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MES Components Value

MES can impact every part of your business, glean return and drive efficiency from each area of your operation. When considering where to get the value that MES brings it’s really about identifying and filling the gaps and voids between operations and your ERP system. The ERP directs macro-scheduling and a wide variety of activities on the plant floor such as asset usage, production balancing, crew / operator planning, etc. By using MES as the integration path to tie the ERP to the process control layer you expose information and status of the individual asset in the plant. By using MES as the bridge to Process Control integration it allows insight to understand how well you’re running (Performance), what it is that you’re running (Operations) and visibility into how much you have made that is sellable (Quality). These are valuable insights and warrant a little deeper understanding.
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A Tale of Two Nic(k)s

Avanceon has been awarded as a “Top Workplace” in the Philadelphia area since 2017. Once they are hired, many people stay long term based on the exciting solutions we provide and the awesome people they work with. Nic Imfeld and Nick Francone are no exception to this. They both began here as interns and have steadily climbed the ladder over the years. Besides their names, their paths have been surprisingly similar.
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PLC Standards for the New-ish Millennium

The topic of PLC standards for both programming and hardware has been on the mind of the industry nearly since the invention of the PLC. Throughout this time, the industry, as well as the professionals working therein, have experienced great success as well as some setbacks.
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Benefits of Upgrading a Facility to Ethernet

Ethernet has been a popular networking protocol for over four decades and is widely used in both local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs). Ethernet provides a fast and reliable way to transfer data and is the most commonly used protocol for connecting devices in industrial automation and control systems. One of the key benefits of Ethernet integration is the ability to connect multiple devices and systems, allowing for the transfer of data and information between them. This enables the integration of different devices and systems, such as sensors, actuators, and controllers, into a single network, making it easier to monitor, control, and automate processes. Which, ultimately, can improve your productivity and lower the overall cost. However, when integrating devices and systems over Ethernet, it is important to consider the different communication protocols and data formats used by each device. This is because different devices may use different communication protocols and data formats, making it difficult to exchange information between them.
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Early Partner Engagement in Digital Transformation

Let’s dive into why engaging with key customer stakeholders during the requirements phase of a Digital Transformation (DX) Program kickoff is important.
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