Beyond the Concept

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For an episode of “Beyond the Concept” podcast, a show by Concept Systems, host Tyler Kern chatted with John Miller, the principal engineer at Rockwell Automations, and Jerry Flynn, the company’s principal controls engineer. The trio particularly discussed Programmable Numerical Control, mostly known by its initials, PNC, and how Rockwell has been a premier leader […]

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Jose Rivera, CEO of Control System Integrators Association (CSIA), joined host Daniel Litwin to explain CSIA’s role in the systems integration field in the latest Beyond the Concept podcast episode. In 2015, Rivera, an electrical engineer, transitioned from serving large automation equipment suppliers to becoming the CEO of CSIA, a 500-member organization. Rivera explained that […]

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Facilities can ill afford to have equipment go down with today’s supply chain challenges. Lost hours could quickly become lost days if a replacement is unavailable. Sam Cafferata, Principal Engineer at Concept Systems, spoke with Tyler Kern about this all-too-real issue and what facilities can do to ensure their equipment is up-to-date and in good […]

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After a momentous twenty-three years, Michael Helm has stepped down in his role as CEO with Concept Systems. Helm passed the torch down to Steve Strong, who chatted with host Tyler Kern about his future-forward visions for Concept Systems.  After spending almost 15 years at the Boeing Company, Strong knows a thing or two about […]

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Two of the main contributing factors driving the financial success of greenfield projects are budgeting and schedule. On the latest episode of the Beyond the Concept podcast, Rick Pruden, Strategic Solutions Specialist at Concept Systems, and Ron Schiedler, Principal Engineer at Concept Systems, spoke to Beyond the Concept’s Tyler Kern about mitigating these risk factors […]

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We breathe without thinking. Blink without noticing. But when it comes down to it, all of our normal bodily functions are not as easy and effortless as they appear—at least not for complex robotic applications. Justin Garski, the Americas OEM Segment Manager for Packaging, Converting, Print and Web at Rockwell and Evan Gonnerman, Senior Controls […]

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  Steve Strong, Regional Engineering Manager, Seattle, at Concept Systems, spoke with Tyler Kern about some of the automation challenges in the airline and aerospace industries. Something both markets have in common: they each have expensive and complex products to manufacture and automate. Strong said because of these complexities, the proposals Concept Systems does and […]

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  Michael Maas, Senior Engineer, and Sergei Furduy, Principal Engineer at Concept Systems, Inc., joined Beyond the Concept’s Tyler Kern to discuss all things crane retrofits. There are several instances where crane retrofits might come into play. Older cranes with aging parts are one example Maas offered. “Also, if you want to gain more functionality […]

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Donavan Moore, the Electrical Design Department Manager at Concept Systems, educated host Tyler Kern on the considerations and selection process for UL 508A components. UL 508A is the standard for the construction of industrial control panels with the first edition coming out in 2001. “It’s been the go-to standard for industrial control panel design,” Moore […]

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  Whether it’s peeling potatoes or managing a city’s water supply, optimizing production is an important component of any manufacturing business. In the past, automation systems were difficult to fine-tune without a significant disruption, but with things becoming increasingly digital and more and more products being designed with things like Rockwell Automation’s PlantPAx distrusted control […]

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It may not be Rosie from the Jetsons, but robots are certainly here to stay in American life. It just turns out robots are a lot better at manufacturing than they are around the house. Advances in robotics in recent years are changing the manufacturing industry, said Eric Potter, Director of Engineering at FANUC America. […]

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  Robots and automation may seem like an expensive idea for many business owners, but automation be more within reach than previously thought and can produce excellent return on investment. Whether painting a factory or removing waste in a facility’s process, the ROI for automation can often be measured in months. “Automation in and of […]

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In a recent podcast episode, Concept Systems explains how they offers a turnkey automated painting system with OnRobotics. With OnRobotics Paint, cost-conscious manufacturers can limit over-spray, minimize waste, ensure consistent quality, and increase output while reducing labor costs. As part of a high-volume, automated finishing solution, the OnRobotics Paint Platform is powered by two standard […]

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  In the fiercely competitive industrial market, companies face the challenge of delivering cost-effective, high-quality systems without compromising on performance. Striking the right balance is crucial, as cost cuts may lead to quality issues that burden support teams, ultimately driving up costs. In their latest podcast episode, Concept Systems, renowned for its automation expertise, assisting […]

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  Concept Systems’ latest podcast describes how OnGuard Software is a game-changer for collision avoidance in projects with high-value assets. With millions at stake, precision and error-free operations are essential. OnGuard Software’s core goal is to safeguard assets while maintaining excellence and precision. Misprogramming and improperly registered parts are common collision causes. To address this, […]

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Concept Systems continues to be a leader in automated control systems. As Concept grows and keeps pace with the changing needs of the automation industry, many things stay the same for Concept, specifically how we successfully execute projects and the value we place on long-term relationships. Concept’s proven project methodology ensures that every step is […]