Legacy machine play a vital role in the production shop floors as many are mission-critical machines.
Despite the availability of newer machines and equipment, many factories choose to retain their legacy tools due to the sunken cost, additional costs required to replace these legacy machines. The move towards more modern equipment can be costly and time-consuming, outweighing the benefits of replacement with a modern equipment.
As such, many factories utilise the principal of “if it is not broken, do not replace it” to maximise their return on the high initial investment.
Although many factories prefer to continue using their legacy machines, there is a critical disadvantage – the lack of capability to optimise the manufacturing process and enable smart manufacturing.
By implementing SECS/GEM protocols on your legacy machine, you can bridge the communication gap between legacy machines and contemporary control and monitoring systems, improving the overall equipment performance and adaptability.
Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture (OPC UA) empowers you to seamlessly link your legacy machinery with modern control systems and data platforms. OPC UA is widely adopted across industries and designed to provide interoperability across a wide range of devices, systems, and platforms.
This solutions allows the preservation of investments in your legacy machines while benefitting from advancements in data exchange and process control.
Electrotek’s Non-PC Machine Connectivity Solutions empower older PC-based equipment to communicate and collaborate effectively with contemporary systems via non-traditional means.
Electrotek’s Legacy Connectivity Solutions are designed to bridge the technology gap, enabling older manufacturing equipment such as non-PC machines and PLCs to seamlessly integrate into modern industrial settings and implement smart manufacturing.
For legacy Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Electrotek offers solutions that upgrade these devices with the latest communication hardware and software.
Electrotek’s solutions ensure your equipment can seamlessly exchange data, respond to commands, and meet the requirements of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Upgrading is a more cost-effective solution compared to purchasing entirely new equipment. It allows you to leverage your existing asset and benefit from the advantages of modern technology
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