By Geertjan on Apr 25, 2013
Summit Management Systems is an Industrial IT Solutions provider. It provides data-acquisition and plant floor monitoring tools for assembly processes.
The team began working in the industry nearly 20 years ago, using bar-coding as a means for tracing parts from the beginning to the end of production, something that is still not as entirely commonplace as one would expect. Then they were asked by a client to design and implement an operator assistance application that would allow a product to be assembled by only a few people, instead of having an entire assembly line involved.
The team then came up with the Summit Work-Cell Management application. There are three main parts to this application: a server, a client (which is installed in a work-cell on a plant floor, which paints a large screen LCD), and the Work-Cell management application, which is created on the NetBeans Platform:
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