Software

05/01/2005


Quality assurance

Synergy 2000 is used in quality assurance applications to monitor and react to process variations during production and inspection. The software provides a full complement of tools that support Six Sigma quality initiatives, and can assist companies that want to monitor processes at multiple locations in real time. It runs on all Windows 32-bit operating systems. A free demonstration version of the program can be downloaded from the Internet.

Zontec www.zontec-spc.com Write 325 on P on PE card

Chemical management

Gatekeeper is the newest module for a web-based Chemical Management System. CMS lowers the cost of automating a company's chemical management tasks. Gatekeeper speeds and manages the multiple processes of screening chemicals prior to purchase, tracking approvals, managing inventory, and accounting for chemicals within the company. The process begins by prescreening a chemical against a library of government and health/safety lists; enterprises can also upload their own criteria to initiate or manage corporate objectives, such as banning carcinogens or reducing hazardous air pollutants.

Actio www.actiocms.com Write 326 on PE card

Collect and aggregate real-time plant data

Proficy Historian Version 3.0 plant-wide data historian collects, archives and distributes real-time, plant-floor production data with improved ease of use and high availability. Users can collect and aggregate real-time plant data from multiple sources and quickly identify the root causes of undesirable events such as equipment failures and product quality in order to achieve peak performance. The software suite easily integrates with existing plant floor systems and improves data management through new OPC alarm and events collection and storage capabilities, boosts uptime through redundancy and high availability functionality, provides coexistence and integration with OSIsoft's PI systems through two-way data sharing, and expands national language support for faster and easier global implementation.

GE Fanuc Automation www.gefanuc.com Write 327 on PE card

AutoCAD software

Software has been released for application on AutoCAD 2006. AutoCAD 2006 builds on the success of earlier versions of MultiSTEEL and MultiREBAR that maximize the benefits of the latest AutoCAD platform.

MultiSUITE www.multisuite.com Write 328 on PE card





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System Integrator of the Year
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
May 2018
Electrical standards, robots and Lean manufacturing, and how an aluminum packaging plant is helping community growth.
April 2018
2017 Product of the Year winners, retrofitting a press, IMTS and Hannover Messe preview, natural refrigerants, testing steam traps
March 2018
SCCR, 2018 Maintenance study, and VFDs in a washdown environment.
April 2018
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February 2018
Focus on power systems, process safety, electrical and power systems, edge computing in the oil & gas industry
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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