Data acquisition and analysis

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OEEguru: Software tool assesses speed of packaging lines

Based on the v-profile principle commonly used throughout the packaging industry, OEEGuru.com has released a packaging line balancing tool designed to help packaging professionals assess the speed profile of their lines.
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Cloud to Glass: software enables machine data gathering and control
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Cloud to Glass: software enables machine data gathering and control

Beckhoff's TwinCAT software now enables a machine to communicate from its PLC control to an Amazon Cloud server, back down to a Google Glass "wearable" HMI that operators can use to control the machine, receive operational notifications, and gather data.
Controls Product Brief
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Contemporary Graphic Solutions: Online compliance and productivity

Software services suite handles design, print, and packaging product life cycle aspects to increase efficiencies and financial savings.
EVT Eye Vision Technology: Vision sensors
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EVT Eye Vision Technology: Vision sensors

The EyeSens BI offers a wide range of inspection options for beverage bottles.
ROC IT Solutions: Serialization software
Controls Product Brief
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ROC IT Solutions: Serialization software

A Print, Apply, and Verify module offers low-cost serialization and fast implementation in pharmaceutical packing operations.
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Rockwell: Manufacturing software

Features improved quality, reporting with FactoryTalk Historian software and OSIsoft PI System.
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Visual inspection of insulin vials at the Brazilian site in Montes Claros, Novo Nordisk. Source: Novo Nordisk.
Controls Case Study
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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.
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.

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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.
Yaskawa's Meyer explains how PackML's modular, reusable code simplifies automation efforts
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'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...
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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.

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