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Drafting Scope of Work for Controls Projects
How and why to draft a scope of work when considering automation controls projects.
Lots of facility engineers and facility
Eliminating Bottlenecks Using Cycle Time Analysis
Bottlenecks. They handicap your throughput, mess with your utilization, and throw a wrench in your schedule. Sometimes the solutions
Kettering University Centennial
In 1919, what is now Kettering University opened its doors as The School of Automobile Trades. No stranger to
WinCC OA vs MindSphere
There are currently many options to visualize your data on the plant floor. WinCC OA and MindSphere are two common
Retrofitting a Siemens ET 200x with ET 200pro
As part of a retool, a customer was looking to upgrade their Siemens ET 200x field devices. This legacy
A More Flexible Facility through Digitalization
In many ways and for many reasons, facilities are being asked to become nimbler and adapt to change more
Webinar: Line Balancing and Error Reduction Using RFID at As...
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM CT, John Shipley will be joining Automation World to present
Improving Work Station Efficiency with Plant Simulation
Virtually testing improvements in your plant allows you to test changes with just a few clicks.
Siemens Tecnomatix® Plant
Machine Vision System Factors
There are many factors to consider when deciding on a vision system in your automation system. Three of the
Introducing CNC Predictive Maintenance MindSphere App
This week, we released our first app on the MindSphere Store. MindSphere is the open cloud-based IoT operating system
Controls on a Robot Cell: A Recent Project
We recently completed a robot cell project for a machine manufacturer which was the result of collaboration between a
Tips for Working with Legacy Technology On Site
Here’s the situation: you are on site, working on a project. You have encountered equipment that is nearly as