Configurable manufacturing performance platform
RedViking’s Argonaut manufacturing performance program is a manufacturing execution system (MES) that combines a configurable apps architecture with an edge-of-network Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) device. The Argonaut platform features centralized control for app deployment and updates and minimal hardware and staffing. It also allows users the flexibility to deploy specific apps and reports. Each app can be configured for a wide variety of operations. It also utilizes SSL encryption technologies and token-based authentication.
Argonaut contains the core software to serve up and support manufacturing apps Version 1.0 apps include overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)/factory information systems for process management and reporting; track and trace; error/mistake proofing; a human-machine interface (HMI) bridge for third-party manufacturing apps development; and automated work instructions.
Argonaut also provides both a user interface and a communications gateway for plant floor equipment, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), torque tools, and bar code scanners. Hardware is available with and without integrated HMI and communications options include wired and wireless Ethernet, and are configurable to work behind an authenticated network proxy.
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