Pepperl+Fuchs Control, Callisto partner on IoT manufacturing solutions
December 5, 2019
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Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto Integration have announced a strategic partnership that will enable manufacturing companies to quickly deploy solutions that deliver visibility and control of their manufacturing operations.
“Customers increasingly depend on immediate data to react to or avoid production downtime. Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol and Callisto provide immediate sensor data from any manufacturing line to multiple software subscribers. By integrating edge sensor data directly into SCADA, MES and cloud-oriented dashboards, this allows for faster decision making and reactions to live production systems,” says Bradford Beale, managing director, Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol.
In order to improve factory floor productivity and output, and reduce downtime, manufacturers require real-time visibility of their manufacturing equipment, people and processes. Obtaining this visibility requires technology to capture information from the shop floor, and solutions to get that data into the hands of production managers.
“Callisto partners with best-of-breed hardware and software providers to deliver complete solutions to its manufacturing customers”, says Rick Makos, president of Callisto Integration. “Our partnership with Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol is a great example of how our customers can benefit from the IoT revolution taking place in manufacturing, including all the required software, hardware and integrations, delivered as a turnkey package that quickly delivers tangible results.”
Often the manufacturing equipment is old or lacking in technology, so retrofitting or upgrading sensors to collect key data is the fastest and most cost-effective solution. However, installing new hardware achieves nothing unless management can visualize and analyze the various sets of data coming from the production line in meaningful ways, and make decisions to control and optimize production accordingly.