kitchener croped logo photoConstruction of the new Old Mill Sanitary Pumping Station

The purpose of this project is to construct a new sanitary pumping station and emergency storage tank in the northwest corner of Willow Lake Park, and decommission the existing Old Mill Sanitary Pumping Station in order to improve and bring the Old Mill Sanitary Pumping Station (OMSPS) into compliance with current City of Kitchener and MOECC standards. This is necessary to accommodate future development and implement such improvements while maintaining the objectives of: protection of the environment; minimal disruption to residents and surrounding areas; engaging a broad range of stakeholders.

RTS will Design and Supply custom engineered PLC control panel and will be responsible for the Supply of Instrumentation for this project.


photo for news feedProcess and ECAP2 Upgrades at the North Toronto Treatment Plant

The primary goal of this project is to replace the ageing electrical distribution system at the plant and restore the treatment capacity of the plant to its rated capacity of 45.5 MLD while providing a high level of nitrification and energy efficiency. Also, the City has a unique opportunity to evaluate innovative technologies for energy consumption and enhanced treatment in a more compact footprint.

The works forming this project are to upgrade process equipment, control systems, and electrical infrastructure at the treatment plant

In the book, Vokey and Seubert provide insights into many aspects of MES and their relation to manufacturing operations management (MOM). Insights include:

1.A breakdown of the business and manufacturing processes within a manufacturing company and insights as to how MES can be used to improve these processes and how MES should be used to analyze process capabilities as the cornerstone of improving the business and how MES can help each department of a manufacturing company.   

2.A review of the process of continuous improvement and why MES can save thousands of dollars in analysis costs.


3.The differences between MES architecture and ERP architecture and why ERP is not the right application for manufacturing execution management.


4.A look into developing an MES program strategy and the subjects that should be investigated for that strategy. If a company is new to MES, what is the strategy for deployment that should be used and why.


5.An explanation of some of the IT technical terms that are used in MES and how these key points of interest affect manufacturing operations.

Vokey and Seubert also provide insights into determining an enterprise architecture and the impact on the enterprise lifecycle as a whole (and some of the mistakes that should be avoided).


Finally, Vokey provides some insight into using IIoT (Edge/Fog technology, cloud technology and agent-based computing) and their importance (or concerns) as they are applied to MES.

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RTS Achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification

RTS Consulting-Automation provider of control system engineering services and leading SAP Manufacturing Execution Solutions (MES) announces that they have been certified under ISO 9001:2015 as of Apr. 8th, 2019. 

We are proud and excited to have earned an ISO 9001:2015 certification and feel it provides additional assurance to our customers that we are focused on continuous improvement, effective project delivery and customer satisfaction” said RTS partner, Vic Briccardi.

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