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Modern Business Need Data Across the Organisation Web interfaces to engineering software applications is a key requirement of modern applications. Control, test and monitoring applications that perform specific tasks in an engineering business, used to focus on that task and store their data locally. The primary user of the application would benefit from the tasks performed and the data acquired.  However, other stakeholders in the business would find it difficult to access this information. One of the main benefits of Industry 4.0 is the free availability of manufacturing data throughout an organisation, to aid decision making at all levels. For […] Read more

New Tascus Features to Improve Manufacturing Productivity and Quality

We’ve had a busy couple of months at Metis Automation developing new features for our flagship paperless manufacturing software product Tascus. In January, we began a series of customer interviews to get feedback on what features we could add that would bring value to manufacturers. As a result, we have recently added the following features: Display smart work instructions. These can populate with values taken from step measurements. This makes it easier for your production operators to follow complex work instructions and reduces the chance of errors. Display work instructions with CAD models. This means that you can cut out the […] Read more

Metis Automation Presents at IIoT Roadshow

Martin Griffiths, Technical Director at Metis Automation presented at a recent National Instruments Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Roadshow at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) Coventry. Throughout the day, presenters from National Instruments introduced the Industrial Internet of Things, covering the following topics: Data acquisition and data processing at the edge. Control. Communication & security. Data management & visualisation. Machine learning. They also gave interesting case studies of how companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and China Steel, carried out IIoT strategies and are measuring ROI. Improving Manufacturing Productivity and Quality with the IIoT Martin outlined his views on how manufacturers […] Read more

Made in The North West Awards

Metis Automation has been shortlisted for the prestigious Made in the North West Awards. The awards are a celebration of all that is great about manufacturing. They applaud the use of technology, the ambition to export and the motivation to train and invest in people. They are also a showcase for the North West region and its diverse manufacturing industries. Metis Automation has been nominated for the Digital Engineering/Technology Award, as a result of our paperless manufacturing MES software product Tascus. A panel of industry judges will vote on the nominees and the winners will be announced on Thursday 10 May 2018 at The Lowry […] Read more

February 2018 LabVIEW User Group Review

Metis Automation hosted the North West LabVIEW User Group at sensor City Liverpool on February 5th, 2018. During this fun and educational event LabVIEW developers from all over the North West met to discuss their current challenges and learn from the sessions. Time Critical Communications for Industrial Robotics Peter Whiteley, Metis Automation presented a fascinating session about the progression of a project involving remote control of an industrial robot. He explained how the software had developed to meet harsh environmental challenges found when operating the robot in remote areas. He explained the solution that we finally implemented involved using UDP […] Read more

New Website Published

Metis Automation have built our expertise developing custom software solutions to improve product quality and manufacturing process.  With an increasing focus on Industry 4.0, we have updated our vision and published a new website to make it easier for customers to showcase our manufacturing products. Our revised vision is to develop cutting-edge software that enables manufacturers to reduce costs and increase profits. We achieve this by improving product performance, cutting defects, increasing productivity and reducing downtime. What We Do Metis Automation develops error proofing software and solutions for discrete manufacturers. Software that integrates with production processes using sensors, smart tools, PLC’s, robotics […] Read more

Metis Automation to Present at NI IIoT Roadshow

Metis Automation will present practical case studies and experiences of implementing IIoT and Industry 4.0 projects at this free one-day educational seminar hosted by National Instruments. The event will be on 28 March 2018 from 08:30 – 16:30 at Coventry Manufacturing Technology Centre. Event Details This event is for engineers and engineering managers with an interest in implementing an IIoT solution. Implementing the Industrial Internet of Things and achieving its benefits can’t be done alone. No single engineer has all the answers, and no one vendor has all the tools. But, through collaboration, the IIoT’s promises of increased uptime, enhanced […] Read more

Metis Automation Wins Unilever Pitch Challenge

Metis Automation took part in a two-day advanced manufacturing Hack and Pitch event. This was facilitated by InnovateUK, to propose potential solutions to three key packaging challenges raised by Unilever. The Challenge In a joint pitch with Whistonbrook Technologies, Metis Automation won a challenge to measure packaging resilience throughout the supply chain. Judges commended the joint pitch as innovating and an ideal example of what Hack & Pitch events aim to achieve. Notably, a collaboration between companies with the complementary expertise to deliver outstanding solutions to their customers. Unilever has invested in a state of the art Advanced Manufacturing Centre […] Read more

North West LabVIEW User Group February 2018

Come along to our North West LabVIEW User Group and learn about LabVIEW with our expert presentations and interactive sessions. The event will be held on Monday 5th February from 12.30pm – 5.00pm at:- Sensor City 31 Russell Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 5LJ. Register Now: It’s free to come along, so Click Here to Register. If you know someone else in the area who uses LabVIEW, please forward the details to them. Read more

Paperless Manufacturing

Paperless Manufacturing is when work orders and work instructions needed to control the production process, are replaced by an IT System that connects to manufacturing processes. The IT System then controls and guides the production process, resulting in increased efficiency and enhanced product quality. Key Features of Paperless Manufacturing: Digitally connected production systems. Work orders and work instructions delivered to each workstation. Error Proofing from manual decision making at each production station. Reduced training for new products with guided manufacturing processes. Key Results: 30% boost in productivity, as a result of increased machine uptime and usage. Improved reporting and data sharing, […] Read more