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Fine Tune Your Operations- OEE Consulting by PDA
Overall equipment effectiveness or OEE is regularly used as a measurement tool and standard by which performance of equipment, lines, and facilities are benchmarked.  This standard has proven to be a powerful method for analyzing and improving manufacturing operations because it takes into consideration not just raw performance, but also…

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Rapid Response Equals Product Launch Success
  One of the largest, iconic beverage brands recently added to its footprint in the energy drinks space by acquiring one of the best-known independent players in that market.  This acquisition helped to cement the purchaser’s position as a top provider in this highly competitive and fast-growing beverage segment.   As…

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Single Touch Changeover
Process and Data Automation (PDA) has earned a strong reputation as a problem solver in the private label food manufacturing community. With more than 20 years of experience providing automation and information automation support for a wide range of processing and packaging applications, the CSIA-certified integrator has helped its clients…

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SCADA Improvement For Wastewater Treatment Facility
Project Summary Highlights: Hardware/Software implemented: Inductive Automation - Ignition HMI Rockwell – CompactLogix PAC Custom Control Panels Key Improvements: Obsolescence avoidance Migration planning Network design PLC programming HMI design Reporting Alarm management A large public sewer authority, comprised of a wastewater treatment facility and 28 remote pumping stations, was using…

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Digitalization Digest: Improving Manufacturing Processes with Effective Production Tracking
A company that specializes in the manufacture of very large open-die forgings as well as open-die forged products such as discs, rings, sleeves, and shafts from high quality, clean steel contracted Process and Data Automation (PDA) to install systems to determine equipment efficiencies at two of their plants, the first…

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Optimize Production Operations with Share2Act
Digitalization is revolutionizing the world. Share2Act is revolutionizing the beverage industry and rendering its production operations intelligent and efficient. Share2Act networks staff, machines, and IT systems, and is thus the ideal open platform for applications and analyses. Share2Act is a social media platform developed specifically for companies in the food…

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Application Story: Upgrade of a Brewhouse Control System
The project was completed at the facilities of the Founders Brewing Company, with headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a globally recognized brewing company, and one of the top 10 largest craft brewers in the US. According to Alec Mull, Vice President of Brewing Operations at Founders Brewing, the project was…

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PDA Lends Expertise to Conveyor Controls Project
Process and Data Automation (PDA) provided engineering expertise for a conveyor controls project at a beverage company based in the Great Lakes region. This expertise was directed at the design and implementation of new programming of the OEM and plant provided PLC, HMI and motor controls in order to integrate…

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PDA Upgrades Failing Controls for Large U.S. Manufacturer
Process and Data Automation (PDA) reviewed and refined the scope of work required to upgrade failing controls equipment for one of the largest privately-held manufacturers of ice cream and frozen treats in the United States, at their production facilities in upstate New York.  The clients needed the upgrades since the…

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Give Yourself Peace of Mind with our Plant Support Agreement
Plant Support Service Agreements from Process and Data Automation (PDA): Offering a Spectrum of Services to Our Customers There are many advantages to Plant Support Services Agreements from PDA, however only at the point you need support, do you realize just how beneficial it is to have access to a…

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