Globalization is driving a heightened focus on Smart Manufacturing. These initiatives rely on modern technologies to improve the productivity and performance of your industrial operations. Are you ready to realize this vision?
Justifying the risk and expense of control system upgrades is a challenge. Legacy systems operate in isolation and outdated equipment is costly to run. However, the threat of obsolescence may seem less daunting than upgrading. Today, smart manufacturing may cause you to rethink that.
Modern technologies highlighted in Industrial Internet of Things strategies are already helping forward-thinking manufacturers reap the benefits of Smart Manufacturing. To meet the demands of modern manufacturing, companies are looking to new technologies to optimize their processes and equip their people for higher performance and efficiency.
To understand your obsolescence risk, begin by conducting a lifecycle analysis of your equipment, spare parts, and software inventory. A thorough review of this information will help you prioritize your modernization needs and goals. We have extensive experience conducting installed base evaluations. We can help you shave weeks or even months off the process compared to doing it internally.
We help you identify your most critical equipment, your biggest risks, and your migration options. Working together, we can plan upgrades to help you realize the benefits of better performance, more informed business decisions, and quicker response to changing market demands. With our partners, we can then help you implement a plan that fits your application needs, budget, and long-term goals.
Whether you choose to migrate all at once or in phases, we have the tools and experience to guide you. We can help you get the highest possible return on your automation investment, from complete custom solutions, to pre-configured modernization packages, to do-it-yourself tools.
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Field modernization can be a cost-effective alternative to new capital expenditure when considering options to enhance performance and reliability of medium voltage equipment. Field modernization options vary from simple hardware or software changes to complex system reconfigurations. An upgrade of your existing hardware or software could provide the added functionality that is required to meet the demands of a new application.
You have seen the announcements about the Allen-Bradley® PLC-5® Control System entering the End of Life phase. We provide a variety of resources to help you upgrade your controllers, with choices to help you develop a proactive lifecycle plan that meets your needs. Whether you choose to work with a trusted partner or do it yourself, we offer a full portfolio of modernization and migration services and tools to ease the process.
You have most likely considered and possibly already even modernised your control platform. However, what about the rest of your plant and machine based equipment? Have you considered your AC and DC drives, your safety and motion systems or even your medium voltage (MV) products? Will they seamlessly integrate and provide you with the safety features, connectivity and data required to meet your current and future operational and business requirements?
We can help you explore the huge benefits of modernisation, from mitigating risk through obsolescence management of single products, to joining the companies of the future by enabling the Connected Enterprise and Smart Manufacturing. Rockwell Automation has the solution to match your particular requirements and vision, and to partner with you on your modernisation journey.