The whirring symphony of sound coming from your plant or operation is data asking for a promotion. Thousands of times a second, each machine and process across your plant is producing the kind of justification that makes this an easy decision. But you need to help this data realize its full potential. FactoryTalk® OperationSuite provides the software that brings the data to you as actionable information allowing you to confidently operate and manage production, quality and uptime. The unique combination of tools within FactoryTalk OperationSuite are designed to deliver contextual, role-based information that can be acted on to improve systems or processes. Think about the value of a single reporting and analytics solution deployed individually at a machine or line level to solve specific needs, and then scaled across multiple lines or plants to achieve vital business objectives. All the software tools are here; ready to elevate the enterprise.
Consistency is King with FactoryTalk View
Sounds easy: Give machine operators and others a consistent view into the performance of the valuable equipment they spend their day monitoring. With the right human machine interface software, you can experience that simplicity at the discrete machine level or across your entire plant and operation. FactoryTalk View HMI software makes it easy with design elements like standardized faceplates, allowing operators to move from machine-to-machine and see consistent elements. Developers will also love the convenience of FactoryTalk View HMI software for the commissioning of your Allen-Bradley Panelview HMI hardware and monitors.
Know Before You Start with FactoryTalk Historian
Until machine performance is organized into useful information, those millions of points of data coming from your machines can create a million questions. You need an organizer of that data at the machine and enterprise levels. FactoryTalk Historian software does the heavy lifting for you, like collecting critical time-series data for various calculations, estimations, and statistical processes. With the data served up in powerful reporting and trending reports, you gain new insights with new potential for performance gains.
All for One and One for FactoryTalk Batch
Bring it all together with FactoryTalk Batch software. You can apply one control and information system across your process to improve capacity and product quality, save energy and raw materials, and reduce process variations and human intervention. You are enabled to develop modern batch control strategies by supporting flexible production capabilities and standardized company procedures while accelerating product and process development.
Secure Content Delivery with ThinManager Software
ThinManager® software is a content delivery and thin client management platform designed for configuration, deployment and management of industrial applications, users and end-user devices. It centrally manages your industrial computing assets and securely delivers content to terminals (thin clients, PCs), users (based on role), and/or locations (mobile devices).
ThinManager software provides features that allow for a customized end-user experience. Administrators can deliver multiple applications, with customized layouts to any terminal. Content can be easily displayed across multiple monitors and touch screens or securely delivered to mobile devices, based on the location of the user. It also supports multiple forms of user authentication.
ThinManager software increases security by never storing content on end devices. All terminals managed by this software connect to centralized servers (HMI, MES, CMMS, etc.) and only access content when authenticated. ThinManager-managed terminals can also be replaced in under 2 minutes, seriously reducing unplanned downtime in your industrial facility.
Machine Learning Made Easy
FactoryTalk Analytics LogixAI
What if you could predict anomalies like an overheating engine or a faulty drive? How about anticipating future equipment degradation? Applying analytics within the controller application is a new fundamental approach to achieving process improvements. The FactoryTalk Analytics™ LogixAI™ embedded analytics module empowers you to apply machine learning concepts without needing a data scientist. Once you start modeling your system, you gain new insights and advantages for reducing costly downtime or losses.
Comms: The Lifeblood of any Control System
Free your control system to communicate seamlessly with plant floor devices. Our premier communication platform provides a single access point to your control system data, allowing you to bridge through a central workstation to control equipment with shared access. If it has FactoryTalk software, you can find it. You can even browse the network and communicate with third-party devices and applications.
Unlock Enterprise-level Insights from Industrial Data
FactoryTalk Edge Gateway
Industrial organizations have lots of operational data, but may not know how to take advantage of it at the enterprise level to compete better. CIOs/CTOs may struggle to make OT and IT worlds play well with each other and tap hidden insights from vast industrial data sources. Why? Lack of proper correlating context (e.g. source, type, timestamp, etc.) while capturing high-speed OT data at the edge. Without this critical OT context, captured industrial data has low data integrity, translating to significantly higher data preparation efforts while building analytical models. To extract actionable insights from this OT data requires packaging in an interchangeable and flexible data format easily shareable between OT and IT applications.
FactoryTalk® Edge Gateway™ Software simplifies and automates the process of collecting, organizing, and contextualizing industrial equipment OT data across equipment, devices and automation assets at the source. It helps unlock actionable plant and enterprise-level insights to accelerate IIoT digital transformation, and provides the right foundation to drive edge-to-cloud IT/OT convergence at the enterprise level, so that everyone from the shop floor to the top floor can make smarter decisions.
FactoryTalk ProductionCentre Software
FactoryTalk ProductionCentre® is a comprehensive MES that can help you meet a range of productivity, quality, compliance and cost-saving goals. ProductionCentre integrates quality management and business analytics with paperless shop floor and repair execution. This improves operational efficiencies and helps you achieve and demonstrate regulatory compliance and high quality. Available solutions include single-plant, multiplant or industry-specific suites.
Improving Your OEE by Answering the “WHY”
FactoryTalk Metrics gives you the data that can reveal new ways to increase production, reduce costs, and increase quality. By generating accurate reporting of real plant floor activity, this software gives you important insights into using existing equipment and labor more effectively. FactoryTalk Metrics reports on OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), but it is more than just an OEE reporting tool. OEE can tell you how a machine is performing over time; it cannot tell you why the machine is performing at that level. FactoryTalk Metrics answers the "why" question, uncovering the root-causes of downtime and loss helps you make real improvements to performance.
Flexible Integration of Plant Floor and Enterprise
FactoryTalk Transaction Manager
Transactions are used every day to link systems tightly so they act as one. Whether at the bank, making an online purchase, returning an item, adding money to your child’s lunch account, we rely on linkages behind the scene to ensure a smooth interaction. An industrial transaction does the same thing , seamlessly linking your plant control systems to your enterprise systems.
In many cases, FactoryTalk Transaction Manager is used in data-logging situations where production data from the control system needs to be saved in a database. Different from a historian application, this software provides a two-way exchange of data between applications, like between a database and a control system for downloading production work orders for example. No matter the application, FactoryTalk Transaction Manager can flex and scale to meet your needs.
Super-Charge Your Response Time and Support
FactoryTalk Remote Access Software
Imagine being able to respond to customer needs sooner and find solutions quicker – without costly travel time and expenses to help. FactoryTalk Remote Access™ software is one part of Remote Access for Industrial Equipment, a complete solution that enables a secure connection with remote equipment in the field. Provide installation support, programming upgrades, break-fix applications, remote services, and diagnostics right where you are.