Cloud-enabled software for providing information to equipment builders
Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk Analytics for Machines cloud application is a Microsoft Azure cloud-enabled capability designed to give equipment builders with information. The application is designed to provide access to performance analytics from deployed systems. For manufacturers going through a digital transformation, this capability capitalizes on connected technologies to help drive higher availability and output while reducing maintenance costs. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can embed a FactoryTalk Cloud gateway device onto the machines they provide and collect data once they’re commissioned.
The data from selected controllers is sent to the cloud application with minimal configuration by the equipment builder or the end user. The equipment builder then has access to real-time analytics and actionable information via prebuilt dashboards. This cloud-based application, provided as software-as-a-service (SaaS), empowers equipment builders to best support their systems by seeing how they are used and offering insight into performance, states, events and other relevant activities.
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