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DATA ANALYTICS: How to Get the Most Out of Your Plant Data

Everyone collects an exuberant amount of industrial data about their products, materials, and processes. And as we have also discussed at-length, manufacturers continue to struggle to completely leverage this data.  Raw data tables and reports tend to be the most common, but they are often tied to the plant floor or use specialized software that is limited in its accessibility so it cannot be beneficial for all of the stakeholders involved.
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DESIGN PLANNING: Don’t Fall Victim to Commissioning Gremlins: The Value of a Controls Expert

During a new commissioning, have you ever found yourself fighting the “gremlins”? As a Controls Engineer, I know this feeling all too well. These gremlins can be anything from a poorly placed sensor to a philosophy process that seems fantastic in theory, but the specific conditions and ramifications cannot be duplicated on the actual production floor in practice.
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#AVANCEONLIFE: The Pros & Cons of Remote Work

When I joined the Avanceon team, I was asked if I would be willing to relocate to Pennsylvania or not. This question came right after I purchased my first home in Oklahoma. I had finally gotten everything set up to my family’s liking, we weren’t too keen on packing up and leaving after just getting settled. Luckily, Avanceon accommodates a remote workforce that allows me to be an active team member without having to go through the hassle of moving. However, that does not mean that working remotely is always preferable. Hopefully by sharing my experience, you will be able to decide what work environment is best suited for you.
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PROJECT EXECUTION: The Similarities between Sports and Projects

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” – Napolean Hill
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PROJECT EXECUTION: Site Visit Extensions – Turning Panic into a Plan

Site visits are essential within systems integration and both customers and engineers would agree that everyone is happier when the schedule goes to plan. However, site visit extensions can sometimes be unavoidable. Whether there are unplanned delays, technical mishaps, or unforeseen circumstances, the schedule can get disrupted . Instead of bracing for impending doom (insert horror movie soundtrack), here are some helpful tips for tackling site visit extensions.
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