Process engineering is the operation, control and optimization of a manufacturing process. Chief among the tools for the process engineer is Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). CIM uses computers to manage and control the entire manufacturing process. Computer integration allows manufacturing systems to communicate, reducing errors and creating a more efficient manufacturing process. Inventory levels, component delivery and the length of time to build a sub-assembly can be taken into account for process management and control with CIM. A high performance computer can integrate the entire manufacturing flow and manage engineering, production, inventory and support for optimal operation.
Small and medium businesses (SMB) have found that they are at a distinct competitive disadvantage in trying to control the entire manufacturing process without the proper tools and systems. In the past, high performance clusters were out of the reach of most of these companies. With advances in technology and scalability, SMB companies can invest in a modestly priced system that is scaled to their level and requirements for process control saving both time and money. A CIM control cluster is a sound investment with an excellent return on investment for SMB Manufacturing companies.
NSG specializes in providing 2 – 64 node clusters for the SMB market and can design a system that offers you the best value for your budget. NSG solutions are based on tier one manufacturers like Hewlett Packard and Hitachi.