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The advantages of plant-wide historians vs relational databases

30 July, 2009

In an increasingly competitive environment, companies need to gain a sustainable advantage by achieving operational excellence, a journey that begins with data that gives process visibility.

MES: take the time upfront

03 July, 2009 by Tom Gill and Dean Ford*

Businesses have been touting the financial benefits of manufacturing execution systems (MES) software ever since it became available in the early 1990s. Unfortunately, MES has followed a path similar to that of enterprise resource planning (ERP), meaning that many early implementations did not reach their promised goals.

MES for small and medium businesses

09 June, 2009 by

Honeywell has released its manufacturing execution system (MES) Quick Start solution for small and medium process manufacturing businesses in Australia and New Zealand.

Schneider Electric MES software

11 May, 2009

Schneider Electric has released Ampla v4.1, manufacturing execution system (MES) software, which delivers a sustainable technical platform with functionality that significantly reduces the costs of implementation and maintenance for MES.

Batch operations software

11 May, 2009 by

Wonderware has released InBatch 9.0, an enhanced, flexible and scalable batch management solution.

OEE software

01 April, 2009 by

Wonderware has announced the release of Performance Software 3.5, the latest version of its equipment downtime and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) software and an integrated module of the Wonderware MES and supervisory software solution.

Plant project execution software

12 March, 2009 by

Intergraph has released the third solution in its SmartPlant Enterprise for Owner Operators (SPO) portfolio, SPO Project Execution. Complementing the previously released SPO Core and SPO Operating Plant solutions, SPO Project Execution provides processes for the successful execution of greenfield and brownfield capital expenditure (CAPEX) projects by owner operators and project management contractors.

Amcor improves bottom line with Citect

19 November, 2008

Amcor, one of the world’s leading packaging companies, offers a broad range of plastic, fibre, metal and glass packaging products, along with packaging-related services. The company has annual sales of AU$10.9 billion and employs 22,000 people worldwide. In Australia, Amcor has four beverage can manufacturing plants — Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth — and an end-making facility in Ballarat, Victoria, as well as a can and end manufacturing plant in Auckland, New Zealand.

Historian software

05 October, 2008

FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition (SE) is a software package that allows manufacturers to quickly and automatically identify, gather and analyse detailed process data from any plant floor control system or networked device.

Digitise work processes with industrial workflow execution

20 August, 2008

Industrial workflow digitises and streamlines your production — from your work instructions and SOPs to corrective action and HACCP monitoring. You can integrate your business and production processes across systems and departments for reliable, repeatable process execution.

MES software

05 August, 2008

Schneider/Citect has released Version 4.0 of their MES software, Ampla. The latest release features the Inventory module which has been built on the ISA-95 standard to assist mining companies to increase production efficiencies and return greater profits.

Process performance software

08 July, 2008

Honeywell has announced Uniformance Process Studio, a desktop software package that allows plant engineers to more easily analyse process performance. The user-friendly interface includes workflow management applications that enable engineers to build trend graphs and graphics with minimal training or manual configuration.

Proficy Tracker 7.5 production tracking software

08 July, 2008

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has released a new version of its Proficy Tracker software that helps companies realise lean initiatives by managing the execution of orders and the related flow of materials.

Experion process knowledge system

08 July, 2008

Honeywell has released an enhanced version of its Experion process knowledge system that allows plant operators to carefully coordinate process control, safety shutdown and fire and gas mitigation steps.

GE Fanuc manufacturing intelligence application

08 July, 2008

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced Proficy Real-Time Information Portal 3.0, designed to allow users to gain business insight from plant data in real time. It enables real-time decision support, continuous process improvement and enhances the return on current and future IT investments.

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