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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Seeing Inside General Atomics' Paint Booths with PI Vision
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. is a Department of Defense contractor and leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft systems, radars, state-of-the-art ground control systems, and electro-optic solutions. But with such diversity of business activities, General Atomics was facing several data-related challenges. Sharing information and data between business units was proving unduly difficult. “We're very vertically integrated and a lot of our organizations don't know what each other are doing,” said Russell Manson, Integration Automation Architect at General Atomics, during PI World San Francisco 2019. To address these and other challenges, General Atomics formed an internal team called the Manufacturing Center for Continuous Improvement (MCCI). With the help of the PI System and FogLAMP, Manson and his MCCI team soon found that they could harvest, display, and share data in an easy, intuitive way.