This article was originally published on AutomationWorld.com on March 27, 2023.
Key aspects of equipment integration into the manufacturing process are often overlooked. These machine-to-enterprise integration methodologies and tips will help you create a viable digital integration strategy.
Manufacturers must have real-time access to information from their processes. Such information can assist users throughout the organization in analyzing, troubleshooting, and suggesting enhancements to improve operations. Following are three frequently overlooked integration aspects that, when implemented, will ensure you have access to the information you need: Read More
In Lean manufacturing, the Andon system was created to notify operators of any issues on the production line as a means to promptly identify and tackle any production issues. Traditionally, an Andon was made up of a cord, which the operator pulls to indicate the occurrence of a problem, and an Andon light, which draws attention to the issue. Today, Andon systems are available in various forms, each progressively more advanced in terms of technology: Read More
We are thrilled to announce the winners of the RAVE awards for February 2023. These awards recognize outstanding employees who demonstrate excellence in their work, make valuable contributions to the company, and go above and beyond to support their teams and customers. We are proud to honor Justin Fan, Matt Pashkowsky, and Bradley Meissner as our RAVE award winners. Read More
Every month we recognize our employees’ achievements, values, and excellence. I’m happy to announce that for September we had 3 R.A.V.E. Award winners. They are Leo Goldschmidt, Cheryl Ott, and Erik Westberg. Read More
NeoMatrix is all about working hard and Having Fun, and this month we hit the track and did K1 Go Kart Racing in Wilmington, MA. K1 racing is the perfect company outing because it is about speeding, winning, and teamwork. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a little friendly competition in the mix either. Read More
NeoMatrix is celebrating 4 RAVE (Recognizing Achievements Values & Excellence) Award winners for the month of August! Congratulations to automation engineers – Justin Fan, Thomas Maldonado, Bradley Meissner, and Sol Winternitz – who all won for exemplifying all of our core values; Find A Way, Deliver Quality, Have Fun, Build Relationships, and Do the Right Thing. Read More
We are excited to announce that Derek McCretton was inducted into Control Engineering’s Engineering Leaders Under 40, Class of 2022. Derek is a senior automation engineer at NeoMatrix and has been with us for over 10 years. He earned his electrical engineering degree at Northeastern University in 2007 and provides critical leadership, development, and implementation at NeoMatrix. Read More
Connecting SCADA systems and other applications to databases have been common for quite some time. SCADA platforms from GE, Rockwell, and Wonderware for instance, require that connection to be made utilizing a connection string. A database connection string is simply a string variable containing all the detail for an application to connect to the database. While there are many different resources which define the format of a connection string, creating one can prove to be frustrating as the syntax needs to be perfect in order to work. Read More
Industry 4.0 is marching towards digital transformation in life sciences and smart factories are being driven by IIoT, real-time data, cloud computing, and machine learning. With its implementation comes the promise of increased efficiencies and improved processes. The idea sounds simple, but manufacturing has many distinct data points across its entire process and integrating a digital transformation strategy and data across an enterprise is a far more challenging undertaking, especially in regulated environments. Read More
Please join me in congratulating Chris VanRemoortel, one of our Engineering Managers, for being one of our July RAVE Award winners. Chris was chosen this month because he consistently demonstrates our core value, “Deliver Quality”. Chris’ team has done a great job exceeding their goals due to Chris’ strong ability to teach the younger members of his team; plus, Chris is willing to travel, even around holidays, to accommodate his customers’ planned shutdowns. Well done, Chris. #corevalue #buildrelationships #deliverquality Read More