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.
Support can mean many things depending on the context in which it is used. If we look at support in a technical role it can be said its definition is to give strength to or maintain. So in simple terms, we support what we sell or make. Doesn’t everyone? What sets them apart?
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.