Five Misconceptions of Manufacturing Software

Whether your shop is small or large, technology is changing the way you work. From how you produce to how you buy; it is not going away.

Tips to Calculate Fabrication Software ROI

The number one question any good business is going to ask when having a discussion for a new business investment is “What is my Return on Investment on this?” It is not only a common question, but it is also a very fair question.

Lantek MES + Lantek Analytics = the best combination for the Digital Factory

The challenges placed before us by Industry 4.0 in attaining a digital factory with optimum results require solutions that will help us to overcome them in solvent and error-free manner. Conscious of these challenges, Lantek has developed solutions that make it possible to gather and analyze plant data in real time and, in parallel, to improve decision-making in an aim to make companies more competitive. The joining forces of the traditional Manufacturing Execution System and data analysis, through Lantek Analytics and Lantek MES, serves as a base for advanced and intelligent manufacturing.

The imperative IT/OT convergence in the industrial sector to make progress with digitization

There’s still quite a way to go in the industrial sector’s journey towards digitization. Many companies, especially the smallest ones, don’t have segregated IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) networks, instead, all of the equipment is connected to one single network which leads directly to the Internet. In others, generally the largest ones, the workshop’s network is separated from the office’s network by means of a firewall, making it possible to control communication between the two worlds in a very granular manner.

Multi-location - digitization: the vaccine that the metal industry needs

The industrial sector, like many others, is facing a period of uncertainty as the economic and business scenario has been radically transformed over the last few months by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing’s for sure: emerging intact from such a delicate situation doesn’t just depend on ourselves; there are many intervening factors and they are closely connected, such as the recovery of the major world powers’ economies, the measures taken by the governments in each country or the evolution of the virus itself.