Visual inspection of insulin vials at the Brazilian site in Montes Claros, Novo Nordisk. Source: Novo Nordisk.
Controls Case Study

Novo Nordisk Brazil site implements software program

Company uses newest PAS-X version at one of their largest sites for 18 production lines and two lines for packaging.
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AmeriPak upgrades software to sync with CPG brands

AmeriPak has adopted production management software from Toronto-based Nulogy.
Controls Product Brief

Bosch Rexroth: Motion logic controller

The Rexroth MLC motion logic controller with Version 13 firmware from Bosch Rexroth comes with a safety PLC and open core interface, and features a new set of capabilities and function modules designed to make it faster and easier to implement in-demand automation tasks such as integrated safety, robotics functions, and new mobile apps tools.
The individually tailored balance between stocking on site and ordering via the E-Portal helped to improve planning procedures and also reduced the risk of downtime.

Feature Article

Schwabe North America banks on stock optimization

Stock optimization analysis helps pharmaceutical company customize its spare parts handling process after relocating from Utah to Wisconsin.
Controls Product Brief

Lenze: PackML library for ladder logic programming

Designed to give machine builders and operators the ability to focus on motion, diagnostics, data collection, video on HMI, and more, Lenze Americas’ library greatly simplifies implementation of PackML standards using ladder logic so customers can deliver safer and more predictable machines that collect data and can be operated and diagnosed without complex development software.
Linx: Thermal ink-jet case coder
Machine Product Brief

Linx: Thermal ink-jet case coder

Software upgrade adds multiple benefits on TJ725.
Yaskawa's Meyer explains how PackML's modular, reusable code simplifies automation efforts

'Why is PackML important, why is OEE important, and how can they work together in your machine-control scheme?'

That's the question Doug Meyer posed at Pack Expo 2013, just before he revealed the answers to attendees of his presentation on the topic...
Controls Product Brief

GE: Software for automation and control systems

Designed to improve production processes from common tasks to critical emergencies and minimize errors and risk, reduce waste, and ensure compliance, Proficy Workflow Version 2.1 from GE Intelligent Platforms is a software solution that also makes it easier to integrate with existing automation and control systems, speeding response to out-of-spec HMI/SCADA conditions with appropriate action.
Controls Product Brief

InfinityQS: OEE dashboards improve real-time visibility of quality, availability, and performance metrics

Powered by a Statistical Process Control (SPC) software analytical engine, ProFicient 5.1 from InfinityQS International, Inc. heightens visibility across the enterprise with Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) dashboards within the web-based Manufacturing Intelligence portal, ProFicient InSight, and helps executive-level management to monitor and improve manufacturing processes.
Dairy processing. Source: Rockwell Automation

Is the U.S. dairy industry ready for better process control?

More tightly controlled automation systems can help dairy processors turn waste into resources and make the most of export opportunities. Is the slow-to-change dairy industry ready to invest in new technology?


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