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
Key Facts with regard to Networking in Industrial
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
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.