Category: Manufacturing Best Practices

Grantek Featured in March Issue of Control Magazine

March 18, 2019

The March 2019 issue of Control Magazine includes an article that highlights Grantek’s Smart Manufacturing knowhow. Click Here to Read the Control Magazine Article This article outlines the technological improvements of process historians as they’ve migrated from boxes onto faster microprocessors and fully software-based formats. Grantek’s Director, Smart Manufacturing Practice, Sam Russem was quoted throughout the

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Video: Missed Opportunities when Planning a Smart Manufacturing Transformation

February 13, 2019

Grantek’s Smart Manufacturing Practice has released a new video. Missed Opportunities when Planning a Smart Manufacturing Transformation is now available by clicking here. This video features Sam Russem, Grantek’s Director of Smart Manufacturing Practice and Mike Yost, President of MESA International. Delivered by Grantek’s Director of Smart Manufacturing Practice, this video is the next installment

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Webinar: Smart Manufacturing Transformation in 2019 – February 13th at 2pmET/11amPT

January 22, 2019

Grantek will be hosting a Smart Manufacturing Webinar on Wednesday, February 13th at 2pmET/11amPT. Smart Manufacturing in 2019: Missed Opportunities when Planning a Smart Manufacturing Transformation will be your chance to hear directly from Sam Russem, Grantek’s Director of Smart Manufacturing Practice. Click Here to Register Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) can help maximize performance, increase

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Clean-in-place (CIP) in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

August 27, 2018

Clean-in-place (CIP) is a cleaning method used mainly in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. CIP can be implemented to clean vessels, interior surfaces of pipes, filters, process equipment, and fittings, without disassembly. The water used to clean pharmaceutical production equipment must be as high quality as the water used for production. This means purified water capacity

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VIDEO: MES Solutions – Beyond Compliance: The Top 3 Benefits of Digital Track and Trace

June 28, 2018

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) can help maximize performance, increase productivity, reduce waste and ensure product quality in manufacturing operations. Digital Track and Trace, integrated with MES, can provide a competitive advantage for those looking to improve productivity while also ensuring regulatory compliance. This video will help firms realize the benefits of implementing Digital Track and

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MES Webinar – The Top 3 Benefits of Digital Track and Trace/MES Solutions | June 28, 2018 – 2pmET

June 8, 2018

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) can help maximize performance, increase productivity, reduce waste and ensure product quality in manufacturing operations. Digital Track and Trace, integrated with MES, can provide a competitive advantage for those looking to improve productivity while also ensuring regulatory compliance. This webinar will help firms realize the benefits of implementing Digital Track and

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Grantek Expert to Present at Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing Webinar Hosted by Inductive Automation – March 21, 2018 at 9amPT/12pmET

March 7, 2018

Jim Toman, Director of the Smart Manufacturing Practice/Practice Development at Grantek, will present at the Inductive Automation Webinar: Getting Started with Lean Manufacturing, Beginning Steps for Continuous Improvement on March 21st. The webinar is hosted by Inductive Automation, a Grantek partner. Inductive Automation created Ignition software, the first truly universal industrial application platform for connecting

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MESA International and Gartner Announce 6th Annual “Business Value of MES” Survey for Manufacturers

November 13, 2017

MESA International and Gartner have been examining the Business Value of MES together for the past five years and are pleased to announce the 6th annual “Business Value of MES” survey. Manufacturers are encouraged to complete this confidential survey before the research window closes on November 24th. Participation in this short, 10-minute survey will help provide

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Upgrading PLC Hardware, Do It Right

October 2, 2017

By: Jacob Chapman, Manager, Client Solutions at Grantek Systems Integration As a systems integrator, Grantek has the opportunity to see the insides of new facilities every day.  We see what some do better than others and regularly discuss strengths and weaknesses with our clients.  With this experience, Grantek harnesses incredible knowledge of what industrial facilities

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PLC-5 to CLX – A Path Through The Seen and Unseen Risk

September 8, 2017

The need to migrate away from PLC-5 controllers has become a reality at manufacturing sites. The Allen-Bradley PLC-5 has had a useful lifespan, and that lifespan has reached its endpoint with the product line officially being discontinued in June 2017. However, unlike products that can simply be replaced and upgraded, the lifespan of a PLC-5

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