Control and Information for Plantwide Optimization and Performance
To address your daily challenges, you need to implement automation and information technology to maintain product consistency and improve manufacturing flexibility and agility. However, that alone isn’t enough.
Today’s truly successful manufacturers understand the value in integrating the factory from beginning to end, bridging islands of automation and carrying data throughout the plant to provide information for improving operations and reducing costs.
The solution lies in an integrated information and control architecture offered by Rockwell Automation. It provides a foundation that enables flexible and agile manufacturing, while simplifying the exchange of real-time data between plant floor processes and information systems. Unlike traditional architectures, the Integrated Architecture™ from Rockwell Automation reduces the total cost of ownership by using a single automation infrastructure for the entire range of manufacturing applications.
Integrated Architecture from Rockwell Automation uses sophisticated control, networking, and visualization technologies that help increase your productivity and reduce your total cost to produce your product. It allows you to install a single automation layer across the entire plant. This layer supports the needs of the batch operations (mixing, blending, mashing, fermenting, etc.); continuous operations (baking, cooking, forming and pasteurization); and discrete control in the packaging area, including machine control and motion.
Integrated Architecture not only provides an information-enabled automation platform, but also provides the connectivity and control for all operations. This includes field instrumentation, pump systems, conveyor systems, steam and heating operations, valve control and process monitoring. It provides a single interface for programming changes and helps bridge the gap between the enterprise level and the plant floor by unleashing the relevant real-time information and exposing it to the people and systems that need it.