Connected Manufacturing: Better Data, Better Decisions

Leveraging powerful network technologies such as Profinet with existing infrastructure eliminates complexity, enhances decision making and speeds response to plant events.

In today’s increasingly competitive global manufacturing marketplace, manufacturers need to modernize or risk falling hopelessly behind their competitors. The question: how do they do this within their existing infrastructure? The answer is not a tangible product that can be purchased off-the-shelf, nor is it a guide with secret steps to solving problems. The answer is Connected Manufacturing, an approach to infrastructure modernization based on standard engineering principles. Using Connected Manufacturing principles, manufacturers are able to upgrade their plant networks easily, cost effectively, and at their own pace without interruptions. With this approach—using technologies that connect to a manufacturers existing equipment—manufacturers can reduce operating costs, improve operations, ensure data security, and help maintain an aggressively competitive stance in the global market.