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Learn how best-in-class companies stay competitive. Polytron shares our Resources and Insights to help you better understand production issues or strategies to take your manufacturing to the next level.


Obsolescence – Operating on Borrowed Time

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Hear a discussion of the state of aging automation assets within the manufacturing environment and its impact as more and more of these assets are becoming obsolete.  We’ll discuss risks associated with these aging assets, options for mitigating these risks, our approach for executing automation migration projects, typical scenarios and finally opportunities that come with […] » Read more

Driving Quality with Manufacturing Intelligence


An automotive component manufacturer was having challenges maintaining, troubleshooting, and upgrading their legacy quality control and parts tracking system. A new system was designed around industrial hardware and Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software to allow for standardized software upgrades as needed, easy troubleshooting, and support by vendor-trained programmers. » Read more

Hanging by a Wire – Industrial Network Convergence

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The existing network was over 15 years old with an aging infrastructure of wiring and Ethernet. Although, new data requirements for plant reporting were initiated, the system had not been upgraded to keep up with the manufacturer’s changing needs. The project would need to be invisible to plant operations with minimal disruptions. To accomplish this, the installation […] » Read more

Job Hazard Checklist

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Safe working conditions continue to rank in OSHA’s Top 10 violations for manufacturing.  Taking a proactive step to evaluate your current work environment will begin the process of lowering your risks and hazard levels.  Polytron’s complimentary Job Hazard Checklist is easy to follow. » Read more

Juicing Up HMI Performance with ACP Thinmanager

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Polytron jumped in to help a major juice processor and bottler resolve hardware and software issues with approximately 100 Human Machine Interface (HMI) terminals at their facility. The bottler found that maintenance and replacement of failed computers, required software updates, and the multitude of applications, resulted in production downtime and overall inefficiencies. » Read more

New Approaches to Asset Management Yield Big Energy Savings

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Intelligent use of control systems can maximize the energy efficiency of industrial equipment by, among other things, making sure equipment runs only when needed to support plant operations. Featured in April 2014 Control Engineering Magazine, Industrial Energy Supplement » Read more

Rockwell Automation Machinery Safety Solution Partner

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Polytron, Inc. becomes North America’s first designated Rockwell Automation Machinery Safety Solutions Partner. This new Machinery Safety designation is reserved for a group of systems integrators that pass a thorough assessment of their safety application expertise, experience and capabilities, and shows a commitment to maintaining excellence in machinery safety applications over the long term.  News and Noteworthy, TheJournal, April 2014 » Read more

2014 Polytron Training Brochure

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We know that the level of efficiency of your operation is determined by the level of excellence of your people. We understand that one of your greatest assets is your people. The Polytron difference ensures you receive continuity of performance in your plant by connecting your process, people and performance. » Read more

Machine Safety Checklist

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Machine safety continues to rank in OSHA’s Top 10 violations for manufacturing.  Taking a proactive step to evaluate your current machinery, whether legacy or new, will begin the process of lowering your risk and hazard levels.  Polytron’s complimentary Machine Safety Checklist is easy to follow. » Read more

How Do You Balance Connectivity with Security on the Plant Floor?

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Guest Blog on ISA Interchange – February 5, 2014 – Manufacturing facilities increasingly are becoming reliant on network connectivity to improve operational efficiency.  Getting an internet connection on the plant floor without running it through the enterprise IT department is quick and it gets the job done – as long as the network is only […] » Read more