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XML-based HMI brings increased flexibility and functionality to new shrink wrapper machine design

When specialist packaging machine builder Kosme looked to adopt a new SCADA/HMI standard platform to provide control and visualisation for its new Flypack shrink wrapping machine, it turned to the XML-based HMI Movicon SCADA package, supplied in the UK by Products4Automation. Established in 1981, Kosme is a leading producer of packaging machines, including packers, palletisers,…

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MOVICON 11 SCADA DELIVERS SUPERB PERFORMANCE AT LOW COST IN PROVIDING OEE SYSTEM FOR GLOBAL FOOD PRODUCER

Bespoke control systems specialist, ALS Controls, has used Product4 Automations’ low cost Movicon 11 SCADA to deliver two OEE downtime tracking systems on bottling lines for a global producer of food products. Thanks to the statistical information provided by the systems, the end user is able to analyse production effectively to remove production bottlenecks and…

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MOVICON 11 SCADA PROVIDES SUPERVISORY CONTROL & MONITORING AT LARGEST BIOMASS POWER STATION IN ITALY

The largest agricultural biomass power station in Italy was commissioned recently, with supervisory control and monitoring provided by Progea Movicon 11 SCADA. Paul Hurst, MD of Products4Automation, Movicon’s UK distributor, describes the new system and outlines the benefits of using Movicon SCADA in sustainable energy generation projects. “The new Bondeno power plant is built on…

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P4AS MOVICON SYSTEM PROVIDES FULL SCADA FOR PRICE OF HMI ON NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART-PLATING PLANT

Products4Automation’s low cost Movicon SCADA has been chosen to control a new state-of-the-art Electrophoretic Coating plant, recently installed by the Foleshill Plating Company of Coventry. The project, to control and monitor all aspects of the new plant, including logging and trending in Excel format, web access monitoring by IPad and IPhone and email alarming, was…

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MOVICON 11 SCADA PROVIDES OEE GLOBAL SUPERVISION PLATFORM FOR MULTI-NATIONAL CONFECTIONARY MANUFACTURER

When GIMA Spa, a pioneering company among system manufacturers in the “Packaging Valley” region of Bologna in Italy, was asked by WRIGLEY, a world leader in confectionery manufacture, to provide a standardised supervisory system that would provide OEE data across all its different client product lines, the company turned to Progea’s Movicon 11 SCADA for…

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LOW COST FULLY FUNCTIONED MOVICON SCADA PROVING A WINNING FORMULA FOR LEADING SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR GENESIS CONTROLS

The low cost, extended functionality and openness features of Progea Movicon 11 SCADA are proving a winning formula for control system specialist, Genesis Controls. The Birmingham-based systems integrator has already completed four successful projects using Movicon – ‘with many more in the pipeline’ – since the recent launch of the SCADA package in the UK…

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PROBLEMS WITH CURRENT GENERATION OF MES SYSTEMS BRING HIGH INVESTMENT RISK, SAYS PAUL HURST OF PRODUCTS4AUTOMATION

Current MES systems only represent a preliminary stage of development toward the goal of intelligently controlled production processes, according to Paul Hurst of P4A, the UK distributor for FELTEN Production Intelligence software. “MES systems need to adopt a holistic and process-oriented approach,” says Hurst. “This represents an evolutionary advancement, one which releases production management from…

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NEW WIN-911 V7.10 INTEGRATES ARCHESTRA ALARMS, 2-WAY SMS MESSAGING AND GROUP EMAIL NOTIFICATION

The power, functionality and flexibility of Products 4 Automation’s (P4A) WIN-911 alarm notification software have been greatly increased with the addition, on new Version V7.10, of Wonderware Archestra Direct Connect, plus a new 2-way SMS feature, and a new group Email function providing notification on a single alarm event. The introduction of Wonderware Archestra Direct…

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WHAT IS PRODUCTION INTELLIGENCE?

The concept of Business Intelligence (BI) has been bandied about by software companies for the past few years – and has come to mean many different things. However, the concept of Production Intelligence (PI) has been developed by specialist MES supplier FELTEN Group as a necessity. PI has been developed to help improve production efficiency…

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