Author: Kelly Springer

FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl
January 28, 2019

(This article originally appeared in the online edition of Glass Magazine, January 28, 2019.)

FENml dashboard, featuring valuable information for a Bystronic IG line, such as current status, production rates, overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE, product quality issues and maintenance compliance.

Keeping up with the latest trends in machines and manufacturing is practically a full-time job. Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things have exponentially hastened the development of a host of enhancements that are poised to change the way glass fabricators conduct business. Here are five of the top machine and manufacturing trends to look for in 2019.

FENml is FeneTech's latest initiative that uses the concepts IoT and Industry 4.0 to create a baseline communication for the fenestration industry. FeneTech announced the release of FENml--Fenestration Manufacturing Language--at NGA's GlassBuild America 2017. Read more about FENml and its inception in this release from Glass Magazine. ...

FeneTech, one of several software companies at WinDoor 2017 in Toronto, used its platform to promote the advantages of FENml: Fenestration Manufacturing Language. Read more about FeneTech and FENml in the November 30, 2017 post by DWM Magazine.     ...

FeneTech's AJ Piscitelli presents information about FENml. GlassBuild 2017 will be remembered for many things; not the least of which was its inauspicious beginnings amid the tail end of Hurricane Irma. But even more exciting was FeneTech’s unveiling of its latest initiative FENml. Read here  Bethany Stough's Glass Magazine piece "Standardizing the IIot" about FeneTech’s pioneering solution to the problem of streamlining inter-connectivity among machinery, glass fabricators and window & door manufacturers, suppliers, and software providers. ...

In October's edition of Glass Magazine, editor Katy Devlin outlines the glass industry's focus on integration and automation.  With fewer employees needed to operate and manage the latest systems, glass plants today have become more sophisticated, more efficient, and safer, in large part because of advancements in automation and plant integration.  Read here to find out more about this exciting trend....