GE Fanucs Proficy Becomes Reality for Collaborative Process Automation
It is a significant competitive advantage for an automation supplier to offer an open and collaborative production environment that embraces standards and can address the full scope of automation and control applications from process to discrete and motion applications. Download this white paper to learn more about collaborative process automation.
There have been many forks in the road toward a truly open and collaborative framework for automation. This is primarily because automation and production management systems have sprung out of different islands of functionality in the manufacturing enterprise. In ARCs view, the environment must embrace standard technologies, work processes, and best practices wherever possible to ensure the widest range of choice for the end user and to ensure a path toward open development, away from the proprietary standards and technologies that are the legacy of yesterdays automation systems, and a primary source of additional life cycle cost.