07 Apr '17, 3pm

Smart Manufacturing, the Modular Way

Smart Manufacturing, the Modular Way

The most common move toward smart manufacturing may be step-by-step, application-by-application. When automation vendors show off their impressive advanced manufacturing operations, they often point to greenfield installations, those new plants that deploy smart manufacturing from the ground up. Yet the more common move toward smart manufacturing is in the world of brownfield installations using older equipment. “The average age of a plant in North America is 40 years old, and we do 40% of our business here,” Greg Newman, VP of Marketing at Parsec told Design News . “There is a lot of brownfield rather than greenfield, and that’s part of the reason we went to a modular system.” Not surprisingly, we heard this refrain over and over at the Advanced Design and Manufacturing show in Cleveland last month. Manufacturers attending the conference asked how they can deploy advanced...

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