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Troy, MI, November 10, 2021 — Plex Systems, a Rockwell Automation Company and the leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, today announced the launch of Plex Production Monitoring, a new quick-start solution that helps manufacturers gain visibility into real-time plant floor data. Plex Production Monitoring is an evolution of the widely-deployed Plex Mach2 solution originally created by Kors Engineering, which Plex acquired earlier this year.
Plex Production Monitoring is an out-of-the-box solution that connects to plant floor machines through either a PLC or an edge device. This rapidly deployable solution—which can be implemented in just days— allows manufacturers to create scoreboards and customizable views for operators, supervisors, and the front office, displaying measurements such as downtime, scrap, quality, and production cycles.
“Plex Production Monitoring has made an incredible impact for us from the plant floor to the front office. We have reduced scrap and increased our performance as well as systems reliability,” said Janice D’Amico, Executive Manager of Business Systems and IT at Thai Summit America Corporation. “The clear presentation of this critical information allows our operators to drive higher throughput and efficiency, making them part of the problem-solving team here at Thai Summit America.”
Plex Production Monitoring captures many measurements, providing more visibility and control over plant floor operations. One example is measuring Six Big Losses which gives operators the ability to identify micro-stoppages, reduced speeds, or reduced yields. With this information, operators can address these often-undetected inefficiencies as they occur to drive continuous improvement.
“Manufacturers are under tremendous pressure to reduce cost and improve quality, so the need for a smart manufacturing platform has never been greater,” said Nathan Pieri, Global Vice President of Product Strategy and Execution at Plex Systems. “Plex Production Monitoring delivers robust machine connectivity, OEE reporting, and the visibility needed to continuously improve their production operations.”
“Making the shift towards a digital manufacturing facility can be done in phases,” said Reid Paquin, Research Director at IDC. “Solutions like this from Plex that provide real-time visibility can serve as a great starting point for organizations looking to progress down their digital manufacturing journey.”
To learn more, visit the Plex Production Monitoring webpage.
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SHIFT Communications (on behalf of Plex)