Dairymaster chooses Barco to supply wireless Manufacturing Execution System

  • September 19, 2006
  • News

September 19, 2006 - Operating from their head office in Causeway (Co Kerry, Ireland), Dairymaster has been at the forefront of innovative milk parlour systems for over 40 years. For their dairy farm equipment manufacturing, Dairymaster undertook a detailed analysis of potential Manufacturing Execution System (MES) suppliers before selecting Barco as their partner. Barco's PLANTMASTER system will provide Dairymaster with real-time visibility of machine performance and quality reporting. Dairymaster are unique in that over 95% of the components for their range of milking, feeding and scraping systems are manufactured in-house to ensure the highest quality standards for their customers. Like Barco, Dairymaster take pride in their unfaltering commitment to customer service and support at all times. Injection moulding machines and manual assembly stations will be connected to the Barco PLANTMASTER MES using Barco’s wireless data units, providing a system architecture that offers considerable savings on cable installation costs to the customer. To provide real-time visibility of machine performance, quality information and also energy consumption data, the very latest PLANTMASTER system will prove an invaluable tool. Furthermore, operatives will be able to configure ad-hoc reports with the user-friendly and powerful design tools provided by PLANTMASTER. The need for manual data entry of production schedules etc will be removed through integration of an automatic link between PLANTMASTER and Dairymaster’s existing scheduling system. This will empower users with real-time information on order progress on the shop floor. About Barco Barco, a global technology company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. For fiscal year 2005, Barco posted net sales of euro 712.0 million. Barco’s ordinary shares are listed on the Brussels/Euronext stock exchange. Barco is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company. Share information may be accessed on Bloomberg under the symbol BAR BB and on Reuters under BARBt.BR.

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