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Project studies, technology trends, tips and tricks, and company announcements for your reading enjoyment.

Patti Project Process

If you’ve never worked with us or if it’s been a while, you might be wondering what to expect.  

Every

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Solving Obsolescence with a Virtual Machine

If you are running a facility using Phoenix Contact VLC, you know you are about to hit a big

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Robot ROI Checklist

A common misconception about Robot Return on Investment (ROI) is that labor cost savings achieves an acceptable payback

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Improving Robot Cell Efficiency Using ROBOGUIDE simulation

Have you ever wanted to try some new ideas to improve your robot cell efficiency?  Many people

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Drafting Scope of Work for Controls Projects

How and why to draft a scope of work when considering automation controls projects.

Lots of facility engineers and facility

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Patti Engineering’s Connie Lemarbe Named One Of The 2019 C...

Auburn Hills, MI – September 19, 2019 – Patti Engineering, Inc., a

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Eliminating Bottlenecks Using Cycle Time Analysis

Bottlenecks.  They handicap your throughput, mess with your utilization, and throw a wrench in your schedule.  Sometimes the solutions

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Kettering University Centennial

In 1919, what is now Kettering University opened its doors as The School of Automobile Trades. No stranger to

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WinCC OA vs MindSphere

There are currently many options to visualize your data on the plant floor.  WinCC OA and MindSphere are two common

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Retrofitting a Siemens ET 200x with ET 200pro

Challenge
As part of a retool, a customer was looking to upgrade their Siemens ET 200x field devices.  This legacy

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