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Pantek has announced the introduction of Nexus, a real-time interface that connects Wonderwares InTouch visualisation software to the Preactor Advanced Planning and Scheduling system.
Pantek developed Nexus specifically to overcome the problems that many manufacturing companies experience when attempting to establish timely and accurate data flows between their planning departments and the shop floor. The overall impact of these difficulties is that companies can create a schedule that predicts reductions in inventory and operating expense along with increased throughput potential, but until now were unable to monitor and react during execution.
Nexus provides a control mechanism that supervises the movement of data between Preactor and InTouch software using Microsoft SQL as its data storage media. It provides real-time information that enables performance against schedule to be monitored, highlighting problems as they occur. This Increases significantly a companys ability to meet its goals.
Commenting upon the Nexus introduction, John Bailey, Pantek's managing director said: "Nexus combines the power of Preactor and InTouch software. Each enhances the other, and as a result, enables manufacturers to now address and overcome the many inherent problems previously encountered when passing data between the planning and shop floor functions of their plants. Bailey continued: Nexus provides a multitude of benefits, solving problems such as the inability to establish clear cut off points to provide start points for ongoing schedule generation or data gathering previously only permitted at fixed daily fixed times, now such problems are in the past. In effect, Panteks Nexus brings manufacturers schedules to life.