THE CONNECTED ENTERPRISE
Smart manufacturing is the gateway to digital transformation. Connected smart devices open new windows of visibility into processes. Data and analytics enable better and faster decision making. Seamless connectivity spurs new collaboration. The Connected Enterprise is a genuine concept coming from Rockwell Automation visionaries that makes all this possible. It converges plant-level and enterprise networks, and securely connects people, processes, and technologies. Operational data is the lifeblood of digital manufacturing. By delivering the right information to the right worker at the right time, you empower workers to make better decisions. When our clients use smart machines that can diagnose or resolve issues on their own, they create smarter operations with less downtime.
We aim to support successful and secured transition that will ensure the maximum output from the digital manufacturing and eventually achieve improvement of productivity and profitability. Rockwell Automation, our partner in that undertaking, along with their strategic alliance partners Cisco, Microsoft, Panduit, and Endress+Hauser, offers solutions and services that give strong technological and strategic advantages to any industry, at any stage of the lifecycle.
Manufacturing Information Solutions
Information changes the face of manufacturing. Access to the metrics coming out of automation systems can help industry peers make critical improvements. With analytics that scale to production challenge, Rockwell Automation Information Solutions offer descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics to turn data into your most valuable resource. Plant data has the power to inform every aspect of a business. Rockwell Software analytic applications can integrate with many business intelligence technologies beyond what is offered in the Rockwell Automation portfolio. Now every manufacturer can confidently tap production information and analyze big data no matter if the plant-wide automation standard is Rockwell Automation or any other Tier 1 vendor. Being that Rockwell Software FactoryTalk Manufacturing Intelligence and Analytics is a truly control system vendor agnostic solution, there is virtually no obstacle in getting just any valuable information from the plant floor up to the manufacturing management level in time and as-is.
Manufacturing Execution Solutions
Rockwell Automation manufacturing execution solutions are built on more than 100 years of production and control platform experience. Scalable offerings address the most critical needs for quick time to value and ease the path to smart manufacturing. We offer manufacturing execution systems (MES), industry suites and application solutions that provide workflows, business rules, and user experience configured on FactoryTalk® ProductionCentre® software. Production management is a key aspect of the RA MES solution. The FactoryTalk ProductionCentre software helps address the challenges that are associated with enforcing processes in manufacturing. It provides better synchronization of production activities and improves work-instruction delivery to personnel in increasingly complex operations. One can better manage the flow of materials from warehouses and suppliers. The FactoryTalk ProductionCentre software offers out-of-box integration with ERP to track order data, BOM, and recipe parameters. In addition to that the ProdutionCentre provides powerful tools for performance, quality management and regulatory compliance. It is a one-stop.
Industrial Internet of Things
The convergence of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) is raising questions within manufacturing and industrial organizations. Who and how will design and oversee the complex network infrastructures required to take advantage of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)?
And what is the IIoT on the first place?
We perceive the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as a subset of the broader IoT, where the people, processes, and things are primarily engaged in the production of physical goods and maintenance of physical assets. So where do we get the tools to handle this emerging potential?
Rockwell Automation division, Rockwell Software had been working around the clock to provide a product that will answer to those questions. They are introducing the Smart Connected Operations solution, natural extension of their concept of Connected Enterprise, as a future looking vision that describes what the factory or production line of the future will look like. It will involve Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled Manufacturing Operation Management applications integrated with IIoT enabled assets and IIoT enabled business systems.