RTW IPC APEX EXPO 2019: KIC Speaks on Data, Voiding and Traceability


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Bjorn Dahle, president of KIC, talks with I-Connect007 Technical Editor Pete Starkey about how the industry has shifted its focus from the machine—making machines faster, more accurate, less expensive, and more reliable—to data, allowing machines to communicate with each other, and the effect this will have on manufacturing execution systems (MES).

Dahle and Starkey also discuss traceability, and one of the industry's hottest topics right now—voiding.

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