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Turnkey Solution for Expansion of Packaging Lines
When a premier global spirits company required expansion in the form of two new dual feed, high-speed packaging lines they turned, as providers frequently do, to Krones for a turnkey solution.  The solution required a high degree of integration both on the incoming equipment and to connect to the plant’s…

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2022 Review and 2023 Outlook
For PDA, 2022 was a year of celebrations. We celebrated many new faces joining the PDA team. We celebrated two highly successful trade shows with our international colleagues in Krones.digital. We celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary. As amazing as all of this was, 2023 will be even better! To achieve our vision…

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Can filling, seaming equipment supporting flexible operations, safe practices
In a recent Beverage Industry article, Barry Fenske, technical sales of the filling division at Krones Inc., Franklin, Wis., explains how SKU proliferation has made flexibility within filler equipment a critical component. “This allows for running several product types on the same filler,” he says. “There are machines that can run…

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Expert Line Control and Diagnostics Serves an Unplanned Client
Process and Data Automation (PDA) is frequently engaged to provide solutions for the most efficient line control and information systems that Krones produces in North America. Users enjoy an unparalleled operating experience and rich information from their line monitoring and management software systems.  When deployed with a fully automated Krones…

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Join us at Pack Expo October 23-26!
With digital solutions designed to optimize production, improve sustainability, expedite support and reduce overall costs throughout the value chain, discover how the KRONES Digital Factory uses breakthrough technology to offer personalized solutions and unparalleled control. Join Process and Data Automation (PDA) and KRONES at PACK EXPO 2022, KRONES Booth #S-2830,…

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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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Congratulations, Mark Anthony Brewing!
  Congratulations to Mark Anthony Brewing on its new 1.3 million-sq-ft state-of-the-art brewery and packaging facility in Columbia, South Carolina which was awarded the  Manufacturing Innovation Award from ProFood World.  PDA was proud to support them on the project via the customization of Krones' LMS. Below is an excerpt from…

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Saving the World in Under 30 Minutes
  It was a great evening of teambuilding for Process and Data Automation! A healthy work-life balance is something that we always strive for. It's even better when it's experienced together.  By the way, we totally saved the world within 28 minutes, but that's no big deal for this team…

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Erie High School Signing Day
Thank you to Erie High School for inviting Process and Data Automation to join them for Signing Day. Cheryll Snyder, PHR, SHRM-CP was in attendance to recognize our new German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Chapter apprentices Owen and Bleh. Congratulations gentlemen and welcome to the PDA Team!   Check out this news article about…

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