Case Study of a Managed Ethernet Switch in a Manufacturing Environment
Blizzard, a leading ski manufacturer based in Austria, was looking for an industrial automation solution to extend manufacturing visibility and control across five machine production stations for wood working, sanding, pressing, assembly and packaging. In addition to utilizing existing hardware, the industrial solution needed to collect Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data and send Andon messages from key production equipment as well as display profitability metrics in the production hall.
- Collect data from existing systems
- Display manufacturing metrics
- Minimize production downtime