Manufacturing intelligence software

THE latest business solution available from automation specialist Rockwell Automation is the powerful IncuityEMI version 2.6 ‘enterprise manufacturing intelligence’ (EMI) software.

This innovative software tool has been designed to access the data from many disparate sources throughout a manufacturing facility, then organise, analyse and present that information via user-friendly web browsers or similar remote interfaces.

Founded on a standard data model, the IncuityEMI software unifies normally incompatible information–such as the time-series data generated on the plant floor and the transaction-oriented data contained in enterprise business systems–and enables decisions to be made.

IncuityEMI treats the various data sources as ‘silos’ of information. Such sources could be plant-floor controllers, SCADA and historians, plus laboratory, batch and maintenance systems, as well as manufacturing execution systems (MES) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

The UPM references this information without extracting or storing it, then combines and correlates the real-time data in the context of recreational and transactional business data, such as business goals, supply chain requirements and compliance parameters.

The real-time data is presented simply in the form of web portals or dashboards, plus can be exported to Microsoft Excel. In this way, IncuityEMI provides a holistic view of production, empowering decision-makers.

The IncuityEMI version 2.6 software tool complements Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk integrated production and performance software suite. Each of the modular FactoryTalk modules–such as FactoryTalk View (an HMI) FactoryTalk ProductionCentre (an MES), FactoryTalk Historian and FactoryTalk AssetCentre–can be accessed and analysed by the IncuityEMI software.

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