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Kimball Uses the PI System to Create a Smart Production Line
Two years ago, neither Josue Fernandez nor anyone else at Kimball Electronics, a leading contract manufacturer of electronic subassemblies, had heard of the
PI System™. All Fernandez knew was that they had a problem. Kimball's Mexico facility had many disparate pieces of circuit-board printing equipment, each
one with its own monitoring capabilities. But the plant didn’t have a unified data repository where performance information from all assets could be shared and stored. Engineers had terabytes of information coming in from different systems, but struggled to manually extract value from their data. After hearing another OSIsoft customer discuss their success with the PI System on the company’s YouTube channel, Kimball decided to give the real-time data infrastructure a try.