Managing Multiple Systems to Run the Packaging Industry

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The consumer goods packaging industry accounts for more than $2 trillion dollars in annual revenue and is spread across a wide range of applications.  From fast food containers, to paperboard and plastic containers of any shape and size, to molded fiber flatware, these are the products that people worldwide use on a daily basis.

The systems used to run this industry are as varied as the companies that manufacture them.  When a global leader in consumer goods packaging and molded fiber products wanted to overhaul their factory information systems and industrial controls with a consistent system that could be deployed across their 13 facilities in North and South America, they called on PREMIER System Integrators. [...]

Moving Forward with a New Thin Client Setup

One of Ireland’s Largest Pharmaceutical Companies Deploys New Thin Client Infrastructure

When it came time to replace old PCs that had been used to manage the critical water operations at one of Ireland’s largest pharmaceutical companies, they called on SolutionsPT and Control & Information Management Ltd (CIM) in Dublin to recommend a new path forward. The customer needed to replace the system they were using to control the clean water input and the wastewater output for all of their facility’s processes. Both were GMP systems, critical to the site’s operation, providing water to the multiple buildings located at the site. [...]

ACP releases ThinManager 7.0 and Relevance Mobile Platform 1.0 to Create the World’s Most Powerful Thin Client, Mobile Management System

ALPHARETTA, GEORGIA—ACP (Automation Control Products) announces the availability of ThinManager 7 to begin shipping on March 3, 2014. The all-new interface brings ThinManager a much more sleek and easy-to-manage user experience. ThinManager 7 also supports the new Relevance mobile platform that allows modern facilities to manage mobile devices. This combination of ThinManager and Relevance will define the era of mixed use computing environments by allowing one software platform to manage every PC, thin client and mobile device. [...]

Extreme Conditions Call for Extreme Solutions

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Grain elevators are facilities at which grains are received, stored, and then distributed for direct use, process manufacturing, or export. Most facilities, however, are home to other operations such as cleaning, drying, and blending. For the most part, these processes have stayed the same for the last 150 years. Of course, better elevators and facilities have been developed and implemented as time has passed, but the basic engineering has stayed the same. In recent decades though, while those same engineering principles have stayed the same, systems and controls changed and evolved as the expansion of computer technology exploded. [...]

ThinManager Moves Factories into the Mobile Future

Technology is a constantly evolving ecosystem within which everything it encounters is presented with the option to adapt or risk becoming antiquated.  At ACP we believe this holds true for the Manufacturing sector, as well as the people who drive it.  History has shown time and time again, that industries only remain competitive if they are willing to adopt and make real use of new technologies that drive efficiency, productivity, and profitability.  Those who choose to ignore or fight against the inevitable evolution of innovation often become mere footnotes in the history of pioneers and juggernauts that continue to thrive today. [...]

ACP Announces Thindustrial13 Conference

Alpharetta, GA — ACP (Automation Control Products), a world leader in industrial software, announces the Thindustrial13 Thin Client Management and Industrial Visualization Conference to be held at the Westin Atlanta Airport Hotel September 10-12, 2013.

ACP will be introducing the soon to be released ThinManager Platform 7, which will debut a new user interface, as well as updates to its popular mobile applications, ThinManager Mobile and ThinManager iTMC.  ACP continues to build on its 14 years of industrial software development by broadening the functionality of its applications to further enhance mobile management and the overall mobile operator experience.  Attendees will experience hands-on demonstrations that will show users how to extend the abilities of Apple iOS and Android OS mobile tablets. [...]

MailBag Friday (#48)

Every Friday, we dedicate this space to sharing solutions for some of the most frequently asked questions posed to our ThinManager Technical Support team.  This weekly feature will help educate ThinManager Platform users and provide them with answers to questions they may have about licenses, installation, integration, deployment, upgrades, maintenance, and daily operation.  Great technical support is an essential part of the ThinManager Platform, and we are constantly striving to make your environment as productive and efficient as possible. [...]

MailBag Friday (#47)

Every Friday, we dedicate this space to sharing solutions for some of the most frequently asked questions posed to our ThinManager Technical Support team.  This weekly feature will help educate ThinManager Platform users and provide them with answers to questions they may have about licenses, installation, integration, deployment, upgrades, maintenance, and daily operation.  Great technical support is an essential part of the ThinManager Platform, and we are constantly striving to make your environment as productive and efficient as possible. [...]