Category: Manufacturing Best Practices

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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Grantek Safety Expert To Lead Discussion with OSHA Director at Chicago Conference

August 18, 2017

  Jeff Winter, Director of Grantek’s Safety Practice, will be leading an all day joint session at the Chicagoland Safety, Health & Environmental Conference on September 21, 2017. The event will be held at the Naperville Campus of Northern Illinois University. Jeff and Carlos Gallegos, Assistant Area Director with OSHA, will discuss machine safety from

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Setting up for Smart Manufacturing Success

August 15, 2017

By: Jim Toman, Sr. Director, Practice Development, Grantek Systems Integration There’s a lot of buzz in the industry right now, like nothing I’ve seen in a quarter century of working in this field.  Technologies including IIoT, combined with machine learning and cloud-based mobile features, promise to remake the landscape in terms of manufacturing optimization and flexibility. 

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Grantek Expert on Cyber Security Shares Insight with MESA International

August 1, 2017

Chris Hamilton, Director – Industrial IT/OT and Cyber Security at Grantek, wrote about Cyber Security in Manufacturing for Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International. MESA International is a worldwide not-for-profit community of manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, consulting service providers, analysts, editors, academics and students. Please click here to read

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