FactoryTalk industry-specific applications launched
Nashville, TN – Rockwell Automation announced at its annual Automation Fair event that it has expanded the platform capabilities of its FactoryTalk Integrated Production and Performance Suite to support industry-specific applications for the automotive, consumer packaged goods, and pharmaceutical industries. The platform includes configuration tools and capabilities designed to help manufacturers reduce deployment costs and time.
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The industry-specific applications include a new workflow engine that allows a business process management (BPM) approach to implementing operational improvements. For example, this new engine allows a manufacturer to dynamically manage workflow changes associated with cross-organizational customer order procedures. Reconfigured manual or automated execution processes are then reflected within the current instance of the application.
In addition, the FactoryTalk industry applications incorporate a new user interface into the presentation layer to provide task-based, operator-workflow views. These visual panels also assist in role-based activity definition and management.
FactoryTalk Pharma Suite, the first of the series to be launched, comes as a pre-validated software package comprised of standardized weigh-and-dispense workflows. It includes a set of user interfaces, work order management, work-in-process tracking, and inventory management. While it can be used as a stand-alone system, FactoryTalk Pharma Suite is designed with pre-defined interface scenarios for integration with enterprise resource planning and other business systems.
In addition to weigh and dispense features, future versions of FactoryTalks for food, beverage and automotive manufacturers, as well as key production execution and performance management features for faster time-to-value and mobilization across discrete, hybrid and process industries.
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