Entries by Katy Todd

A Guide to Digitizing Factories for SMEs

As we covered in a previous post, businesses of all sizes can benefit from a customized automation solution that’s built around their goals and processes. Gone are the days of automation technology being reserved for only the largest enterprises. However, you may still be wondering what exactly automation may look like for your organization. In […]

The Latest Industry 4.0 Solutions for SMEs

We often encounter clients who think their businesses are too small to benefit from the latest Industry 4.0 technology. They don’t want to invest in automation technology because they believe their budgets are too tight to justify the benefits. However, this perspective couldn’t be further from the truth. When you partner with a team of […]

The Differences Between DCS and SCADA

When automating manufacturing processes, both a distributed control system (DCS) and a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system are essential for a comprehensive automation platform. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at each, clarify their differences, and explore how they can be used to elevate operational efficiency at every stage of the […]

The Relationship Between MES and Traceability Systems

If your organization wants to take advantage of the latest Industry 4.0 solutions, you need to be integrating manufacturing execution systems (MES) and a product traceability platform into your day-to-day operations. While the two systems accomplish different goals, these goals go hand in hand to streamlining your manufacturing operations. Here’s how. The Role of an […]

Finding the Right Automation Solution for Your Business

If you’ve researched the possibility of deploying an automation solution for your manufacturing facility, you may have encountered so many options that you aren’t sure where or how to begin. That’s understandable as Industry 4.0 developments and the Internet of Things revolution have made the possibilities of automation for manufacturing industries virtually limitless. Instead of […]

The Benefits of Product Traceability

While most people associate product traceability with food recalls, a traceability platform offers much more than just that. If your organization is looking for ways to optimize the production line and manufacturing timelines at your facility, a product traceability platform is a fundamental first step. By allowing you to collect data and monitor every step […]