Siemens Vertical Glass and FeneTech Plan Collaboration for Fully Automated and Digitalized Glass Processing

Two partners, one goal: With its FeneVision ERP system, software specialist FeneTech would round out the Siemens automation and digitalization portfolio for the glass processing industry. That’s a good reason to collaborate; initial pilot applications are already in the planning stages. “At the heart of digital solutions from Siemens is the digital twin, a virtual image of plants based on an end-to-end data model. The consistent use of these solutions …

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GLASSBEL Selects FeneTech as Their New Software Partner

GLASSBEL, based in Klaipeda, Lithuania, has recently selected software specialist FeneTech, creator of FeneVision ERP software, as their new long-term software partner. FeneTech and UAB GLASSBEL finalized the agreement during a meeting in late October 2019 at GLASSBEL’s Klaipeda factory. Horst Mertes, CEO of Luxembourg-based FeneTech Europe SARL comments, “We are delighted and proud to have GLASSBEL as a new long-term customer in our portfolio of hundreds of satisfied customers. …

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Vinylmax: Doing the Right Things

Laura Doerger-Roberts, president of Vinylmax Windows, is an awe-inspiring presence in the window and door industry—a direct result of her and her family’s indomitable work ethic and their shared passion for the company’s mission—Prioritize the Customer Experience. Make exceptional windows. Do the right things. A family-owned business that began in 1982 with a mere 50-window per day capacity, Vinylmax founder and Laura’s father Jim Doerger eventually passed the torch onto …

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FeneTech Restructures Management Team

Matt Buchanan

In response to their exponential growth, Aurora, Ohio software company FeneTech, Inc. has recently named Matt Buchanan to the newly created position of Director of Software Development. Additionally, according to FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl, the company has created a series of technical leads over which Buchanan will be responsible.

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The Digital Advantage: How to effectively use the data you’re collecting

“Our vision is to eliminate islands of information by creating a common, open communication standard that all machinery and software providers utilize to share data.” ERP systems provide direct digital communication, passing work instructions to machinery and providing the ability to go paperless on the shop floor.  To this end, companies rush to collect massive amounts of data and place it in the cloud with the mindset of, “once we …

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Labor and Automation

FeneTech’s Matt Batcha recently contributed to an article by Bethany Stough from Window & Door Magazine. In it, he provided his perspective on today’s workforce vis-à-vis the challenges of finding skilled labor and implementing new software solutions. Stough’s articles can be found in “Labor and Automation: How automation and technology make people less necessary, more important.”

Building the Glass Factory of Tomorrow

FeneTech President & CEO Ron Crowl
January 28, 2019

(This article originally appeared in the online edition of Glass Magazine, January 28, 2019.)

FENml dashboard, featuring valuable information for a Bystronic IG line, such as current status, production rates, overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE, product quality issues and maintenance compliance.

Keeping up with the latest trends in machines and manufacturing is practically a full-time job. Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things have exponentially hastened the development of a host of enhancements that are poised to change the way glass fabricators conduct business. Here are five of the top machine and manufacturing trends to look for in 2019.

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FeneTech at WinDoor promotes FENml

FeneTech, one of several software companies at WinDoor 2017 in Toronto, used its platform to promote the advantages of FENml: Fenestration Manufacturing Language. Read more about FeneTech and FENml in the November 30, 2017 post by DWM Magazine.    

FeneTech unveils FENml at GlassBuild 2017

GlassBuild 2017 will be remembered for many things; not the least of which was its inauspicious beginnings amid the tail end of Hurricane Irma. But even more exciting was FeneTech’s unveiling of its latest initiative FENml. Read here  Bethany Stough’s Glass Magazine piece “Standardizing the IIot” about FeneTech’s pioneering solution to the problem of streamlining inter-connectivity among machinery, glass fabricators and window & door manufacturers, suppliers, and software providers.

Workforce Development: Labor And Automation

Bethany Stough taps FeneTech’s Matt Batcha on the changing fenestration industry

The fenestration industry is waking up to technology advancements and automation. While some companies have invested in more automated factories for years, industry suppliers and economic forecasters have seen a shift in the past two to three years where this type of investment is growing into a mainstream industry trend. The robots and automated machinery widely on display and sold at industry trade shows is one indication of this growing trend.

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FeneTech Adds More Sessions to Annual User Conference

FeneTech, Inc. will hold their annual conference June 10-12 with added sessions to further educate users about their FeneVision software’s latest enhancements. This is the 17th year for the annual conference which began in 2003 with 17 attendees representing 11 companies. Each year has seen the conference grow. Today, Manager of Administrative Services Samantha Hudeck expects between 110 and 120 users representing 50-55 window and door manufacturers and glass fabrication …

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FeneVision Wins Door & Window Market Magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award

Door & Window Market Magazine’s readers have once again chosen FeneVision ERP solution as 2018’s best software choice for window and door manufacturers. DWM readers selected products from within 22 separate categories they felt were the most noteworthy and significant. You can read more about FeneVision’s selection in the December / January issue of DWM Magazine.