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Capture Intelligence from Your Manufacturing Processes with Automation IQ™
Virtually any area of manufacturing production processes—receipt of raw materials, assembly, work-in-process, packaging, shipping—can benefit from Automation IQ industrial automation software. AIQ™ is a revolutionary process automation platform that funnels the disparate data from every corner of your production and operational processes into a “single pane of glass” monitoring and reporting solution. AIQ offers a flexible, configurable, modular solution for businesses wanting more control of—and intelligence from—their manufacturing operations.
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In mission-critical, 24/7 environments, Automation IQ can alert you to a problem the second it happens.
By funneling disparate data from various production processes, Automation IQ combines that data into intelligent, manageable, actionable information. It can send alerts and status updates about production lines to mobile devices and/or desktop computers directly from the production line sources, immediately notifying you of problems, mitigating down time and improving operational knowledge and visibility.
- Automate product packaging
- Mix prevention
- Access control
What Can Automation IQ Do For Your Business?
Automation IQ can improve virtually any production process by connecting the disparate information commonly found with any production line. It can make “dumb” devices “smart” by actually doing something with all the data from your various production inputs:
- Improve production processes by connecting disconnected information
- Provide a central control database—with validations—for separate bits of data coming from PLCs, serial, serial/ethernet, ethernet, and wireless inputs
- Reduce costs—know instantaneously why a line stopped
- Reduce labor expenses
- Highly flexible and configurable for your production systems
- Eliminate mis-shipments—get the right product to the right client, every time
A modular and flexible platform with functionality for the most demanding production environments. Automation IQ supports data feeds from a variety of inputs: your own enterprise ERP/MRP/WMS systems (any ODBC-compliant database), fixed-mount barcode scanners, fixed-mount RFID readers, scales, digital I/Os and PLCs, and then provide outputs back to those same client data systems, PLCs, signaling equipment (buzzers and light stacks), even email and SMS text message alerts.
With Automation IQ, you can run processes on your data, including comparisons, validations, logging, look-ups and more
Comparisons: Imagine operators on conveyor line #1 start job #ABC. The only barcodes scanned on that line should be ABC. If an XYZ barcode is scanned, you have a problem. Automation IQ can alert you to the issue of a possible product mixup and shut down the line until the problem is resolved.
The Result? Save thousands in mis-shipped products and avoid liability for wrongly-packaged product.
Logging: Create time stamps to track all lines and operators, and recreate production history to troubleshoot problems on the lines.
The Result? Accurately connect line errors with the correct shift and determine if problems are operator- or system-based. Avoid wasted time trying to locate errors blindly.
Validations: Each carton label has three barcodes, indicating part number, size and quantity. Operator Bob is directed to scan each barcode—in order—with his mobile computer. If barcodes are scanned incorrectly, a mobile alert can be triggered to notify Bob of the error.
The Result? Save time with mobile operators, improve efficiency and productivity.
Validations: You receive products for your production process from many vendors. Each vendor is required to mark its containers with appropriate barcode labels. At receiving, Operator Sue scans products, but the barcodes are invalid or unreadable. Automation IQ sends immediate signals to the operator to flag the shipment.
The Result? Identify problem vendors immediately and request corrective action for product marking. Eliminate potential raw-material errors and improve traceability.