How much plant floor data are you getting? How do you use it?
Modern industry is ultra-competitive, and data is leveling the playing field. Taking small steps today and working through a plan of progression, you can plot a cost effective path to smart manufacturing.
Linking devices machines and platforms
60% of manufacturers lack basic connectivity.
Creating actionable, real-time data
Most desired insights – better production forecasting and plant performance metrics
Acting on power analytics
Combine history with real time data. Utilize predictive performance data and Identify best practice process benchmarks.
Faster decisions that yield better results
The top 80% achieve 10% better OEE
What We Do
Smart Manufacturing is the destination. We help you plan the journey.
Internet of Things (IoT), fully integrated systems, and the promise of big data sound great. But how do you find the time, money, and buy-in to actually get there?
That’s where we can help.
With every upgrade or project you can make deliberate change toward more real-time data capabilities. We help you plan, justify, and implement that change at a scale you can manage. We do this through a process of progression.
Progression is taking small steps today toward a fully enabled tomorrow.
And the key to progression is smart devices.
How We Do It
We use a three-step process to explore how to assess your equipment, consider new technologies, and develop a plan to embrace Smart Manufacturing.
The Installed Base Evaluation
The blueprint for modernization. Get a handle on what you have in place – from opportunities to threats. Read this to learn more about IBEs.
The Smart Tech Review
Get a first-hand demo of the available technology based on the discovery from your IBE. Read this to learn more about Smart Tech Reviews.
– Planning Your Progression
Information and device-level planning templates to help you think through your requirements and set device standards.
Modernization – A Design Opportunity for a New Future
Things change as years pass. People retire, lines are rearranged, new equipment is installed, and ultimately things are forgotten. It happens. That’s why an Installed Base Evaluation (IBE) is important, because it defines a necessary truth that enables prioritization and planning for the future.
Get acquainted with our Modernization services
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Get buy in – we can help you build your business case
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Connecting with EtherNet/IP
Connectivity is the ultimate enabler, and Industrial Ethernet is the fastest growing network globally.
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EtherNet/IP is the leading Ethernet protocol in the US, and the fastest growing worldwide.
How reliable is your network?
This ain’t your office Ethernet! Industrial networks are purposely designed for reliability, performance, and security. We can help you assess the health of your networks, design improvements, and certify results.
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The Smart Tech Review
Exploring new opportunities in functional performance and diagnostics
Smart Devices – The building blocks of progression
The data has always lived in your devices; it’s just become much easier to access and act on.
Motor Overload Relays
Variable Frequency Drives
Temperature & Pressure Transmitters
Planning Your Progression
No Need to Rip and Replace
It’s unrealistic to completely overhaul all your existing equipment. That’s why we advocate a deliberate process of progression, introducing smart devices and connectivity over time.
Define your Goals and Get Started
It’s possible to systematically introduce smart devices based on specific data needs that will influence your most critical metrics. Use our creative exercises as a starting point to discover opportunities where real-time data can truly affect your core objectives. Then leave it to us to help you define device and network standards and create an implementation plan.