Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software from Bystronic Inc. (Elgin, IL) is the ultimate navigation system for production management in sheet metal processing. They have partnered with Lantek Systems, Inc. (Mason, OH) to combine their expertise in machine tools and software design and create a system that allows users to record, plan, and evaluate every individual manufacturing step of their sheet metal production process. Users manage individual manufacturing steps according to defined timelines and realize potential process improvement possibilities. MES software interlinks all of the manufacturing steps, guides sheet metal parts on their ideal path through the production process, and creates digital transparency across the entire added-value chain of sheet metal products. All of the steps – from the incoming order through to the shipping of the completed product – are digitally recorded so that products can be manufactured according to defined timelines. The capabilities of MES go even further: It is the brain for the entire production process, never forgetting an order in spite of the hectic activity of day-to-day business. It is forward-thinking, maintaining an overview of all the open production parts in the order pool.
Combilift and Author Join Forces on New Kids’ Book
Award-winning Combilift and award-winning author, Emer Conlon, have produced a children’s storybook that features forklift heroes and teaches important values. The ‘combi-nation’ has the added benefit of educating young kids and their parents about the company’s equipment and the material handling industry.
ARCH Cutting Tools Takes Top Place in ANCA Competition
A complex, multifunctional tool measuring an inch in diameter with a long functional cutting length, the ARCH tool checked every box to win the prestigious ANCA Tool of the Year 2020.