Use PAM wherever you need easy control
Conversational interface technology, also known as natural language,
enables people to control computers and other electronic devices by
speaking everyday language. Most voice recognition systems substitute
sounds for isolated commands but the PAM conversational interface
system enables extended conversations between people and computers—even
when the subject is unclear, or if instructions require several
exchanges of information.
A more responsive factory floor
Imagine if you could control what happens on your factory floor—no matter
where you are. Not only could you and other managers maintain a higher
level of control, but you could easily and efficiently boost equipment
on-time and plant productivity. Here are some examples:
You might ask an environmental control system with a PAM interface,
"What is the temperature?" After the computer replies, you could can
say, "Turn it up," and PAM will understand that "it" refers to the
thermostat controlling the temperature.
Using the customization tools supplied with PAM and the factory alarm
language pack, it's easy to add support for requests like,
"What is the status of kiln one?" Or a maintenance supervisor might
say, "Reset the kiln alarms." If there are several kilns, PAM will
ask which kiln the supervisor means—unless there are no alarms to reset.
Or take a sheet-metal fabrication facility as an example. On a CNC turret
punch press, there are lots of different kinds of machine alarms. In one
instance, the output from a gearbox thermocouple could signal an
over-temperature condition and halt production—even though it might
not be serious. Using PAM, remote technicians can get information on
how serious the deviation is, reset the alarm and restart the machine
On the other hand, a sheet-out-of clamp-notice from the clamp sensors
would alert a maintenance technician or the operator to make an
A technician or manager who is out of the plant can gauge these two
situations over the phone. Still just using the phone, they can decide
to reset the machine and continue running parts, or specify a manual
More than just machine alarms
PAM can do management as well as maintenance. The production foreman
can use PAM to get counter output results to check how many sheets of
material have been run—right over the phone—and make dynamic
production adjustments. You can even set PAM up to answer questions
- "How many of part 3002 are in stock?"
- "When will order 8967 be ready?"
A wide range of system compatibility
PAM can integrate flexibly into a wide variety of
computer-controlled systems. Contact us to find out how
you can add PAM to your systems.