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How many more interfaces, buttons or stacklights can operators rely on?

Information overlord: 14 industry experts give insight into what sorts of additional information stacklights can provide that can be of use to operators and floor managers

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With advanced communication technology, what sorts of additional information are stacklights able to provide that can be of use to operators and floor managers?John Curtin, director, automation solutions, Motion Industries: Advantages in wireless communication have greatly enhanced the potential for stacklights to become far more helpful to operators and production managers. Traditionally, stacklights have been stand-alone indicators for a few specific functions of a single process. Now, stacklights are able to be networked. This allows the production manager to identify and document faults and unproductive time throughout the plant. In addition to pinpointing the…

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