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Fielding a Winning Team with Home Grown Talent

baseballBy Nic Imfeld, November 25, 2013

I love baseball.  There is nothing quite like cheering your team toward postseason success. But success isn’t easy. Teams have to be built. In order to achieve the ultimate goal of a world title you need a healthy blend of veteran players and home grown talent. The same is true with successful companies. Over Avanceon’s 30 years in business, we’ve sought to build and maintain a team with the proper blend of seasoned veterans and developing all stars.

Upgrading PLC5 Automation Platforms to Logix5000 – Part 2


This is the second in a 2 part series highlighting the key decision points and recommendations for a successful upgrade from PLC5 Automation Platforms to Logix 5000.  In Part 1 we discussed the need for planning prior to the project start.  In Part 2, we will discuss the software and interface concerns as well as the necessary training. 

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Manufacturing Execution Systems

By Neal Collier on August 12, 2012

Recently I published the below article in Pharmaceutical Processing Magazine about the history, background and functionality of Manufacturing Execution Systems or MES.  We have seen in the past couple months an increased need within the industry to gain more insight, visibility and OEE.  More and more companies are looking  to MES for the solution.  In order to truly understand MES, you need to know it’s origins as well as its background.