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AspectPT Announcement – New Software Release 20.1, Maintenance Module, Beckhoff Controller

The 2020 AspectPL release is here, new machine maintenance module, super and smarter Beckhoff controllers and a retro Kiwi versus Aussie DIY ad

It’s that time of year – when the AspectPT development team announces the latest enhancements to AspectPL. The hero of this release is the new Machine Maintenance Module. There’s some nice repeatable QA testsmovable ‘stacks’ of jobs and loads more. We also announce the latest Beckhoff plant interface controller – we’re replacing the traditional PLC. Finally we show the Anzac spirit in all its glory in a ‘retro’ DIY Mitre 10 ad.

Find out more at AspectPT New Release Announcement

AspectPT – July 2020 Newsletter

Upcoming AspectPL release, new maintenance module, be a virtual rock star drummer, Setter reports and a staging company that pivoted into cool as furniture.

In this edition, we hear about the upcoming AspectPL 20.1 release. This includes a new Maintenance Module to easily manage machine maintenance. We highlight a virtual drum kit for all those ‘yet to be discovered’ rock stars. We learn about AspectPL Setter reports and we highlight an Australian staging company and their successful Covid-19 pivot into ‘isolation desks’ and furniture.

Find out more at AspectPT July 2020 Newsletter

AspectPL’s MES Software Plant PLC gets Smarter April 2020

If you are installing AspectPL MES software in your manufacturing business you will also be installing the latest in automation control to manage the plant interface.

Technology has improved the interface between plant and software. AspectPT has replaced the traditional PLC with high tech German built, Beckhoff Embedded PC Automation Controllers.

The new AspectPL Beckhoff controller is bigger and better in all the right ways. Its memory is mightier, its engine more powerful – yet this Beckhoff controller is sleeker and more economical.

A traditional PLC has just a few MB of memory yet the Beckoff Embedded Controller’s memory starts at 500MB. The Beckoff Embedded Controller improves the plant interface which assists with industry 4.0 objectives.

Machine connectivity is supported with EtherCAT an extremely high speed Ethernet network while retaining the more traditional network platforms such as Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet I/P, I/O link, DeviceNet and hard wired machines.

Digitisation is the future of smart manufacturing. AspectPL MES software and new Beckoff Embedded Controllers can help your manufacturing business get industry 4.0 ready.

Checking in on our customers 16/04/20

In this email we want to offer our support to our customers.
Please let us know if you need to add additional users to AspectPL or want to organise remote training for back up staff. We also found a couple of funny tweets and a video to offer some light relief in uncertain times.

Read the full newsletter here

Our thoughts are with those families and businesses who are impacted by COVID-19.

“We’ve been amazed by how our (essential business) clients have handled the challenges of working throughout a lockdown. They have demonstrated resilience and agility, coped with remote working conditions and kept their onsite staff safe. We have really enjoyed supporting them.” The AspectPT Support Team

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AspectPT COVID-19 Business and Support Update 17/03/20

This communication is to update our customers on how AspectPT is responding to the developing global COVID-19 outbreak and to outline the support we can offer our customers.

At AspectPT, we are committed to supporting our customers in the operation of their business.

Continuity of service
AspectPL software and systems are robust. Our phone and online support lines will operate as normal. If needed, AspectPT can operate its business completely remotely, without diminishing support and service to our customers.

Click here to read the complete announcement including information on adding AspectPL users and training additional staff

AspectPT – February 2020 Newsletter

Make manufacturing easier, AspectPT at EMEX, 8mm Vintage Camera App, all about AspectPL reports and what did Quentin Tarantino say to Brad Pitt?

In this edition we find out how to make manufacturing easier in 2020. We highlight AspectPT’s stand at EMEX and we recommend an 8mm Vintage Camera App. We learn about All About Reports in AspectPL and we hear what Quentin Tarantino said to Brad Pitt. Lastly we ask you to recommend us on Google. 

Find out more at AspectPT February 2020 Newsletter.

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AspectPT’s Shayne Jones and Bob Dedekind were invited speakers at the PIMA (Plastics Industry Manufacturers of Australia) AGM in Sydney on November 7th.

Bob spoke about the opportunities Industry 4.0 offers manufacturers and why 2020 is the year for companies to remove production pain points
and digitise their factory floor.

 

Thanks to PIMA for hosting Shayne and Bob (pictured) in Sydney.

 

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Aspect PT’s Bob Dedekind and Allan Orr attended the Hannover Messe Industrial Transformation event in Singapore in late October 2019.

Bob and Allan were part of the New Zealand Singapore Industry 4.0 Trek organised by Callaghan Innovation.

They enjoyed meeting both international and New Zealand manufacturing and technology companies interested in Industry 4.0 initiatives.

 

Pictured is Bob Dedekind (AspectPT), Stefan Hoppe (OPC Foundation) and Allan Orr (AspectPT).

 

AspectPT – Spring 2019 Newsletter

Cormack Packaging, meet Allan Orr, pitching a tent & avoiding divorce + DIY ideas

In this edition we find out how much scheduling and reporting time Cormack Packaging has saved since installing AspectPL. We meet Allan Orr the Founding Director at AspectPT and we learn about Alert Reasons in AspectPL. We also have some advice on pitching a tent without divorcing and list some spring DIY project suggestions from Bunnings.

Find out more at AspectPT Spring Newsletter.

The latest AspectPL software release is happening – September 2019

We are thrilled to release version 19.1 of AspectPL. This version includes AspectPT designed updates and customer requirements.

Thank you to our customers for your feedback. We have included many customer requests in this software release – your continued input makes AspectPL better. This release includes alternative monitor screens, new labour requirement features, dummy job improvements and much more……

Find out more at AspectPL Software Release 19.1

AspectPT – Winter 2019 Newsletter

Hansen Products, meet Scott Watson, surviving skiing & the winter blues

In this edition we find out how Hansen Products prepared for the install of AspectPL. We meet software developer Scott Watson, learn how to export data from AspectPL and flag a new software release. We also have some tips on surviving skiing with kids and learn about how scientists have now proved that light can help us cope with the winter blues.

Find out more at AspectPT Winter 2019 Newsletter

AspectPT at the Plastics New Zealand 75th Anniversary

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Shayne Jones (pictured) and Bob Dedekind represented Aspect Productivity Technology in Queenstown.

They enjoyed catching up with clients, meeting new contacts and learning about their businesses.

Shayne said. “This conference was very well organised. Having a trade table and meeting with the NZ Plastics industry

was of great value to AspectPT. Thanks to Plastics New Zealand for making the conference so enjoyable.”

 

AspectPT – Autumn/Easter 2019 Newsletter

AspectPL advanced user training, meet Bob Dedekind, another great AspectPL user tip (re-create jobs) and a humongous chocolate hen!

In this edition, we highlight AspectPL usage audit and advanced user training. We meet Bob Dedekind the Technical Manager at AspectPT and we share some tips and tricks on how to re-create jobs in AspectPL. We’ve included an interesting article on manufacturing progress by comparing handmade and factory made products and just for fun find out if a humongous chocolate hen is where Easter eggs come from.

Find out more at AspectPT Autumn/Easter 2019 Newsletter

AspectPT – Summer 2019 Newsletter

Making business changes in 2019, meet Shayne (Brad) Jones, another great AspectPL user tip (bulk classes) and sticking to your NYE resolutions

In this edition, we talk about making changes in your business in 2019 and we meet Shayne Jones the Business Development Manager at AspectPT. We share some tips and tricks on how to bulk assign classes in AspectPL and include a helpful article on how to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions.

Find out more at AspectPT Summer 2019 Newsletter

AspectPT – Spring 2018 Newsletter

Pharmapac’s use of AspectPL, Material Test Bulk Upload tips, Meet AspectPT’s Chris Rauch and go fishing with the kids.

In this spring edition, we interview the Pharmapac team and find out how they have mastered AspectPL in their business. We meet Chris Rauch the Software Support Specialist at AspectPT. We share some tips and tricks on how to get the best out AspectPL and include a helpful article on how to get the kids into fishing this summer.

Find out more at AspectPT Spring 2018 Newsletter

AspectPT – Continuous Improvements Add Up Over Time

With live scheduling, visualisation and an excellent shop-floor process in place, how do you make improvements? How do you get more bang for your buck?

Find out more at http://mailchi.mp/ca8e87448922/project-improvement-approach-38845

McKinsey: Manufacturers need a comprehensive strategy for plant-floor Digitization

Increasingly competitive CPG markets are making consumer-centred innovation—and the successful adoption of digital technologies—essential as the CPG landscape evolves through 2030.

Full Story: http://www.mckinsey.com/industries/consumer-packaged-goods/our-insights/cpg-manufacturers-need-a-comprehensive-strategy-for-digitization?cid=eml-web

AspectPT at National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2017

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During the second week of May, AspectPT exhibited at NMW 2017 in Melbourne. NMW is Australia’s premier manufacturing exhibition and the only fully-integrated annual event. It showcases the latest products and evolving technologies in the expanding manufacturing market.

With over 10,000 attendees visiting during the four days, we happy to have our hands full. We had the pleasure of meeting a wide range of prospects and fellow-exhibitors from a variety of countries. This included the Middle East, China and other parts of Asia, and of course, we caught up with many old faces from Australia and New Zealand.

Needless to say, we demonstrated the latest AspectPL software to a significant number of ‘plastics and packaging’ operators, and it was very well-received. Interestingly, there were also a number of enquiries from ‘non-plastics’ sectors, the likes of CNC machinery and engineering businesses looking for advanced production scheduling software and support for monitoring assembly stations and manual work centres.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at NMW 2017, and we’re looking forward to next year’s show.