New year, new case study for Alta Forest Products

Posted by Janice Colmer on Jan 3, 2019 10:44:37 AM

The world's largest producer of fence boards improves efficiency with data visualization.

Walk into the fencing department of your local home improvement store, and you're likely to find Alta Forest Products wood fencing prominently featured. To remain the world's largest fence board producer, Alta has invested heavily in redesigning the handling and processing systems at its four sawmills, scattered over two states. 

With the redesign came the need for visibility into systems data, to verify operations and improve efficiency even farther. Supervisory personnel wanted a broad overview of each facility plus the ability to see critical KPIs (key performance indicators) for each machine center. 

Alta Forest Products case studyRead this case study to learn:

  • Why an inexpensive, custom HMI proved to be the ideal solution
  • What technology integrated the current Allen-Bradley® control systems 
  • How data from all locations is securely accessed 


Topics: groov, groov View, HMI, data visualization

Written by Janice Colmer

Janice has worked at Opto 22 for more than 16 years and is part of the marketing team that strives to share new and relevant content with the automation industry. She enjoys books, camping, country music, and spending time with family and friends.
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