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MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI - Analyst Report) boosted its innovation forum, with the launch of a new part within the Umetrics Suite of Data Analytics Solutions. The new part, named Active Dashboard, would make manufacturing process more transparent to all the production professionals.

The newly launched premium solution – Active Dashboard – would run across different types of platforms and devices. It would empower production managers and leaders to keep an eye on the entire manufacturing process by constantly accumulating and evaluating products and process data related to the product’s quality.

The innovative visual analytics approach (supported by Active Dashboard), together with advanced analytics results from SIMCA-online, would assist the production manager provide a clear overview of the manufacturing process. This system would highlight the time, location and other details of products with issues.

Henceforth, Active Dashboard would make manufacturing system more efficient and augment the productivity of the existing assets of a company. It would aid a firm in bringing down production costs and improve the overall quality of output produced.

Share Price and Zacks Rank

MKS Instruments currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). The stock closed Oct 18, 2016 trading session, with a price of $48.95 per share.

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