Enable and Enhance Automation
Today’s major shifts in equipment and machinery manufacturing are all driven by the need to streamline operations and develop services that differentiate the customer experience. That lack of integration and visibility leads to a broad range of issues, including inefficient operations and slow response times, both in the factory and in the market. It also leads to poor quality control, high overhead, and compromised security.
Equinox brings its wide, end-to-end portfolio of solutions, the foundation of which is a network architecture empowering and enhancing automation, collaboration, video and business intelligence.
Manufacturers experience significant business outcomes, including:
Improved security, operational efficiency, and productivity
Business improvements, such as overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), machine monitoring, machine and process optimization, and predictive maintenance
Protection against risks, improvement of efficiency, and reduction of site downtime
Increased supply chain flexibility and agility
The utilization leading-edge communications and collaboration tools
Digital Manufacturing: Getting There Is a Journey
Digital manufacturing is not a single solution but a journey toward continuous improvement, increasing visibility, and integrating every part of the supply chain to make it available to the solution.
We’ve seen the business outcomes that can be enabled by digital manufacturing. The key building blocks include:
• A comprehensive, secure, end-to-end infrastructure; one that is based on a network architecture enabling and enhancing automation, collaboration, and business intelligence. It should span the entire supply chain, including R&D, engineering, and design, as well as production operations, distribution, and retail elements.
• At the computing level, connected machines use IOE technologies to share data and improve performance. Whether they reside in the data center or on a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment, computing capabilities are available where they are most needed – at the edge, in the plant, at the enterprise, or outside the firewall.
• At the application level, collaboration is key. Interconnected assets and devices on the plant floor and along the supply chain can connect to the Internet, share their status, and communicate with other devices. Big data analytics automatically analyse huge volumes of unstructured and variable data, which are gathered in real time. The results are an event-based, self-healing system that can intelligently make decisions – and increase the visibility of operational processes.
Smart Adaptive Solutions
Our solutions are tailored for different market segments and requirements.