AMT Rick GSI article-MODAMT’s Vice President of Sales Rick Vanden Boom authored “Revamped HMI Provides Better Process Control,” originally published in Control Engineering’s 2019 Global Systems Integrator Report.

A recent project by AMT involved adding robotic material handling and custom automation for a thermoforming customer in the food & beverage industry. The automation was designed to fit between and connect two existing manufacturing processes on multiple production lines in a 24/7 continuous operation. While the basic process appeared to be straightforward, the details and unexpected variants in the product and application proved otherwise.

Download the full article to learn about the project’s challenges and key takeaways from lessons learned:

  • Variation in the product caused by line-specific equipment
  • Environmental factors such as temperature and humidity
  • Physical constraints due to existing equipment and available floor space
  • Variation in nested product stack length


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