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Sonoco Boosts Production with Machine Data
Our client, Sonoco, wanted to enhance quality while bringing efficiency and effectiveness to their plant floor. Wendy Armel helped Sonoco increase machine uptime by 30%, reduce changeovers by 20%, improve overall efficiency by 15% and increase capacity by 3%. 

Data Aggregation using FactoryTalk Historian Site Edition with Asset Framework

Every IIoT provider wants the data collected in their cloud application so that they can provide “value add.” The reality is this just perpetuates the problem and further fragments the data models that organizations need to make near real-time decisions that affect operations.

Overcoming the Technology Grind
enVista and Stone Technologies successfully implemented an integrated Wonderware MES and Microsoft Dynamics 365 in one weekend for a grain and milling company.

Digital Transformation Begins With Real-Time Monitoring
An Industrial Packaging Company invests in real-time KPI software to push its overall equipment effectiveness levels for its Wisconsin plant.

More Poultry Profits with Better Integrated Systems
To meet interoperability requirements, we must avoid manual data entry, spreadsheets, custom applications and integration points that drive up implementation complexity and support costs. In addition, growth through mergers and acquisitions often result in multiple applications to manage the same processes which also creates barriers to enterprise interoperability, and higher complexity and support costs.

Process, Power and Plant Controls Join Forces to Achieve Performance Gains
These three control types have evolved to use more software and digital components, removing many of the functional obstacles between them and allowing them to communicate more freely.

Rockline Industries Increases OEE Over 20 Percent with Data Analytics Solution
Factory Talk Metrics software replaces manual data collection, providing visibility into operations.

Rockwell Automation’s Plant PAx DCS Enhances Furnace Control for Minnesota Glass Company
Efficiency and quality was key to the customer. Possessing the expertise, we were able to deliver the results they needed. This solution will save the customer over $1 million annually in their gas and electrical budget.

How to Find the Right Recipe for Successful System Integration Systems
Finding the right formula for system integration brings success to Jim Beam and our Stone team.

How Anchor Glass Improved Plant and Energy Efficiencies with a Modern DCS
Stone Technologies addresses data management and energy savings, higher quality, and easier changeovers with a modern distributed control system (DCS) for a glass bottle manufacturer that monitors more than 1,000 data tags and 2,600 detailed and manageable alarms. Overall energy savings from an upgrade project is more than $1.1 million annually; about 15%, or more than $165,000, is due to tighter temperature controls.

MedImmune Integrates Control of Cold-Chain Distribution Center
Maker of FluMist nasal vaccine implements modern DCS to access critical information from disparate systems

Invensys Enables Xcellerex to Achieve Significant Reductions in Operating Costs and Accelerates Time to Market
Xcellerex’s FlexFactory enables companies to achieve significant cost savings in several areas, including a capital investment reduction that can exceed 60 percent.

IMAP Part 1 – Manufacturing IT Services
This white paper discusses the components of an enterprise system and how Stone Technologies’ integrated manufacturing application process uses industry standards to streamline the design and development process for MES projects that are robust, reusable, and scalable.

IMAP Part 2 – MES/MOM Defined
This white paper discusses the definition of Manufacturing Execution Systems and how the ISA95 standard can be used as a framework to dramatically reduce the time required to gather requirements for an MES/MOM solution.

OpenO&M for Manufacturing
This white paper discusses the integration of OSA-EAI and ISA-95/B2MML enabled systems.  This integration is an important step in enabling operations and maintenance to work more effectively together, thus increasing a business’s effectiveness.  The first step in achieving this is to use a consistent mapping between systems.

OpenO&M Whitepaper – CBO for Manufacturing
This whitepaper describes how three industry organizations, MIMOSA, the OPC Foundation, and the ISA’s SP95 Committee are working together to provide the process industries the capability to openly and securely exchange Operations and Maintenance information.

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