Smart manufacturing in action
Everyone talks about smart factories and digital transformation – but not all companies, regardless whether machine builders or manufacturers, are at the same stage on their journey to becoming a Connected Enterprise. Rockwell Automation offers an unparalleled overview of the best ways to start a first smart manufacturing project or continue with an initiative that is underway. By optimising, unifying and contextualising data throughout the enterprise, companies can achieve multiple business benefits. These include increases to operational efficiency, accelerated innovation, tighter supply chain integration and opportunities to implement new business models.
Cybersecurity throughout the plant
The enterprise network is the backbone to all smart manufacturing and digital transformation initiatives. Yet with today’s threat landscape, companies can find it a challenge to achieve comprehensive protection of all systems and data. Security measures for production systems need to be entirely different from regular IT systems in order to maximise production flexibility and safety as well as protection. At SPS, Rockwell Automation will demonstrate how to create a defence-in-depth security approach that mitigates risk by interconnecting the physical, electronic and process-related levels of the plant. This strategy also provides the transparency and visibility required in modern production environments, while helping to confirm the safety and security of workers and equipment.
“Our virtual reality journeys through a modern factory make it really clear to visitors how they can apply state-of-the-art technology to solve future challenges,” says Andreas Hamm, Country Sales Director Germany at Rockwell Automation. “Data is the key that ties it all together – whether you’re a machine builder or a manufacturer, and regardless of where you are on your digital transformation journey. Everyone will glean valuable insights to take away from the Rockwell Automation booth at this year’s SPS.”