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Learn how best-in-class companies stay competitive. With over 35 years of expertise to help clarify and create confidence, Polytron shares our Resources and Insights to help you better understand production issues or strategies to take your manufacturing to the next level.

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Smart Manufacturing Resources

What Can You Do NOW to Improve Performance?  GOOD NEWS! There are many tools and resources that can provide manufacturers…

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Control Engineering, June 2022 Edition: Know What to Keep or Redesign in HMI Migrations

Control Engineering featured, "Know What to Keep or Redesign in HMI Migrations," in the June 2022 edition of The Control…

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Machine Safety Services

Applying years of machine safety engineering expertise in manufacturing, we help your company reach its safety program goals by meeting…

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Rockwell Journal, January 2022 Edition: How a Fortune 100 CPG Firm Replaced 270 VSDs

Rockwell Automation featured, “How a Fortune 100 CPG Firm Replaced 270 VSDs,” in the January 2022 edition of the Rockwell…

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Process Turnkey Solutions

Today’s market demands flexibility for consumer-driven products with high yield, sustainable OEE, ease of operation, expanded and updated batch capabilities.…

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Manufacturing Consolidation

When your company’s manufacturing strategy calls for the consolidation of manufacturing facilities, you want a System Integrator who knows how…

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Safety Turnkey Solutions

Polytron is a CSIA-Certified leader in engineering consulting and systems integration and is 2019 System Integrator of the Year. You…

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Life Science Manufacturing Solutions

Polytron is a CSIA-Certified leader in engineering consulting and systems integration and is 2019 System Integrator of the Year. Applying…

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Full Manufacturing Systems and Solutions – 40 Years

40 Years of delivering Polytron’s expertise in full manufacturing systems and solutions meet holistic manufacturing needs across the plant floor…

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Food and Beverage Manufacturing Solutions

Polytron is a CSIA-Certified leader in engineering consulting and systems integration and is 2024 System Integrator of the Year. Applying…

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Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing Solutions

Polytron is a CSIA-Certified leader in engineering consulting and systems integration and is 2019 System Integrator of the Year. Applying…

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Chemical Manufacturing Solutions

Polytron is a CSIA-Certified leader in engineering consulting and systems integration and is 2019 System Integrator of the Year. Applying…

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Polytron Overview

Polytron’s expertise in full manufacturing systems and solutions meet holistic manufacturing needs across the plant floor – from raw materials…

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Webinar: Value of Packaging Turnkey for CAPEX Projects

Damian Stahl, PE, PMP, and Scott Richards, PE, PMP dive deeper into the value of Packaging Turnkey Solutions for CAPEX…

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Turnkey Solution – Project Management

Polytron offers Turnkey Solutions to provide resources and experience in-house for the management of capital projects from start to finish.…

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Packaging Turnkey Solution

With almost 40 years of packaging experience, Polytron has developed domain expertise in delivering packaging turnkey solutions to meet your…

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Industrial Network and Security Solutions (INSS) Overview

Developing a robust and secure network infrastructure requires protecting the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of control and information data. Polytron’s…

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Industrial Network and Security (INSS) Site Checklist

The Industrial Network and Security Solutions (INSS) Site Checklist is a tool created for technical or non-technical personnel to review…

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Video Clip: Cybersecurity and Defense-In-Depth Strategy

(11 min 39 sec) Protecting industrial assets requires a “defense-in-depth” security approach that addresses internal and external security threats. This…

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Drive Replacement for Long-Term Sustainability

A fortune 100 CPG manufacturer needed to find a solution to replace all drives in their distribution center that provides…

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Video Clip: Industrial Network and Cybersecurity Trends

(4 min 52 sec) - In today’s world, firewalls are a thing of the past. Networks are under constant attack…

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Smart Manufacturing Solutions for the Factory of the Future

As experts at leveraging Industry 4.0 solutions and best practices to optimize manufacturing systems, Polytron will evaluate client’s specific technology…

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Inventory Management

Maintain control of inventory to increase production efficiency and reduce working capital requirements: A real-time Inventory Management software system can…

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Visual Workflow

Manufacturers struggle to gain visibility into their latest processes to address quality, downtime, compliance, maintenance, and all other functions required…

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Traceability

Traceability in production is critical to protecting consumers and your brand: For regulated plants, recording, tracking, and tracing the genealogy…

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Quality Management

High quality made efficient, sustainable, and repeatable: The availability of real-time, contextualized information using a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) platform…

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Production Management

Manufacturing operations have many inherent complexities: Production Management with a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) platform will address complexities so you…

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Maintenance Management

Manage equipment reliability and longevity by being proactive: Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) platforms provide insight into production processes, equipment performance,…

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Performance Management

What is limiting your factory performance? Built on a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) platform, the Performance Management solution framework benchmarks…

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Energy Management

Optimize operation while spending less on utilities: Staying competitive in today’s manufacturing landscape demands running operations as efficiently as possible…

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Rockwell Journal, Food and Beverage Edition: How Food Manufacturer Integrated 5 Lines During Building Construction, Aggressive Timeline

On April 16, 2021, Rockwell Automation featured, “How Food Manufacturer Integrated 5 Lines During Building Construction, Aggressive Timeline,” in the…

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Panel Discussion Series: Manufacturing Trends and Accelerated Technology

We are pleased to bring you insights from several of our experts on current manufacturing trends and how this past…

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Video Clip: Traceability – Track and Trace

A video clip (5 min 16 sec) from The Smart Manufacturing Journey webinar describing an a case study called: Track…

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Video Clip: Silo Monitoring

A video clip (6 min 53 sec) from The Smart Manufacturing Journey webinar a case study, Silo Monitoring.

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Video Clip: Modern MoM Platform Increases OEE

A video clip (7 min 26 sec) from The Smart Manufacturing Journey webinar a case study, Modern MOM Platform Increases…

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Video Clip: Inventory Management Using RFID

A video clip (6 min 08 sec) from The Smart Manufacturing Journey webinar a case study, Inventory Management Using RFID.

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Video Clip: Choosing Your MOM Platform

A video clip (2 min 47 sec) from The Smart Manufacturing Journey webinar describing what to look for in your…

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Video Clip: Overview of Smart Manufacturing

A video clip (7 min 53 sec) from The Smart Manufacturing Journey webinar describing an overview of Smart Manufacturing.

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Webinar: The Smart Manufacturing Journey – Best Practices, Successes, and Lessons Learned

Many manufacturers are well underway with their Smart Manufacturing transformation and are seeing the business results of reduced costs, higher…

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Webinar: Network as a Differentiator in Manufacturing

Use your network as a competitive advantage in terms of business process and optimization. Real time decisions need to be…

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Webinar: Simulation + Emulation

When evaluating potential system design options or validating automation system design functionality, choosing the right software tool and approach can…

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Webinar: Improve Product Tracking and Inventory

To minimize downtime, a plan was put in place to upgrade the manufacturer’s tracking system. MOM software that interfaced with…

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Webinar: Sipping On Success

In the process of considering a costly capital expenditure, the team at Milo’s Tea asked a question which changed everything:…

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Updating Aging Assets to Meet Market Demand

Downtime, reduced productivity, and poor product quality raised the risk that a food and consumer goods packaging manufacturer could not…

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RFID and MOM Traceability Solution

Current inventory procedures at an industrial filtration membrane manufacturing plant were expensive and inefficient causing excessive downtime. To minimize downtime,…

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Reduce Risk: Cybersecurity

With rising threats of cyber-attacks and security breaches, there is an urgency within companies to protect their virtual borders by…

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New Network Standard

A multinational manufacturing plant unexpectedly shut down causing production to cease, staff to stand by idle, and product to slowly…

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Near Vertical Startup During International Relocation

A manufacturer needed to relocate internationally, move its lines to an existing facility without interrupting operations, and consolidate and optimize…

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More Production with Less Capital

Inefficient bottling lines and aging line assets appeared to be creating downtime and waste for a beverage manufacturer. With operation…

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In-Line Blending Effectively Manages Supply Cost

Volatile cooking oil prices were creating an unsustainable expense structure leading to the inability to maintain market share, loss of…

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Food Manufacturer Integrates Five Lines

Consolidating and upgrading six lines from three different factories into a single facility was a challenging task for a food…

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Aseptic Filling System Enables Expansion

For wider distribution, a multinational fruit-based beverage manufacturer needed to change the way it took their product to market with…

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Expanding Packaging Capacity

When one of your largest retailers is asking for a packaging change to better meet consumer demand, you want to…

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Safety Verification and Validation

New line requires quick commissioning and startup while ensuring company safety specifications are met with machines coming from multiple vendors.…

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Upgrading Aging Network to Reduce Downtime and Increase Performance

  Upgrading the old network infrastructure would allow the company to maintain a competitive advantage and meet customer demands by…

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Modernized Process Control System

A process control system update presents multiple challenges - especially when the system is over 25 years old with modifications…

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Polytron Smart Manufacturing Maturity Index

The Smart Manufacturing Maturity Index provides a guide to where you might be in your Smart Manufacturing journey.  A best…

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Polytron Manufacturing Consolidation Offering

When your company’s manufacturing strategy calls for the consolidation of manufacturing facilities,  you want a System Integrator who knows how…

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Smart Manufacturing Full System Brochure

Many manufacturers are overwhelmed with the amount of effort, level of detail, or expertise required to successfully complete capital projects…

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Digital Twin Gives Clarity to Bottling Line Issues and Doubles OEE Output

A comprehensive line audit and an exact 3-D simulation model of the production line created clarity about issues and showed…

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Sipping on Success – Deploying Smart Manufacturing to Improve Productivity

Co-authored with Parsec Corporation - In the process of considering a costly capital expenditure, the team at Milo's Tea asked…

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New Batch System Yields High Returns

A global snack baker eliminated quality losses and downtime, and increased yield by 30% after replacing their batch management and…

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Polytron Life Sciences Offering

Polytron is uniquely positioned and fully qualified with certified best-in-class systems integration talent and industry expertise to deliver the special…

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Polytron Consumer Goods Offering

Polytron is uniquely positioned and fully qualified with certified best-in-class systems integration talent and industry expertise to deliver the special…

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Polytron Chemical Offering Brochure

Polytron is uniquely positioned and fully qualified with certified best-in-class systems integration talent and industry expertise. This enables us to…

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Smart Manufacturing Maturity Checklist

Smart Manufacturing (Industry 4.0/Manufacturing 4.0) is the use of real-time data and technology when, where and in the forms that…

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Polytron Food and Beverage – Full Manufacturing Systems and Solutions

Polytron, Inc. is a CSIA-Certified Full Manufacturing Systems and Solutions Integrator and 2024 System Integrator of the Year.  Applying 40…

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Emulation: Lower Risk with a Digital Twin

While there is no crystal ball to predict the outcome of a project, there is proven technology that delivers valuable…

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Track and Trace Keeps Consumers Safe and Healthy

Manufacturing a product with a time-sensitive shelf life involves abiding by data requirements to ensure consumer health and safety guidelines.…

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Control System Modernization

A Major beverage company has a high number of obsolete Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) causing disruptive downtime throughout multiple plants.…

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eBook: Smart Manufacturing: Beginning the Journey

  Manufacturers’ success over the coming years will be comprised of connected, data-driven processes that combine innovative automation, interactive connectivity,…

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FAT Survival Guide

If this is your first Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), you’re probably wondering what to expect.  What will happen at the…

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Restoring Production Performance

The existing network was over 15 years old with an aging infrastructure of wiring and Ethernet. Although, new data requirements for…

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Job Hazard Checklist

Safe working conditions continue to rank in OSHA's Top 10 violations for manufacturing.  Taking a proactive step to evaluate your…

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Machine Safety Checklist

Machine safety continues to rank in OSHA's Top 10 violations for manufacturing.  Taking a proactive step to evaluate your current…

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Machine Safety Goals Achieved

After assessing risks, machines were upgraded to include new safety features, and operators were trained to ensure the safety upgrades…

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Aging Workforce Drives Onboarding and Technology Transfer Push

As Baby Boomers retire, companies stand to lose vast amounts of knowledge and experience.  Employees with years on the job…

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Vertical Startup Ensures National Beverage Rollout Gets to Market Sooner

A global beverage manufacturer needed to increase production capacity to expand a new product nationally, but developing the processes requires…

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Streamlined Workflows

The ability to collaborate, share information and manage content from plant floor to the C-suite may already be available if…

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A Different Oil Business

Their world runs on oil; vegetable, sunflower, corn and soybean.  The challenge: Manage the fluctuating commodities cost, maintain recipe quality control and…

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Digital Twin Allows Rapid ESL Commissioning

Emulation is an absolute game changer when it comes to integrating new process and  packaging lines. It allows you to…

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Tribal Knowledge

In manufacturing, repeatable, measurable process is prized and winging it is verboten. Yet, informal solutions developed by plant personnel can…

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Train on the Fast Track White Paper

Your best instructors can be subject matter experts from within your own organization.  The key is to tailor your instructor…

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Using Data-Driven Decisions to Improve Operations White Paper

Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) projects are initiated to improve manufacturing operations by turning data into actionable information that drives business results.…

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Cracking The Code

  You've got a complex system that represents millions of dollars in capital investment.  But, it's running slowly, creating bottlenecks…

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Helping Global Food Manufacturer Achieve the Perfect Blend

A global food manufacturer challenges Polytron to completely modify the method they use to blend oil in all of their…