WATERFORD TOWNSHIP — Kors Engineering announced that its clients using the PleXML tool have collectively reached the 200 million transactions threshold of exchanging data between machines on the plant floor and enterprise resource planning systems.
PleXML, integrated with cloud-based ERP solution Plex Online, helps manufacturers by storing and sharing data related to quality, production, traceability, label printing and many other functions. PleXML automates transactions with plant floor machines through programmable logic controllers (PLCs), third party controllers, human machine interfaces (HMIs), visual management systems, bar code readers, printers and other systems.
PleXML enables manufacturers to leverage machine data that has always been available, but previously inaccessible without a great deal of effort due to inefficient legacy architecture and protocols.
“Kors Engineering’s integration of its PleXML tool at multiple Plex Online customer plants has resulted in improved effectiveness and reduced waste that wouldn’t be possible without direct connectivity to plant floor equipment,” said Plex Systems vice president Patrick Fetterman. “The combination of plant equipment integration with Cloud ERP software Plex Online is an exciting advancement in the evolution of the plant floor for manufacturers. With PleXML, PLCs and other manufacturing systems can interact with the Plex Online systems, contributing information, and accepting direction from the ERP/MES components of Plex Online.”
“Two hundred million automated transactions validate our position that integrating the plant floor with PleXML and Plex Online provides quantifiable improvements in manufacturing processes,” said Kors Engineering President Tony Kaczmarek. “Each piece of equipment provides relevant, real-time data that can help businesses run more efficiently and reduce decision cycles. There is not a more effective method to improve accuracy, efficiency and provide transparency from the plant floor to business decision makers.”
Kors Engineering is a systems integrator and automation and controls provider for manufacturers and other industrial facilities. Kors Engineering delivers quantifiable results in cost reductions, time savings and process efficiencies. For nearly 35 years, Kors Engineering has executed projects to improve systems and business processes on the shop floor and throughout the entire enterprise.
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