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Enterprise Benefits from ICT value added services

  • Quicker access to information in a real time from factory floor devices delivered to your desktop (Plant vs. Office Differences).

  • Creation of a Common Information Infrastructure allowing greater interoperability and management of equipment.

  • Scalability in deployment. Cost effective deployment in a build a information structure incrementally.

  • Linkages to the installed Plant Systems without major disruption to existing systems.

  • Simple and Intuitive interfaces leveraging Web based technologies such as browsers, OPC servers and XML data structuring.

    Key Facts with regard to Networking in Industrial Automation

  • Control Architectures in Manufacturing and Process Plants will continue to contain various communication networks and protocols for the next 20 years.

  • Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, Fisher-Rosemount, Foxboro, ABB, and many other Automation companies are implementing Ethernet as a communication network in most of their equipment.

  • Ethernet based communications and Internet driven architectures will provide a mechanism to allow a much greater capability for interoperability.

    Issues Facing the Automation Systems and the Manufacturing Environment

  • Integrating production facilities into a new highly responsive business models linking the plant floor to the front office.

  • Reducing the cost of support and maintenance of equipment while improving up-time and availability and reducing or elimination of proprietary systems.

  • Improving process performance while minimizing disruption and capital expenditures.
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