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Select a case study that provides a window into industry solutions for automation, process control and project management. The studies include information about objectives, strategies, challenges, results and suggestions.

SHIPPING ERRORS VIDEO VISION APPLICATION

Posted on Monday Oct 02, 2017 | video,

Video VisionThe distributor was having issues with customers receiving the proper shipment of parts and quantities. Customers were getting upset with the accuracy of their shipments. It was having an adverse impact on the distributor’s credibility. It was also having a negative impact on profitability because the distributor was having to re-ship merchandise that they believed the customer had already received.... {Read More}

Pulp and Paper Machine Builder Creates Safety System That Streamlines Machine Design and Protects Workers

Posted on Wednesday Jul 26, 2017

Paper and Pulp Covers Individual toilet paper and paper towel rolls are cut from a gigantic spool of paper that winds around a cardboard core. On average, they weigh 100 pounds and are 16 inches in diameter. Each cardboard cylinder can carry a roll of paper up to 30 feet in circumference. The cylinders are reused by paper manufacturers because of the high costs associated with disposal and replacement. Saving these cylinders is difficult and can create a safety hazard. Manufacturers stop short of using the entire spool of paper to avoid damaging the machine and exposing them to a rigid core. What is left on the cylinder can weigh upwards of 300 pounds and must be removed for recycling.... {Read More}

Increased Material Handling Speed and Efficiency Needed by Convenience Store Distributor

Posted on Thursday Jun 15, 2017 | material-handling, shipping-accuracy, sorting,

Conveying Packages A national convenience store distributor approached the system integrator asking them to install the newest technology of controllers and sorters that would allow for thousands of consumer products to reach their appropriate delivery docks quickly and accurately. In retail distribution, margins are small and demand that every item leaving or entering the warehouse is accounted for correctly. If an item is accidentally delivered wrongly, without record, the distributor could potentially lose $1,000/incident.... {Read More}

Synthetic Emulsion Polymers Plant - Process: Case Study

Posted on Monday Mar 20, 2017

PolymerA synthetic emulsion polymers company that offers a diverse line of water-based emulsions including acrylic and styrene-acrylic latexes. They serve domestic and international customers with an extensive product line of water-based polymers. They have a strong corporate focus on customer care, product development, and flexible manufacturing. This privately held specialty chemical company is dedicated to innovation, quality, service, and sustainability. The company offers a diverse line of emulsion polymers which include acrylic, nitrile, styrene-acrylic, styrene-butadiene, vinyl acetate, vinyl acrylic, vinyl acetate-ethylene, and rheology modifiers.... {Read More}

Upgrading Educational Facility with Current PLC Technology: CASE STUDY

Educational FacilityThe community college has a strong sense of pride when it comes to staying on top of current market trends and being able to offer the classes which meet those needed requirements in the workplace. Recently one of the campuses, realized that their PLC Lab offering was not as current as they needed it to be. Local businesses were asking them to train maintenance staff in the latest industry standards for automation that they were unable to provide. In response to these requests, the community college began researching Industry Standards as they pertained to automation to gain a firm understanding of what product platforms would best fit their customer’s needs.... {Read More}

Linear Motion In-Mold Labeling: CASE STUDY

Posted on Wednesday Nov 23, 2016

Inline-Molded ProductsA leader in glass and plastics machinery manufacturing. A design and build machine shop that develops automated solutions for molders. They are heavily involved in the blow mold plastics industry for packaging and large part commercial applications. They produce custom-tooled solutions including plastic bottle trimmers and in-mold labeling machines. Their material handling systems feature automated and robotic solutions that transfer and package products.... {Read More}