Polytron Awarded 2024 System Integrator of the Year
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by bbrannen
4M ago
Polytron Leadership team from left to right. Richard Phillips, director of smart manufacturing, Ron Rich, CEO, Rande Allen, VP, sales, Damien Stahl, VP operations. “Being recognized and receiving this award is significant. It is tangible representation that our core values of character, service, excellence, passion, creativity, trust and teamwork are being lived out in day-to-day work recognized by our clients, suppliers and the industry. It reflects our mission statement: Putting innovation to work and making a positive impact on the quality of life.” said Ron Rich, CEO, Polytron, winner in t ..read more
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Improving efficiency through algorithmic production scheduling
Polytron Blog
by bbrannen
5M ago
Beginning in 2017, food and beverage manufacturer Farmer Brothers began its shift to Industry 4.0 by integrating the TrakSYS manufacturing execution system (MES) platform into its operations. The new MES platform takes into account multiple factors, such as floor constraints, weighted priorities, changeover time between SKUs and planned line throughput to create an optimally sequenced schedule capable of maximizing efficiency. Read the full case study by Joshua Montoya, Farmer Brothers and Brandon Brock, Polytron. . The post Improving efficiency through algorithmic production scheduling appe ..read more
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LET’S MEET IN BOSTON
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by bbrannen
6M ago
Are you headed to Boston for Automation Fair? Let’s Talk About Production Efficiency. Our Project Management and Leadership Team will be at Automation Fair and we invite you to meet with us November 6-9, 2023. Connect over a cup of coffee, quick lunch or standup meeting on the tradeshow floor. CONTACT US to request a meeting. The post LET’S MEET IN BOSTON appeared first on Polytron ..read more
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Choosing the Right Safety Devices
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by bbrannen
9M ago
Automation World, 07/18/2023 Automation may take a few human workers off the factory floor, but remaining personnel—as well as all equipment and machinery—require protection. Fortunately, there is a wide array of safety devices available that target specific applications in the discrete, batch and continuous processing industries. Polytron’s Machine Safety Services Manager, Travis Holley joins others to discuss how to choose the right safety devices. Read Full Article The post Choosing the Right Safety Devices appeared first on Polytron ..read more
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Four Examples of Evolved Industrial Control Room
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by bbrannen
1y ago
By Richard Phillips, director of smart manufacturing with Polytron, Inc. and CSIA member. Programmable control systems such as PLC and DCS systems have been around for 50+ years with improvements being made each year courtesy of faster processors, more memory and greater functionality. The key trends that we are seeing related to control systems are not so much about the control-system technology itself, but more affected by changes with skilled labor availability and emerging Industry 4.0 technologies. Read the Full Article The post Four Examples of Evolved Industrial Control Room appea ..read more
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Polytron, Inc. has Moved
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by bbrannen
1y ago
We are excited to announce that Polytron, Inc. has relocated. We moved to the Satellite Place complex near our previous home of 15 years. As we celebrate 40 years of successfully serving you, we look forward to many, many more. Our new address is: 3097 Satellite Blvd, Bldg. 700, Ste. 200,  Duluth, GA 30096 The post Polytron, Inc. has Moved appeared first on Polytron ..read more
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Polytron Celebrates 40 Years
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by bbrannen
1y ago
Polytron, Inc., celebrates 40 years of delivering engineering excellence to Fortune 500 manufacturers across North America. Over the years, a solid foundation of values has sustained consistent high-quality engineering solution delivery and thought leadership to our customers in this ever-evolving market. Polytron has a proven track record with strong, long-term relationships, evidence that Polytron has a reliable, trusted reputation as our clients’ strategic partner. Read More The post Polytron Celebrates 40 Years appeared first on Polytron ..read more
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The Changing Face of Operator Interface
Polytron Blog
by bbrannen
1y ago
From mobile devices to AR/VR, technology is brining new features to HMI, Control Design, Nov. 2022 What have been the biggest improvements to operator-interface technology in the past five years? Portable devices like smart phones and tablets as well as wearables bring information to the manufacturing users who many times are not sitting at their desks or in front of an operator-interface terminal (OIT) but are in other areas of the plant. We are seeing many applications that leverage these technologies. Serving up digital-workflow instructions to smart phones, tablets and wearables has b ..read more
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Happy Holidays
Polytron Blog
by bbrannen
1y ago
As we turn the page on 2022, we would like to thank you for your trust and continued confidence. We look forward to a successful 2023 and wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season. From all of us at Polytron   The post Happy Holidays appeared first on Polytron ..read more
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Integrated, Actionable Data Improves OEE
Polytron Blog
by bbrannen
1y ago
October 21, 2022, An Interview with Robin Cobb, PE, PMP, Sr. Project Manager, Polytron Polytron helps a global beverage producer leverage data to find opportunities to increase efficiency without replacing aging equipment. “The first thing we did was an audit,” Robin says. Polytron performed a detailed inventory to better understand what type of data the various pieces of equipment were collecting, and how the data was being stored. From there, “it was all about connectivity,” Robin says. Polytron had to find a way to bring all the data together centrally so they could run algorithms and perf ..read more
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