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Project studies, technology trends, tips and tricks, and company announcements for your reading enjoyment.

The Role of Manufacturing During COVID-19

To our valued partners and customers,

During these unprecedented times, I’ve been thinking about our industry. While things are changing

Rockwell to Siemens HMI Conversion

Control conversions happen all of the time when new tooling is replaced in plants. Cost is always a factor

Patti Project Process

If you’ve never worked with us or if it’s been a while, you might be wondering what to expect.  

Every

Solving Obsolescence with a Virtual Machine

If you are running a facility using Phoenix Contact VLC, you know you are about to hit a big

Robot ROI Checklist

A common misconception about Robot Return on Investment (ROI) is that labor cost savings achieves an acceptable payback

Improving Robot Cell Efficiency Using ROBOGUIDE simulation

Have you ever wanted to try some new ideas to improve your robot cell efficiency?  Many people

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

Patti Engineering’s Connie Lemarbe Named One Of The 2019 C...

Auburn Hills, MI – September 19, 2019 – Patti Engineering, Inc., a

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

A More Flexible Facility Through Digitalization