Products (KEP), the manufacturer of marine-grade sunlight readable
displays, flow instrumentation, industrial displays and HMI software,
announced today its line of HMI Operator Interfaces, the KEP MMI Series.
A truly affordable human-machine interface, KEP's new line offers a
variety of full-featured graphic touchscreen display panel sizes that
are designed to fit a variety of operational needs. Backed by a
three-year warranty, the KEP MMI Series of Operator Interfaces is an
economical yet robust solution for any organization's HMI needs.
Ideal for integrators and Original Equipment Manufacturers who want to
reduce cost without sacrificing functionality and reliability, KEP MMI
operator interfaces are designed for use in a wide range of industrial
and process applications. Full-featured, graphic, touchscreen display
panels, the KEP MMI Series displays interface with automated equipment
using programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and deliver impressive
performance at a cost that is less expensive than most competitive
products. "KEP's MMI Series products are ideal for companies who are
looking to save money but are held back by the premium prices demanded
by many HMI vendors," said Frank Colucci, project manager, Kessler-Ellis
Products. "KEP is the 'go to' company for anyone interested in a
complete HMI solution. Our product line offers the most cost effective
solutions and provides customers all of the features they need at an
extremely competitive price.
here to see more
Benefits of Lean IT in Manufacturing
Applying lean to IT can mean better performance, less stress and
significant cost savings.
A conversation with Ryan King is peppered with terms
like kanban, kaizen, process improvement and cycle count. Not unusual
for a plant manager, but King is director of information technology at
ARPAC, a packaging machinery manufacturer based in Schiller Park, Ill.
And like his counterparts on the shop floor, King is intent on using
lean concepts to improve ARPAC's performance.
Framework for IT Investment for Manufacturing
Executives feel vulnerable to three technology-enabled threats:
a)shift in customer expectations to a better or differentiated offering,
b) significant changes in product and service delivery costs and c)the
emergence of new products or services from competitors.
Information technology is changing the competitive
dynamics in the manufacturing industry. For example, manufacturers are
using technology to improve their operational efficiency and use it to
put pricing pressure on their competition; or significantly improve
customer service and use it to steal market share from the competition;
or identify new business opportunities before anyone else and use it to
grow their topline.
Manufacturing Forecasts for Sales, Employment, Capital Spending in
Hear a presentation by Chad Moutray, chief economist
for the National Association of Manufacturers. Moutray will share data
on manufacturers' sales, employment, and capital spending plans for
2012. You'll learn about the biggest challenges manufacturers say
they're currently facing, and what companies' primary drivers of future
growth will be. This free IndustryWeek webinar on Feb. 28 will also
discuss tools that are helping companies create competitive advantage.
INDUSTRYWEEK'S BEST PLANTS CONFERENCE
Don't Miss Out On Your
Plant tours are one of the
highlights of IndustryWeek's annual Best Plants Conference. See
others are implementing continuous improvement in their facilities
ideas to implement at your facility. We recommend registering now
get your first choice of plant tour; they go fast! Once they're
full. This year's lineup includes
Read more about each
tour and reserve your spot today.
Carlisle Brake & Friction Bloomington
Clabber Girl Corporation
Cummins, Inc. Columbus Mid-Range Engine Plant
General Cable, Indianapolis Compounds
Nucor Steel Crawfordsville
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing
Wabash National Corporation