Smart Connected Factories for Industry 4.0

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Architected for the Industrial Internet of Things

Cimetrix host connectivity products allow factories seamless connectivity to varying factory equipment within a single event-driven framework.  Software Development Kits (SDK) provide rapid-deployment tools for factories to mine the treasure trove of data available from shop floor equipment driving actionable insights for optimal decision-making.

Seamless connectivity allows factory IT systems direct access to factory equipment.  The resulting bi-directional communication, data collection, and process control establishes the foundation for Industry 4.0, Big Data, and Smart Factory initiatives.

Smart Factory needs Equipment Connectivity

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Develop Customized Applications

The Software Development Kits (SDKs) allows factories to develop applications which directly interact with connected equipment allowing factories to implement a multitude of customized solutions.  Some examples…

  • Critical data collection (reporting, analytics, big data)
  • MES system integration (in-house MES or 3rd party MES)
  • Traceability data collection (product, material, process)
  • Recipe Management (upload, download, notify of change)
  • Process control (SPC, closed-loop-feedback)
  • Preventative maintenance (machine cycles, alarms, predictive analytics)
  • Scrap management (mispicks, vision errors, etc)
  • Equipment utilization (uptime, downtime, cycle time, OEE, E10)
  • Material management (product control, material consumption, scrap)
  • Quality tracking (results from AOI, AXI, SPI, test benches)

Validate Equipment Communication Protocols and Standards Adherence

Cimetrix host connectivity products allow validation of OEM Equipment implementations of equipment-side communication protocols and adherence to standards. These tools can be used by both the Equipment OEM as well as the factory to validate each interface for a wide range of standard protocols.