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  • New: Sharing automation knowledge articles on automation and information solutions including ideas about how to optimize your facility and increase the return on your investment.
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  • Tips and Tricks for How to Trend in Logix Designer and RSLogix 5000
    It is important to understand trending in Logix Designer and RSLogix 5000, the one application to configure, program and maintain the entire Allen-Bradley Logix 5000 family of controller’s products and related devices. Its intuitive programming environment allows users to work collaboratively to design and maintain their systems.
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  • Configuration Management and Version Control for System Integrators
    As seen in Automation World, version control woes are still a real issue for many system integrators. Of course, they try to manage all the content associated with your projects, but sooner or later things can get out of hand and they end up in situations where they are spending a lot of time on just finding, recovering or recreating work that has already been done. The good news is th...
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  • It is Past Time to Migrate from Allen Bradley PLC-5 to ControlLogix
    We have known for several years that as of June 2017, the PLC-5 Control System will be discontinued by Rockwell Automation and no longer be available. Rockwell is encouraging customers to migrate from the PLC-5 Control System to the ControlLogix Control System. If not, companies may be reduced to looking for spare parts on eBay.
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  • AI and Manufacturing - Part 1: Four Critical Questions
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the concept of developing machines with intelligence. Not a new concept, AI is an evolution of machine learning we have seen for decades, and it can – and will – affect manufacturing. Here are four critical questions you should be able to answer about AI:
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  • Using Mentoring and Extensive Client Engagement to Grow Professionally
    Now that I have been in my chosen career field of industrial automation for almost a year and a half, it’s a good time to look back on what’s gone right and what could be improved as I continue to grow professionally. Having recently been promoted to a Consultant II, I know that the biggest factor contributing to my promotion included adding to my skill set. In order to do that, I need...
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  • Why Critical Industrial Data is More Secure in the Cloud
    General feedback from some of the largest companies in the world indicate that they do not feel comfortable storing intellectual property or sensitive industrial data in a public cloud facility. Largely, this is due to fear of this information falling into the hands of competitors.
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  • How System Integrators Can Help Purchasing Reach Their Goals
    As a project manager for a system integration company, I am constantly quoting projects with customers.  An example of a typical scenario for a large project would be receiving a bid package, having a walk down meeting, asking questions and then working on the proposal.  The proposal is then submitted and I anxiously await the call to find out if we are in the running for the final dec...
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  • Webinar: How AI is Transforming Smart Manufacturing
    Leaders from MESA International, Bennit.AI and Avid Solutions will discuss how the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI) are changing the way we manufacture products and paving the way for the factories of the future.
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  • Troubleshooting Lessons from a Factory Acceptance Test
    We have all had that wonderful experience of getting to the end of a project, and stepping back to admire the glory after months of hard work.  After all the hours of programming, testing the programming, getting new information from the customer so that it’s necessary to go back and change the programming – the end is in sight.  At this point, for most projects, there still remains th...
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  • Avid Solutions Named a Rockwell Automation Solution Partner
    I am proud to say that Avid Solutions has joined the Rockwell Automation Solution Partner Program. Our fast-growing system integration company now joins an elite group of system integrators that meet Rockwell program criteria for operational excellence, application expertise and customer focus. Avid Solutions achieved the Solution Partner level by possessing the industry and applicatio...
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  • The Importance of Leadership in Industrial Automation
    Whether you are new to the world of industrial automation or you have been in this field for a while - there are some challenges that are encountered every time a new automation project is begun.
  • Successful Project in the Power Generation Industry
    The importance of proper clean up and disposal of coal ash cannot be understated. It is imperative that this be done correctly to protect the environment. The power generation industry is spending thousands of hours studying data, building enhanced groundwater and surface water protection programs and identifying closure options that protect people and the environment in a cost-effecti...
  • A Backup Plan for a Batch-Ready System
    The process of replacing an existing batch system and providing for more transparency involves developing a system capable of full batch processsing but also of running phases manually if the full system becomes unavailable. 
  • Avid Solutions: Green to Guru–Accelerating the New Grad Transition
    According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) onboarding is “the process by which new hires get adjusted to the social and performance aspects of their jobs quickly and smoothly. They learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviors required to function effectively within an organization.”
  • The Goal of Avid Solutions is to Create a Perfect Candidate Experience
    During my more than five years at Avid Solutions, it has been both challenging and rewarding to be aligned with a company that consistently moves our candidate experience in the right direction. Our HR department works very hard to ensure that all of our candidates and employees have a special experience at Avid Solutions.
  • Avid Solutions Named One of the Triad's 50 Fastest-Growing Companies
    The Triad Business Journal recently named Avid Solutions one of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the area. The Triad Business Journal ranks each of the nominated companies based both YOY dollar growth and percentage growth. To be considered, companies must have completed three full fiscal years and had $2 million or more in revenues in 2015, and their US headquarters must be...
  • Automating Industrial Automation:The Benefit of Relational Data Models (Or Discovering Microsoft Access)
    The goals of both automation solutions providers and their customers include working on higher quality projects on a faster schedule with increased value. The key to developing a superior project is automating automation. A variety of tools, programs, and macros are available to reduce the algorithmic piece of a project. This frees up the engineers to spend less time copying templates ...
  • Becoming a Thought Leader in Industrial Automation (Or a Related Field)
    Thought leadership is a term that is used widely but it varies in definition, which often makes it difficult to navigate a clear path to thought leader status. It can be challenging to pinpoint what a thought leader truly is and how one goes about achieving that title or career status.
  • MES Is Dead
    As seen in Automation World, the idea that your company can gain a significant leg up on the competition by implementing a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is over.  If your plant is not already reducing waste, identifying bottlenecks, and coordinating data across the corporation, then you are behind the curve and playing catch up.
  • How to Ensure a Successful Start-Up after an Automation System Upgrade
    In the United States, 94% of plants miss their scheduled start date after a process control systems upgrade. When schedules slip, expenses add up quickly. For plants operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, a single day of lost production can cost $600,000 or more. At that rate, the price of a delayed start-up will surpass your capital investment within a week. Fortunately, with some advance plann...
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  • STEM – A Glimpse into the World of Industrial Process Control
    The engineers at Avid Solutions enjoy sharing their love for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects. The awareness of the importance of STEM education has been growing for the past half century. School-aged children are exposed to science and math regularly. However, the distinctions between what it takes to be a scientist, a mathematician or an engineer are ...
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