System Insights and B&R Automation announce a partnership to expand asset connectivity and harness machine data so manufacturers can improve operational performance.
B&R provides standards-based, scalable, and modular control systems integrating CNC, logic, general motion, robotics, human-machine interface (HMI), safety, I/O and in a unified software environment. VIMANA by System Insights, the leading predictive analytics platform for manufacturing intelligence integrates with B&R Automation drive and control technology to connect assets and monitor, analyze, and optimize the factory floor to help our customers gain real-time visibility and control of their manufacturing operations.
VIMANA provides expanded connectivity to multivendor and legacy factory devices including B&R PLC with interoperability from OPC UA to MTConnect for scalable deployment. This enables the communication from the sensor layer and tightens integration between OPC UA, POWERLINK and openSAFETY creating a seamless network throughout the entire factory. This data is then streamed to the VIMANA servers for advanced analytics generating dashboards for real-time monitoring and proactive management of operational performance. Smart alerts from enriched data communicate potential maintenance or safety problems before they occur. B&R’s solutions for machine and process automation, motion control, HMI and safety technology integrate with the VIMANA Suite, enabling manufacturers to leverage machine data for insight into machine utilization, maintenance, safety and energy consumption.
The joint solution will be previewed at the B&R Automation (E-4115) and System Insight (E-4149) booths at IMTS 2016 in Chicago, September 12th through the 17th.