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Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog

Is it really time to migrate from PLC-5 to CLX?

By | Manufacturing Automation | April 16, 2014 | 0 comment
We all love the PLC-5 but it’s time to let it go, the era of the PLC-5 is quickly approaching the end. The classic PLC-5 and its associated 1771 I/O platform are going to be classified as Silver Series by Rockwell Automation (AB). It really is time to prepare for  the impending retirement of the iconic PLC-5.  Rockwell is giving us time to plan and manage any migration, the replacement for this series is the ControlLogix series (CLX). What does this mean for all of [...]

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Grantek sponsors the Mechatronics Capstone Design Symposium at University of Waterloo

By | Manufacturing News | March 27, 2014 | 0 comment
Grantek sponsors the Mechatronics Capstone Design Symposium at University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON – On March 14th, Grantek sponsored the 6th annual Mechatronics Capstone Design Symposium.  The Mechatronics Design Symposium is an opportunity for final year engineering students to present their Capstone Design projects, which are the culmination of the students’ entire engineering education.   Waterloo Engineering alumni Bryon Hayes and David Craig from Grantek’s systems engineering group judged the design component of the final year students’ projects. Some of this year’s projects include: The Cyculus – A virtual reality indoor biking machine that gives you [...]

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IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference 2014 – Intelligent Manufacturing at Hillshire Brands

By | Manufacturing Best Practices ,Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing News ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | March 26, 2014 | 0 comment
IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference 2014 – Intelligent Manufacturing at Hillshire Brands Grantek's Ian Tooke will be joining Jonathan Riechert from Hillshire Brands at IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference 2014 to present Intelligent Manufacturing at Hillshire Brands, part of the Manufacturing Technologies Strategies track. The session will take place on Wednesday, May 7 from 8:45 am - 9:45 am.In this session, attendees will learn how Riechert and his team met the challenges of a growing, dynamic business by tapping into the real-time, actionable information available in their production operations. In conjunction with Manufacturing IT Solution Provider, Grantek, the company delivered a Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) environment that puts the right information in the right form for the right people at the right time.

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Guide Introduced by Manufacturing Solutions Expert, Grantek Systems Integration

By | Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing News ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | March 4, 2014 | 0 comment
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Guide Introduced by Manufacturing Solutions Expert, Grantek Systems Integration FSMA guide available as a free download to help manufacturers understand and prepare for the Food Safety Modernization Act. The free 9-page download will help manufacturing organizations truly understand the FSMA and its impact on manufacturing operations and ultimately get their manufacturing organization ready for the FSMA. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Guide is geared towards manufacturers’ management and operations teams who want to better understand the impact of the FSMA and how they can proactively prepare to make their manufacturing operations FSMA-ready.

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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Traceability

By | Manufacturing Best Practices ,Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing News ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | February 10, 2014 | 0 comment
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – Traceability What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and how will it impact your food manufacturing operations? Traceability / food product tracing is the key. Food manufacturers are watching as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) evolves to the next level as comprehensive transformation of food safety laws are developing. The focus of the FSMA is to shift food contamination responsibility from response to prevention.

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Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Blueprinting Guide Introduced by Manufacturing Solutions Expert, Grantek Systems Integration

By | Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing News ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | January 28, 2014 | 0 comment
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Blueprinting Guide Introduced by Manufacturing Solutions Expert, Grantek Systems Integration Manufacturing solutions leader, Grantek Systems Integration, is pleased to introduce the Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Blueprinting Guide. The free 8-page download will help manufacturing organizations truly understand manufacturing execution systems (MES) in order to realize far-reaching benefits across their organizations.

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Unlock the Benefits of ERP with MES Blueprinting

By | Manufacturing Automation ,Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | January 6, 2014 | 0 comment
Unlock the Benefits of ERP with MES Blueprinting A key aspect of improving the manufacturing process is to automate the execution process which enables the ability to more easily and quickly integrate manufacturing data with other information systems including ERP. MES solutions can unlock this detailed production-level information and compliment an ERP solution to fill in the missing details for actionable information at the shop floor level. At the most fundamental level, MES solutions create a platform for continuous improvement in the manufacturing facility. MES implementation can achieve visibility, tracking and control of your manufacturing operations

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Global Beverage Manufacturer Partners with Grantek to Upgrade Manufacturing Safety Circuitry to Exceed Manufacturing Safety Standards

By | Manufacturing Case Study ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | December 11, 2013 | 0 comment
A global beverage manufacturer planned an upgrade to safety circuits on thousands of assets. The project offered an opportunity to upgrade both machine components as well as components in the panel. Grantek managed the complete project. Continuous improvement in project methodology and execution continues to reduce the per machine cost of the project and has exceeded safety standards in the workplace as well as the client's expectations.

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