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  • Software Uses In-Road Detectors To Alleviate Traffic Jams
    Images to accompany this research story are available COLUMBUS, Ohio - The same in-road detectors that control traffic lights and monitor traffic could soon respond quicker to traffic jams, thanks to software developed by an Ohio State University engineer. In tests, the software helped California
  • Newspapers Plan to Migrate to Chemistry-free CtP First.
    , digital printing, enhanced print quality, computer-to-plate process control and enterprise software before the
  • What's Your Game Plan for Implementing MES?
    them should be kept to a minimum. When using interfaces, even standard ones, follow the methodology laid down by industry standards. The ISA-95 Standard Enterprise - Control System Integration [1] provides a framework within which a system in an integrated solution should perform certain functionality
  • First Process Control Survey Separates Early Adopters, Skeptics
    Over half of respondents say that their facilities are using enterprise resource planning (ERP) software platforms; 17% indicate that they aren 't yet but may plan to, while 21% say they aren 't using it (see Chart at right). Most respondents are not using manufacturing execution systems (MES
  • Medical Device Link . Software Risk Management: Not Just for the Big Manufacturers? Risk management is not as complex or expensive as many small device manufacturers may think. In fact, it can actually save money.
    Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry The use of software to control both the manufacture and operation of medical devices is rapidly increasing. As the need for such specialized medical software grows, so too does the importance of following rigorous and thorough software development methods
  • Medical Device Link .
    validation and the level of effort to implement validation activities and documentation for the identified systems are key concerns that can overwhelm IVD manufacturers. To address FDA compliance expectations, a manufacturer needs to develop a master validation plan for software in automated processes
  • Medical Device Link .
    Subpart C of the QSR focuses on design controls. For software, the design control requirements are further interpreted in FDA 's "General Principles of Software Validation, " often referred to as the GPSV. An obvious question is, "How can following regulations help me get products out to the market
  • Medical Device Link .
    , instruments, and software in IVDs (see Figure 1). This article will address practices for applying design controls to IVDs and include lessons learned on optimizing this process. The design and development plan specifies the activities that will support the IVD design efforts as well
  • Putting Together a Plasma System
    Choosing a plasma power supply is one thing; putting together an entire system is something else altogether. A complete plan includes an X-Y table, CNC system, software, and fume control. Putting together a complete plasma cutting system can be a daunting task. It starts with the machine
  • Keeping up with ERP
    and helps carry out the plan. It can include customer-order management, inventory control, production control, purchasing support, product-data management, finance, and accounting. ERP arrived on the scene in 1993. It includes all of MRP and MRP II, and adds software applications that track additional
  • Keeping Up With ERP
    descendant of Material Resource Planning (MRP), a software package that emerged in the 1960s. It helped manufacturing companies plan their activities and track materials. Before then, a number of mechanical systems were used, including card systems and spreadsheets. MRP instead uses computer hardware

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