineer at Avanceon.

Supporting Manufacturing IT Starts with Understanding Others

July 26, 2021
The key to delivering successful IIoT solutions to modern manufacturing problems begins with connecting with individual manufacturers and understanding their current technology...
Frank Burger, Engineering Manager at Avanceon

Building a Digital Knowledge Infrastructure

July 5, 2021
An aging workforce has many manufacturers wondering how to pass on essential knowledge to the next generation of workers. Discover how gamification, global accessibility, and ...
Brian Fenn, Vice President of Operations, Avanceon.
Plant Maintenance

Defense Against the Dark (PID Tuning) Arts

March 22, 2021
Learn more about the intricacies of PID Tuning and the questions that can plague System Integrators even after tuning a loop.
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Assessing Cloud Computing’s Value

Feb. 2, 2021
When it comes to data analytics for operational improvement, cloud technologies have reduced the hurdles associated with the infrastructure, hardware, maintenance, and capital...
Matt Ruth, President, Avanceon

Manufacturing Innovation – Who Do The Little Guys Turn To?

Dec. 21, 2020
Learn how organizations like the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center are working to close the manufacturing innovation...
Duane Grob, Avanceon

Pre-Project Consulting Role for SI

Nov. 16, 2020
Discover how incorporating a System Integrator at the beginning of your automation integration process can have a vital impact on the success of your overall project.