ROCKWELL Automation has introduced Rockwell Software RSBizWare 4.0, the latest version of its RSBizWare suite of solutions.
Designed to improve manufacturing effectiveness, order flow management and manufacturing information visibility, RSBizWare 4.0 will support FactoryTalk for true interoperability among shop-floor solutions and information-sharing among enterprise applications.
"We have focused almost entirely on building a common framework through which our products could exploit the latest in Web-reporting technology and information sharing capabilities," explains Robert Reytomas of Rockwell Automation Australia.
"We've spent a lot of time listening to what our customers wanted and we believe we have delivered the capabilities they have requested in this release: cutting edge reporting, Web deployment and the ability to build an MES solution one step at a time."
RSBizWare 4.0 supports FactoryTalk, a Rockwell Automation strategy that provides the information sharing capabilities needed to provide manufacturing visibility across the enterprise and the supply chain.
All RSBizWare products will share a common terminology to describe factory operations through the FactoryTalk 'Factory Data Model' providing users with a single, consistent touch point between enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM) and related systems.
Based on the International Society for Measurement and Control's (ISA) S95 model, the FactoryTalk 'Factory Data Model' will also make it easier and more cost effective for users to take a modular approach to implementing shop floor optimisation systems.
RSBizWare 4.0 is the first of the Rockwell Software product offerings to support the FactoryTalk portal, a Web-based reporting environment that provides access to manufacturing information, tailored by the user, from any remote device that supports browser technology (PDAs, pocket computers and so on).