Kors Engineering (www.korsengineering.com) is proud to announce that it has concluded the integration of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) with the company’s PleXML tool for industrial machines at Marwood Metal Fabrication, Ltd. (www.marwoodmetal.com), which results in improved quality, enhanced customer satisfaction and lowered cost.
Kors Engineering uses a PleXML system to integrate several plants to SaaS (software as a service) ERP solution Plex Online. Its architecture centralizes the IT infrastructure and does away with the need for an infrastructure, server and licensing at every plant. The solution streamlines management and outcomes in substantial cost savings for Marwood.
Marwood Metal Fabrication, an Ontario-based company, is a multi-facility, modular assembly and stamping supplier dedicated to delivery, quality and price competitiveness. The company produces a wide range of components for use in the car manufacturing industry.
“Integrating PLCs with Plex Online allows the machines to communicate with each other and ensure a consistently high-quality part output,” said Steve Spanjers, engineering director of Marwood Metal Fabrication. “Our customers are delighted with the results as they can review the number of quality checks and be assured that any part that does not meet quality specifications will not be shipped. This implementation also significantly reduces downtime for the machines, which is a huge benefit for us.”
Tony Kaczmarek, President of Kors Engineering, said: “Our mission at Kors Engineering is to help manufacturers ensure its products meet or surpass quality specifications in an efficient and safe manner. PLC implementations help operators monitor and control the rigorous quality standards and ensure customers receive a high-quality product. PleXML automatically manages large volumes of machine data to achieve the highest levels of quality, while helping management increase equipment and process uptime.”