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3 Tips for Building Better Reports
Effective reporting is very important to an industrial organization: it helps to measure operational performance, identify areas for improvement, and increase accountability among team members. But any report is only as valuable as the data that goes into it. That’s why the key to building more effective reports is not to add fancier charts and graphs but to focus on the data and delivery methods you’re using. These ...
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3 Template Tips for HMI/SCADA Projects
Developing HMI and SCADA projects can be tedious and time-consuming, especially when they involve a high number of repetitive tasks. Copying and pasting components over and over again not only slows you down but also sets you up for problems in the future. Fortunately, there’s a better way to get your project done: templates.
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Quick Alarm System Self-Audit
Alarm systems are meant to help companies avoid costly catastrophes and keep their employees safe. However, the distractions caused by excessive alarm activity can cause serious problems to go unaddressed and grow worse with time. This short self-audit helps you to quickly evaluate how well your alarms are working.
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Ignition v7.7 Upgrade Guide
Thinking of upgrading your existing Ignition system to version 7.7? Can’t wait to get your hands on all those new features? Great! But first, read this short upgrade guide to be prepared.
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Calculating When to Switch Your SCADA
Is it the right time for your company to make the switch to new SCADA software? This worksheet is designed to help you answer this question. After answering the string of questions for each section, tally your score to see if this is the right time to make the move.
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The 3 Most Common Design Mistakes for HMI / SCADA Projects
To help you make the trip as painless as possible, this tip sheet will walk you through a list of some of the most common mistakes made when designing an HMI / SCADA project, along with how you can avoid them.
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4 Graphic Design Tips to Optimize HMIs
To help you design HMI screens that are optimized to improve performance, this tip sheet covers four ways to use one of the most powerful design principles to optimize your HMI projects – creating emphasis.
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Basic ROI Calculation for MES
This is a simple spreadsheet that can help you get started in calculating the ROI of your MES projects.
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OEE Demonstration Tips
In general, the OEE Downtime Module is designed with a great level of flexibility to support a wide variety of production environments. This allows you as an integrator to provide exactly what the customer is asking for. However, it also can make a demo more complicated and care should be taken to understand the customer’s requirements and desires in advance and focus on key features they need.
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6 Resolutions for an Innovative Year
As disruptive technologies transform the manufacturing industry and business in general, innovation has become much more than a buzzword.
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