Pepsi Bottling Reaps Immediate Benefits from Optimized Packaging Plant (OPP)
Optimized Packaging Plant brings Pepsi Bottling Group immediate improvements in training, diagnostics, maintenance and productivity.
Siemens technology is helping Pepsi Bottling Group (PBG) increase quality and reliability in its operations delivering a high degree of manufacturing flexibility. A great example is the South Moscow planta state-of-the-art greenfield facility which started producing Lipton teas in June 2009. Here, Siemens and PBG worked together to conceptualize and execute an Optimized Packaging Plant (OPP) that has brought immediate improvements in training, diagnostics, maintenance and productivity.
Pepsi Bottling Group prides itself on its clear vision and commitment to operational excellence. With annual sales of $14 billion globally, PBG's operations extend beyond the United States to Mexico, Canada, Spain, Greece, Turkey, and Russia. In 2008, its international footprint represented 72 percent of PBG's total growth... Read more
Tips for a Successful Plantwide Network Deployment
It wasn't that long ago that industrial operations like factories had at least two separate networks and most often many more than that.
Not only were these networks disparate entities that did not share information, they were most often completely different proprietary technologies. The office systems ran on Ethernet while the plant floor ran on numerous altogether different and incompatible technologies, like PROFIBUS and PROFINET.
It is no secret that this situation is changing rapidly. Many companies have already adopted Industrial Ethernet networks in the production space, unifying their architecture and enabling plantwide networkingwhich is the foundation for vertical integration, giving you a single, consolidated network infrastructure... Read more
The Changing Winds of Sustainable Manufacturing
Wind can play crucial role in driving energy efficiency and pricing stability while saving money in companies' sustainability plans.
Having some kind of environmental sustainability plan is rapidly transforming from a choice to an imperative. With dramatic pressure being heaped on manufacturers by customers, public opinion, business partners and regulators, it's really not will you go green, but when and how.
According to Dr. Stephen Stokes, vice president of business and climate change for AMR Research, sustainability is rapidly becoming a critical element in any manufacturer's business plan “especially when it is considered as a means for driving energy and emission efficiency”... Read more
Video Tutorials: SIMATIC Basic HMI Panels Explained
Selection and Application Guide video presentation for choosing a New SIMATIC Basic HMI Panel.
Learn what you need to know about selecting and applying a SIMATIC Basic HMI panel on your next automation project. This 7 minute video presentation will quickly explain how these new HMI panels can improve your process or machine operation and provide cost saving benefits... View now