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A GUIDE TO PRODUCTION CONTROL SOFTWARE SPECIFICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION by Geoff Gartland, Managing Director, PSL Datatrack.

Posted in Technical Members News on 29th May 2019

Production control software is specifically designed to offer a measure of control in the production environment. That in itself begs the question, what do we actually mean by ‘production?’ It may seem like a simple question, but production means many different things to many different people and businesses. Production can be simply defined as the making or manufacturing of components... Read more...

LIVE PRODUCTION INFORMATION FROM PSL DATATRACK STATUS BOARDS

Posted in Technical Members News on 29th May 2019

The contribution that PSL Datatrack production control software can make to subcontract engineering companies looking to improve production efficiency is widely recognised. Many engineering organisations, serving many different manufacturing sectors, are already benefiting from the control and functionality that the software offers. This has been further enhanced with the new 2018 Status Board display system which can give visibility to... Read more...

SECOND-GENERATION TURN-MILL CENTRE FROM INDEX

Posted in Technical Members News on 28th May 2019

The second generation of the successful Index G200 turn-mill centre, designed for highly productive, complete machining of components from bar or billet, has been introduced by the German manufacturer, Index. Available in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East through sole agent Kingsbury, the machine has extensive improvements including increased turning length, up from 400 to 660 mm, a second... Read more...

Filtermist kicks-off investment in skills

Posted in Technical Members News on 17th May 2019

Filtermist kicks-off ‘Learning at Work Week’ with £100,000 investment in skills   A specialist in industrial air filtration and extraction is marking ‘Learning at Work Week’ (13-19th May) by launching a £100,000 investment in upskilling all of its staff across the group.   Filtermist, along with sister companies Multi-Fan Systems, Dustcheck and DCS Group, has committed to giving every employee a minimum of 50... Read more...

£10 million investment in vehicle brake systems production

Posted in Technical Members News on 13th May 2019

Liberty, part of GFG Alliance, a global industrial, metals and energy group, has announced its investment in a £10 million global technology centre in Leamington Spa. By the beginning of 2020, in time for the 100th anniversary of the start of automotive production at the site, all of Liberty’s braking systems design and manufacturing currently in an adjacent plant will... Read more...

ACCURATE INTEGRATED SCHEDULING WITH PSL DATATRACK

Posted in Technical Members News on 7th May 2019

PSL Datatrack’s Scheduler module allows users to plan and maximise the production flow throughout an entire factory, by ensuring that jobs on the shop floor are correctly prioritised and the required materials are always available. However, knowing exactly how much work can actually be processed when taking into account factors such as lights out running and varying shift patterns, as... Read more...

Innovation, partnership and excellence: Subcon is back for 2019!

Posted in World Industry News & Events on 2nd May 2019

      Subcon returns on the 4-6 June 2019 and is once again set to take place at the NEC, Birmingham.  Now in its 43rd year, Subcon remains the UK’s only dedicated event to enable subcontract manufacturing buyers to source suppliers, benchmark capabilities, and form new manufacturing partnerships.   Against a backdrop of profound uncertainty and change within the engineering and manufacturing industries, Subcon... Read more...

Subcon 2019

Posted in World Industry News & Events on 1st May 2019

  SUBCON THE UK'S PREMIER SUBCONTRACT MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN SHOW Subcon is firmly established as the must-attend event for subcontract manufacturing professionals across all industry sectors, looking to source suppliers, benchmark capabilities and secure the right partners to help them remain competitive in a global market. The best of British manufacturing will be on display alongside a wealth of market leading international suppliers all... Read more...

PSL DATATRACK SPANS THE GENERATIONS AT EMPIRE MANUFACTURING

Posted in Technical Members News on 30th Apr 2019

“We find that PSL Datatrack is much more than just an IT software service provider. As they deal with so many businesses they are able to offer advice on practical solutions for the day-to-day running of Empire Manufacturing.” That's the verdict of Director Stuart Wade, whose precision subcontract engineering company has now been using the production control software system across... Read more...

EPHJ-EPMT-SMT Show June 2019

Posted in World Industry News & Events on 29th Apr 2019

EPHJ – EMPT – SMT – the leading showcase event for the high –precision industry – is Switzerland’s largest trade show. In 2018 it brought together more than 800 exhibitors and 20,000 professionals from around the world, continuing the steady annual growth it has enjoyed since it was first organized in 2002.  Our 18th show will take place at Palexpo... Read more...