Manufacturing Software

Software drives down costs for vehicle manufacturer

Founded in 1954 with the invention of the snow mobile, Polaris is a leader in the powersports industry. In its first year of using aPriori real-time product cost management (PCM) software and services, Polaris saved more than $800,000 (£500,000) on product costs and identified cost avoidance…

🕘 23/01/2013

William Say & Co boxes clever with visual load planning tool

Tin box and canister manufacturer William Say & Co recently converted to K3 Syspro’s enterprise resource planning solution, SYSPRO ERP. To gain further efficiencies from its SYSPRO investment, the company recognised it also needed to automate its load planning to expedite deliveries. As a…

🕘 23/01/2013

Omron’s new generation of fibre optic sensor goes beyond expectation

Advertisment Feature … Exceptionally easy to set up, outstanding stability and support for the EtherCAT high-speed industrial fieldbus system are among the key features of the new generation E3X-HD fibre-optic amplifiers from Omron, the world’s leading manufacturer of fibre-optic sensor…

🕘 08/08/2012

Machine shop investment helps McLaren stay in pole position

Yamazaki Mazak has been an Official Supplier to the McLaren Racing F1 team for over 10 years, providing five-axis CNC machines and multi-functional machine tools at both the team’s original site and its new MTC (McLaren Technology Centre) facility. The latest installation of two Hyper…

🕘 08/08/2012

Software improves alarm management and mean-time-to-repair

By implementing M.A.C Solutions’ ProcessVue alarm management and printer replacement software at Drax Power Station, Selby, North Yorkshire, engineers at Drax Power (‘Drax’) now have the ability to identify alarm trends more easily and quickly and to analyse the causes of plant…

🕘 10/07/2012

SCADA provides sweet OEE solution for major confectionary manufacturer

When GIMA Spa, a pioneering company among system manufacturers in the ‘Packaging Valley’ region of Bologna in Italy, was asked by Wrigley, a world leader in confectionery manufacture, to provide a standardised supervisory system that would provide OEE data across all its different…

🕘 10/07/2012

Cost effective ‘off the shelf’ MES becomes a reality

Marco has released what it claims is the first ‘off the shelf’ manufacturing execution system aimed at the food and beverage sector … Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) bring important real time control to manufacturing processes within the food sector, unlocking the potential of ERP…

🕘 15/05/2012

Synseal Extrusions gains business intelligence thanks to ERP system

K3 AX customer Synseal Extrusions is a UK leader in PVCu extrusions. The 30-year old, £75 million turnover, award-winning company manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-quality energy efficient window, door and conservatory roof systems to the construction trade. In 2004, Synseal…

🕘 15/05/2012

Power measurement software provides complete solution

A new power measurement software package for the Yokogawa range of precision power analysers provides a complete solution for the testing of standby power in accordance with the latest IEC62301 Ed.2.0 (international) and EN50564:2011 (European) standards … The software, designed for use with the…

🕘 15/05/2012

Updated EMI software offers improved analytics

Invensys Operations Management has released a new version of its Wonderware Intelligence software. Built on top of its ArchestrA System Platform 2012 and embedded into Tableau 7.0, the updated EMI software extends analytic capabilities by new map views, new chart types and the ability to better…

🕘 15/05/2012