The slow pace of digitalization is caused by several barriers such as the heterogeneity of production environments, security concerns, working across data silos or missing communication between OT and IT. Factories also experience technical debts from the historically grown production infrastructure. Resulting vendor lock-ins could hinder the integration of new and more competitive technologies for future development.
grow without barriers
Initial digital projects implemented without a central database tend to create an inconsistent and fragmented data flow between production and IT. The results are blind spots in production processes and data silos. This not only hinders deployment, but also the piloting of additional use cases. By contrast, with a common data infrastructure, you reduce hidden costs and the loss of valuable knowledge.
The modern software solution provides a shared data basis with applicable real-time data. The typical barriers are dissolved as Connectware connects your production with your IT, every application and every system. The central data source provides all assets and resources to digitize your factory – all from one software.
Cybus Connectware is easily deployed at the edge of your factory network – without downtime in your production environment. The software runs on the local network and enables near real-time data, lowest latency and gives you the ability to work with a high data load.
Building a technology-neutral layer, Connectware decouples data collection from data usage. External requests no longer access your PLCs and shop floor directly, but are addressed via the highly secure technology-neutral layer. The built-in access rights management delivers full control over your data: You decide, who can use which data in which application or system.
Cybus Connectware not only collects data, but also standardizes it to a common language, preprocesses it according to your requirements and distributes it to any system, application or cloud. As a result, you can instantly display your data on the dashboards, perform advanced analytics or machine learning.
Digital projects and use cases
Manufacturing companies use the Manufacturing Data Platform to implement their diverse Smart Factory use cases – universally for every machine, plant and application. Thanks to the global data flow, IIoT use cases such as traceability, condition monitoring or predictive maintenance can be easily tested, implemented and scaled.
industrial iot use cases