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January 18, 2017

Repete to debut Turnkey Services at IPPE

Repete, the independent automation leader known for developing full-mill process solutions for manufacturers worldwide, is set to debut its new Turnkey Services at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo, the world’s largest annual poultry, feed, and meat technology exposition. From complete solution design & equipment procurement to electrical, industrial IT, light construction and millwrighting – Repete’s new Turnkey Services make upgrading plant automation effortless. Acting as your project manager, Repete hires the right partners, guides the design, implements and coordinates construction and assumes the risk of making sure the job is done correctly. Repete Turnkey Services cover: Project management Industrial IT Electrical wiring Machine Control Center Heavy duty electrical power Lighting Equipment design and installation Light millwright Visit Repete at IPPE in Booth B7837 to learn more about this and other automation solutions.
December 7, 2016

Join Repete at IPPE 2017

Visit Repete in Booth B7837 during the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), the world’s largest annual poultry, meat and feed industry event. Repete reps will be on hand to provide information on the latest advancements in the FLX (“Flex”) Automation Platform – the industry’s only “Lights Out” technology — and our new Turnkey Services to take your project from concept to completion. From complete solution design and equipment procurement to electrical, industrial IT, light construction and millwrighting — the new Repete Turnkey Services has you covered. IPPE is Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. For more information, visit http://www.ippexpo.org/.  
October 14, 2015

Intelligent Automation – The Final Frontier

Intelligent automation – the final frontier. People make mistakes. But when people in feed mills make mistakes, the results are always costly. It’s just a matter of degree. As feed mills move toward an ever-higher level of automation, people are being taken out of the equation. Facilities have begun operating with almost no direct labor, aside from people who maintain equipment and manage through uncommon situations that may arise. Those people aren’t in the mill monitoring equipment. They’ve shut off the lights and left, returning only if needed to fix equipment or perform normal maintenance. This is “lights-out” automation, the final frontier in process automation. Lights-out is automation to the fullest possible level. When you’re at lights out, your plant floor operates on its own, maintaining the established level of product quality and preventing product waste. No one has to hover over equipment, watching for problems that might arise. Although […]
August 20, 2015

Obsolescence Not Scary Enough?

Obsolescence not scary enough? If you ever wanted to envision a collective shoulder shrug, there may be no better way than to read this: Many of today’s manufacturing plant process automation systems could suddenly fail with costly consequences. Across the industry, companies are familiar with the threat of obsolescence. Few are prepared for it. While sound reasons for this exist, such as budget, one rather fuzzy and unspoken one may be at work. Could it be the threat obsolescence just isn’t scary enough? After all, the way you feel about something can profoundly influence your perception of risk. If you don’t really perceive that obsolescence will cause imminent harm, a shoulder shrug may be all you can muster. When people calculate risk, they rely more on feeling than fact (Source: Peters, Burraston, and Mertz; OSU). It’s hard to take action and prepare for a risk if we don’t feel it’s […]