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IoT, MES Software and Increased Profitability

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According to research from Markets and Markets Custom Research, the MES software market is expected to grow to $18.22 Billion by 2022, a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 13.6% between 2016 and 2022. The [...]

What is an MES System?

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Most manufacturers understand the need for ERP or inventory management and financial applications, but when it comes to MES solutions, they sometimes find the reasons to invest in another software solution less than compelling. After [...]

FACTIVITY Implementation at CoorsTek Uden Netherlands

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THE COMPANY: With headquarters in Golden, CO, USA, CoorsTek is the largest Engineered Ceramics and Advance Materials manufacturer in the world. The company develops, produces and markets components and assemblies for a wide range of applications [...]

Why Factory Floor Automation Projects Fail!

Shop Floor Data Collection|

Don’t fall short of the goal by missing the Three (3) Points-of-Integration Engineer And Apprentice Using Automated Milling Machine Machine Integration, Machine Monitoring, OEE Metrics, Paperless or “People-less” factory floor systems are [...]

Why Factory Floor Project Fail… Misunderstanding MRP and MES (Part 3)

Shop Floor Data Collection|

Factory Floor Projects which are targeted to improve the production process on the manufacturing floor come in all shapes and sizes. Part 1 of this series published late last year, started with machine integration considerations [...]

Real-Time Factory Floor Information Projects…Play it safe! – Part 1

Shop Floor Data Collection|

Wiring-up your machine to a central server to collect data for evaluation of OEE metrics or using bar code readers to facilitate a factory floor Data Collection project might sound like a productive thing to [...]

Understanding Manufacturing and the IoT

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MES Myths and Mistakes ...

Not knowing about the issues surrounding this technology can cost your factory plenty!