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WATERFORD, Mich., July 26, 2012 – Kors Engineering, a premier service provider for manufacturing and industrial organizations, today announced that its clients using the PleXML tool have collectively reached the two hundred million transactions threshold of exchanging data between machines on the plant floor and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
PleXML, integrated with Cloud-based ERP solution Plex Online, helps manufacturers by storing and sharing data related to quality, production, traceability, label printing and many other functions. PleXML automates transactions with plant floor machines through programmable logic controllers (PLCs), third party controllers, human machine interfaces (HMIs), visual management systems, bar code readers, printers and other systems.
PleXML enables manufacturers to leverage machine data that has always been available, but previously inaccessible without a great deal of effort due to inefficient legacy architecture and protocols.
“Kors Engineering’s integration of its PleXML tool at multiple Plex Online customer plants has resulted in improved effectiveness and reduced waste that wouldn’t be possible without direct connectivity to plant floor equipment,” stated Plex Systems Vice President Patrick Fetterman. “The combination of plant equipment integration with Cloud ERP software Plex Online is an exciting advancement in the evolution of the plant floor for manufacturers. With PleXML, PLCs and other manufacturing systems can interact with the Plex Online systems, contributing information, and accepting direction from the ERP/MES components of Plex Online”.
“Two hundred million automated transactions validate our position that integrating the plant floor with PleXML and Plex Online provides quantifiable improvements in manufacturing processes,” said Kors Engineering President Tony Kaczmarek. “Each piece of equipment provides relevant, real-time data that can help businesses run more efficiently and reduce decision cycles. There is not a more effective method to improve accuracy, efficiency and provide transparency from the plant floor to business decision makers.”