Stay On-Premise…or Time to Move to the Cloud for HMI Software Development?

Hello, I’m Chris Selph, Solutions Architect with InSource Solutions. I want to share some new ideas regarding how to develop and deploy manufacturing plant software applications.  The goal always being to simplify and streamline the process while not sacrificing quality or busting the budget. A Human Machine Interface (HMI) software development cycle is usually executed

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Wonderware Auto Build Makes the DCS or HMI Decision Even Easier!

As a System Consultant with InSource with over 30 years’ experience in industrial automation, I have worked on many different types of industrial automation systems (Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), Process Historians, Quality systems, Robotics, to name a few) and in various industries all over the world. I

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Is Your Manufacturing Plant Taking Advantage of Energy Management Opportunities?

What is keeping companies from starting an effective and sustainable energy management program (EMS)?  Seems strange.  Study after study outlines higher ROI (on investments less than $100,000) than other popular cost saving projects. To be clear, I’m not talking about the kind of programs that are completed one time, that is, fixing the basics, such

By Bill Wright, Manufacturing System Consultant, InSource Solutions Read More

Apprenticeship Is Still Alive

Getting the training we need to be successful, as fast as possible, is key in today’s fast pace culture. We, at InSource, often hear during our training classes that students are looking for how to quickly apply the knowledge they just received to their specific application or project. One of the best ways to help

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Plant Automation Gets a Huge Kick-start in 2017

Sometimes starting is the hardest part. One of the things I enjoy doing is cooking, and it’s a hobby where overtime you definitely see yourself improve. Knowing how to cook really just means that my toolbox of skills is a little more equipped than a person who’s trying to cook for the first time. But

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Manufacturing Day 2017

Manufacturing Day is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing during which manufacturers invite their communities including; students, educators, businesspeople, media, and politicians to their facilities in a collective effort to educate visitors about manufacturing career opportunities and to improve public perceptions of manufacturing. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October. This year Manufacturing

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A Year Later, is it True?

Friday, September 1, 2017, marked the one-year anniversary of the InSource Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) purchasing the balance of InSource Solutions company shares to become 100% employee owned. When the announcement was made, we had no idea what this would mean. Who would run the company now? What would change? What would this mean

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