Process Optimization as a Trade-off

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It’s Simple Solutions Wednesday. Today we talk about optimization using a simple process example. When aiming to leverage full potential of the process, two scenarios can occur: the increase in a parameter with small intervals results in greater production output; the increase in the parameter is pushed too far resulting in negative effects becoming more significant than the increase in production […]

Production Optimization or the Major Approach in Industrial Decision-Making

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Nowadays, decisions-making of a factory is shaped by four forces: market (decisions related to volume & quality); economic (cost reduction targets); social (safety standards); environmental (sustainability initiatives). Providing solutions to all of the above challenges, process optimization takes an important place in the decision-making toolkit of a contemporary manufacturer. As a quantitative tool for industrial […]

Continuous Improvement: Why & How It’s Practiced

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Business process improvement often begins with setting a big project goal and planning an extensive scope of action for a short-term period. This approach is based on the assumption that the greater goal will inspire and provide motivation to act and deliver results to those involved. In practice, it may result in failure to deliver […]

Temperature Control in a Production Process

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In many production processes the temperature is an important parameter for the end result of the product. Consequently, knowing how to control temperature is critical to proper operation. This is regardless of the process being manual or automated. When aiming to control temperature in the production process, it is important to take into account the […]

Process Automation based on the Price of Electrical Energy

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Historically, the price of electrical energy has been fixed and based on the price of fossil fuels required to generate the energy. Therefore, it did not matter when energy was used. That resulted in great demands on electrical power from many users at the same time and caused peaks of demands. These peak demands happen […]