IT-powered automation key to flexible productionDecember 4, 2014 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Product life cycles in the automotive industry are becoming shorter, while the variety of parts and vehicles are constantly increasing. This means that flexible production is a must for today’s automotive manufacturers. IT-powered automation helps companies achieve this flexibility, resulting in the ability to manufacture vehicles quickly, economically and reliably.
Phoenix Contact, a developer and manufacturer of industrial electrical and electronic technology, with Canadian headquarters in Milton, Ont., can help. The company uses proven information technology for automation to support customers with integration and the flow of information.
The PLC is the key to Phoenix Contact’s solution, serving as the communications centre of the production line. IT-powered automation from Phoenix Contact provides and processes not only safety data, but also information on the state of the plant. To this end, the controller supplies all information on production time in the system. This means continuous optimization of the production process, regardless of whether the information relates to cycle time or the use of resources.
Integration is also part of its solution — and security is part of that. The company ensures its Ethernet developments in the field are protected against cyber attacks. And, of course, it also integrates energy-efficient products into its solutions.
“We use our many years of experience to develop automation solutions for sustainable use of resources in manufacturing processes,” the company says.
Phoenix Contact offers solutions for all production areas of automotive manufacturing — from the press line to car body construction, finishing to drive production, as well as assembly. Contact the company for more information on its IT-powered solutions.