Grantek Joins Westburne and Rockwell Automation at Safety Event

September 15, 2017

Grantek, along with other industry leaders, will be presenting at: Modern Safety Thinking for Improved Safety and Productivity. The event will be held on September 20th at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby, BC. Michael Gair P.Eng., Senior Director – Engineering at Grantek, will speak throughout the full-day seminar. Attendees will learn how to dramatically


From Source Water to USP Purified Water – Is Your System Meeting Your Needs?

September 15, 2017

Manufacturing Operations depend on processing Source Water into the appropriate USP Purified Water.  It is one of the most critical processes at each manufacturing site.  If you are responsible for purified water in your operations, you need systems that are reliable in their output every day. Some of the most frequently asked questions, like “Why


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


National Safety Council Names Grantek Director a 2017 Rising Star of Safety

September 5, 2017

Jeff Winter, Director of Safety Practice at Grantek has been named a Rising Star of Safety by the National Safety Council (NSC). The young professionals being inducted into the 2017 class are finding new solutions to age-old problems. “Our award winners recognize that safety is a journey rather than a destination,” Deborah A.P. Hersman, President


Grantek to Present at Inductive Automation’s ICC’17 in Folsom, CA

August 22, 2017

Grantek’s Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Consulting, Ian Tooke, will be presenting at Inductive Automation’s ICC’17 in Folsom, CA. ICC’17 will take place over 3 days (September 18-20) and will bring together the community of Ignition users. Attendees will get expert tips from Ignition trainers, see real-world Ignition projects from other industries, and talk


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


Setting up for Smart Manufacturing Success

August 15, 2017

By: Jim Toman, Director, Smart Manufacturing Practice, 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. 


Windows Server 2003 – Still alive, but not well

August 11, 2017

By: Isaac Guevara, ICS Network Design Associate, Grantek Systems Integration On July 14, 2015 Microsoft officially ended support (or “End of Life” – EOL) for Windows Server 2003. This was said to be the “biggest security threat of 2015” Jamie Hinks, link. That means that since July 2015, any form of Microsoft support such as hotfixes, security patches,


Video: Cyber Security Webinar: Production or Patching? Mature companies choose both

August 8, 2017

Cyber Security is an evolving threat. Recent examples of Cyber Security threats disrupting business operations and corporate reputations have renewed the need to explore updated best practices. Presented by Chris Hamilton, Director – Industrial IT/OT and Cyber Security at Grantek, this webinar provides an opportunity to learn how to safeguard your processes and procedures. Click


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