Providing robust and secure data communication between all of the systems was only half the battle. As new technologies become available they also needed to be able to swap out machines and systems quickly with as little disruption to the production line and other connected systems as possible.
There was also a requirement for real-time tracking of products and materials as well as a process capability analysis available to the operators on the shop floor.
Rather than having to create a separate connection to every other existing network, any new machine or system simply connects to ATS Bus. All data translation, communication and security requirements are then handled by ATS Bus. This reduces integration and running costs by reducing the number of separate data interfaces.
In addition data analysis is carried out by ATS CM4D with results presented to the operator through a SCADA system.
Systems, Tools & Services Expertise
- ATS Bus
- ATS CM4D
- MES (iBaseT Solumina)
- SCADA (Siemens WinCC)
- RFID Tracking (Impinj Speedway)
- Machine Processes (Europlacer)
- AOI and SPI machines (Automated Inspection Results)
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