Grantek Project Named 2020 ICC Discover Gallery Finalist
September 16, 2020
Inductive Automation has named a Grantek project a 2020 Ignition Community Conference (ICC) Discover Gallery finalist. The Discover Gallery is a video showcase of the most exceptional real-world Ignition applications built by the members of the global Ignition community. The 2020 ICC Virtual Discover Gallery is the best place to see world-class real Ignition projects from many industries and countries.
For this project, Grantek created a solution for SiO2 that involved both Ignition and Sepasoft’s Business Connector and Web Services modules. SiO2 was scaling up its production process and also investing in a new ERP system. To get maximum value out of the ERP, SiO2 wanted to implement an MES system to improve work-order handling and reconciliation. The solution, built on Ignition and Sepasoft, allowed SiO2 to reduce the number of ERP workstations needed by about 20. This led to significant savings in licensing costs, hardware costs, and IT operating expenses moving forward. Return on investment is expected within one year. And the project was delivered in approximately one year, from requirements-gathering to commissioning. Grantek helped SiO2 develop requirements; handle work-order management, OEE, and recipe management; and tie into the ERP system with Sepasoft.
Grantek’s Ryan Thompson, a Client Solutions Director working out of our Florida office, oversaw this project for our client SiO2. SiO2 is a materials science company with deep roots in chemistry and engineering. The company uses proprietary, advanced material science to bring its clients’ innovation to life. SiO2’s patented technology applies a unique glass-like barrier onto any plastic surface. Its products are engineered to combine the durability and dimensional precision of plastic with the physical and barrier properties of glass.