Manufacturing IT, MES
Original equipment effectiveness (OEE) can be used as a gauge to determine how effective and productive a manufacturing plant is.
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As the volume of industrial data grows exponentially, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) are providing improved data visualization and storytelling tools to support intelligent automation and strategic decision making
Manufacturing operating systems have come a long way and can aid engineers in many ways. The right operating system will be intuitive, efficient and easy to use.
When looking for the right manufacturing execution system (MES) solution, manufacturers need to consider its ability to evolve with them.
Cloud manufacturing software can help streamline disparate systems and help improve communication and productivity for manufacturers.
Labplas redesigns custom production machines with EtherCAT, robotics and AI for quality control, ensuring ROI of less than one year on all upgrades, for 15 to 35% machine productivity increases.
Industry 4.0 requires an appropriate use of data structures, people skills and analytic tools.
A more practical approach is needed for the every-day decisions that keep operations running effectively and artificial intelligence can help food manufacturers improve overall maintenance.
Digital twin technology such as immersive field simulators (IFS) can help companies narrow the skills gap by offering a training environment that offers an accurate replica of the world they inhabit with virtual reality and mixed reality tools.