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XL Partner in Belgium
Oct 26 2015

We are delighted to announce our newest XL partner – based in Belgium. Action Coaching International (ACI) are experts in manufacturing transformation with over 15 years of consulting and training experience. In their very first month as an XL partner they've already deployed a dozen XL units in a global pharmaceutical company.

Great start ACI – and we are thrilled to have you join our extended XL family!

The XL Fall 2015 Tour
Sep 9 2015

Fall is drawing near, and not only are we on pace for another record-breaking year with our XL Productivity Appliance™, it’s also time to hit the road to showcase XL to the world. Here are some of our booked events:

This is our first time presenting to the Independent Carton Group and we are delighted that one of our XL customers recommended us to their members.

With approximately 50,000 attendees, PACK EXPO is the largest event on our fall calendar. This year’s show is in Las Vegas and it’s bound to be incredible. We will be exhibiting in the South Hall in booth 7749.

The EMA fall meeting is in New Orleans and is themed around Agility – The Foundation of our Future. On Friday October 16th we are presenting on Total Productive Maintenance – using TPM to improve manufacturing agility and as a foundation for long-term improvement.

XL Earns US Patent
Aug 5 2015

We are pleased to announce that we have been granted a US patent for innovative technologies that we especially developed for our XL Productivity Appliance™. These technologies leverage standard web browsers as clients to extend the scale and scope of the information that XL delivers. XL devices focus on monitoring production with real-time precision, while client web browsers generate and export sophisticated reports in multiple formats. With this new patent, XL continues to demonstrate itself as an extremely innovative platform for improving manufacturing productivity.

Helping to Deploy TPM
Jun 18 2015

We are delighted to be presenting a three-part series on TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) for the Envelope Manufacturers Association. This series consists of two webinars and culminates in a live presentation at the 2015 EMA Fall Conference, which runs from October 14th to 17th in New Orleans.

Our TPM series explores the core elements of TPM and presents simple and practical ways that discrete manufacturers can deploy TPM in their plants. For more information on how you can use TPM to improve manufacturing productivity, or to setup a webinar series for your business or organization on TPM, OEE, SMED, or any other topics related to manufacturing productivity please email us or call us today at +1.630.875.3600.

We Are Involved – In the Packaging Industry
May 1 2015

The XL Productivity Appliance™ is used extensively in the packaging industry; so working with the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI) is a natural fit. We are delighted to have been welcomed as members of PMMI and look forward to contributing to their mission of applying technology to help member companies succeed in the global marketplace.

The PMMI represents over 700 companies involved in the manufacture of packaging, processing, and packaging-related equipment in North America. The PMMI also hosts Pack Expo, which features the latest and greatest state-of-the-art equipment, automation and materials for the packaging industry. We will be exhibiting in the 2015 Pack Expo in Las Vegas, which runs from September 28th to 30th.

XL Selected as OEE Standard for 300+ Production Lines
Mar 26 2015

We are delighted to announce that a leading manufacturer of automotive systems has chosen Vorne XL as their standard for automated OEE data capture and reporting – equipping over 300 production lines in the US and Mexico. Three key XL features that were important for this application are:

  • Mix and match different types of scoreboards (in this case the XL800 and the XL400) while maintaining one standard for OEE data capture.
  • Easily retrofit XL to a broad range of legacy manufacturing systems – without touching the existing controls.
  • Combine instant availability of KPIs on the plant floor (through the XL scoreboard) with a rolled up view of North American operations (through a suite of enterprise tools from Vetii|GROUP).
From Icy Chicago to ICE in Florida
Feb 13 2015

We escaped the frozen tundra of Chicago this week to speak in the educational track of the International Converting Exhibition (ICE) in Orlando, Florida. We participated in the Coating Efficiency group to discuss how to efficiently capture Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in the converting industry, and how to use OEE data to drive factory floor targets, shift improvement objectives, and productivity improvement projects. Whether you work in paper, corrugated, nonwovens, film, or any other aspect of the converting industry, OEE can easily be applied to identify lost productive time and opportunities. If you would like to learn more - drop us a line and we will be happy to send you a copy of our presentation.

A Record Sales Quarter
Jan 7 2015

We are thrilled to announce that we set an all-time sales record in our just-completed quarter. One of the hallmarks of 2014 has been the strengthening of XL as an enterprise solution through our ongoing partnership with Vetii|GROUP. Vetii|GROUP is a close network of companies that has a great deal of experience with XL and that offers a suite of products that extend the capabilities of the XL Productivity Appliance™.

We have lots more exciting things in store for 2015 as we continue to invest resources and further develop XL as the most innovative and effective platform for improving manufacturing productivity. Thank you for your support and stay tuned!