Many integrators can execute routine automation projects. Some can even push some information to a controller or capture some information from it. Few have a dedicated team of professionals who work day in and day out in the data systems environment. Working exclusively in an industrial environment with Process and Data Automation’s other teams ensures that you are working with seasoned “Industrial IT” professionals who are well versed in all facets of your projects.
For All Clients:
We architect solutions using commercially available off the shelf (COTS) technology adapted to fit your specific requirements and infrastructure. We speak IT and enjoy working in partnership with other IT professionals to deliver results!
Does the latest specification include requirements for off-controller recipe, data collection, and or reporting? Rather than tasking your Engineers with learning a new discipline to fulfill this order consider letting Process and Data Automation fill that seat for you! We have years of experience working in conjunction with OEMs to provide this expertise.
You focus on making your equipment; P&DA can deliver the data solution in your name!
Industrial Ethernet Network Solutions
Our Data Services group is ready to provide your organization with a network infrastructure that is:
Our team of trained professionals is ready to analyze, identify, design, and apply an ethernet network architecture that fits your immediate needs and establishes a foundation for future expansion. This may include the application of wired and wireless technologies, configuration and deployment of virtual LANs, and implementation of secure firewall technology.
Our solutions utilize an open-architecture and are scalable ranging from small segments on the plant floor up to large installations with municipalities. These solutions not only offer smooth and uninterrupted data communications but also redundancy in the event of a network failure.
Robust Reporting Systems
Process and Data Automation’s Data Services Group can give you the complete solution from providing a means to collect and store your process data to formatting it in the reporting solution that best suits your needs.
We have provided reporting for the following and much more:
Our reporting system is a web-based application, accessible through web browsers within your network and has built in user management to keep your records safe.
Industry Compliant Solutions
Whether your goal is to provide your team with performance data or you require specific reporting for regulatory systems such as HACCP, DEP/EPA, CEMs, or others we have the solution for you. We can work directly with your organization and also the auditing authority to evaluate your specific requirements and craft a solution.
Recipe or Profile Solutions
The Data Services team understands the value of precise and consistent control parameters in today’s dynamic business environment. Our Recipe and Profile solutions will help your organization to better manage, control, and monitor your production and at the same time ensuring consistency and efficiency. The Data Services team is prepared to assist in identifying specifications and work with your company to provide a dynamic recipe solution to keep you competitive in today’s industry. Data Services has deployed dozens of parameter, step and parameter/step solutions giving our customers the best of all methodologies insuring that the high end quality of your process remain viable.
Local vs Server Recipe/Profile Solutions
When deploying your solution we can provide Local or Server based systems. Local based systems will store and access data directly from the specific equipment. Server based systems allow management of multiple pieces of recipe/profile based equipment from one common interface. We even have local and server based integrated systems which includes the best of both methods. How’s that for flexibility? Our team will work closely with you to determine the appropriate configuration for your setup data, then deploy and train your staff to start taking advantages of your new streamlined processes.
Knowledge is Power
Industrial organizations use historical data to monitor process-critical systems and to solve a variety of problems. Especially for automated processes, high resolution data is essential. Effective analysis tools help to identify process problems and the causes of production losses so they can be removed.
Shotgun or Surgical Approach?
More information isn’t always better information and this is where our team can help your company identify KPI’s and process critical information and then apply a system to collect and display the information to you in a usable format. Whether you need to snapshot a handful of variables at critical steps in your process or if you need fast collection of a large number of process variables into a true historian system we can provide the solution for you. Using off the shelf tools and technologies we create accurate reports and views of this information so you can improve the operation of your equipment and profitability of your plant.
Many companies have processes that are centralized around a server. The server is responsible for many functions that are essential to your day-to-day operations so it is essential that the hardware is robust and reliable and properly architected to meet the requirements of the software.
The clients come in many shapes and forms and are typically found on the factory floor in the midst of the process. Factory floor environments can be particularly harsh on electronic equipment.
Process solutions can require multiple applications which need to be run on separate server platforms. We can implement virtualization in order to minimize the hardware footprint required for a multi-application solution. Virtualization also allows for more effective strategies regarding redundancy and high availability. Less time configuring hardware after a server collapses means quicker uptime for your manufacturing process to continue.
Knowing this, are your server and client hardware systems set up for success? Are the configurations optimized for industrial environments and systems? Are back-ups in place? In the event of failure can these systems be quickly resurrected?
Process and Data Automation routinely deploy systems that are server-client based.
We specify, configure, and deliver reliability!