FactoryTalk Historian

Data Infrastructure for the Connected Enterprise. The Best of Industrial Automation Meets the Best of Data Infrastructure.

Solution Overview

Data from process automation control equipment is typically limited to plant floor operations, largely because this data is often collected in a variety of independent solutions or must be collected manually. This makes it time-consuming and difficult to get consistent, meaningful data from automation control systems into data tools and business systems that need this information. As a result, today, less than 14 percent of manufacturers have completely connected production data to the rest of their enterprise. At the same time, the pace of technological innovation is accelerating and manufacturers are under pressure to keep pace amid global competition. Powered by OSIsoft’s PI System, the Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk Historian makes it possible to collect and store production data to be use in real-time KPI reporting or trending on local operator consoles. While production data is collected and stored by FactoryTalk Historian, the data can also be seamlessly aggregated to an enterprise PI System for data analysis on a more enterprise-wide scale. The enterprise PI System can aggregate historical data from production systems, such as Rockwell or other third party data sources, into a unified enterprise-wide data infrastructure supporting operational intelligence and business system integration.

With FactoryTalk Historian and an enterprise PI System, operational data from production reaches the enterprise seamlessly for integration with business systems or further analysis with various BI tools. Leveraging Asset Framework (AF) at both the production and enterprise level, you can create or modify asset definitions and then push them down to FactoryTalk Historian for consistency across the organization. This provides a hierarchical organization so users see all the information they need at a glance. The plug-and-play compatibility reduces implementation time and provides a centralized management for the master data definition. The real-time visibility into operations makes it possible to optimize energy usage, lower production costs, receive notifications of process anomalies, compare actual production to target production, and improve operational and supply chain productivity.

Solution Approach

With FactoryTalk Historian and an enterprise PI System, operational data from production reaches the enterprise seamlessly for integration with business systems or further analysis with various BI tools. Leveraging Asset Framework (AF) at both the production and enterprise level, you can create or modify asset definitions and then push them down to FactoryTalk Historian for consistency across the organization. This provides a hierarchical organization so users see all the information they need at a glance. The plug-and-play compatibility reduces implementation time and provides a centralized management for the master data definition. The real-time visibility into operations makes it possible to optimize energy usage, lower production costs, receive notifications of process anomalies, compare actual production to target production, and improve operational and supply chain productivity.

At-A-Glance

Features

  • Reduce deployment of new systems by using automatic discovery mechanisms to get new equipment data collection configured fast
  • Enable full use of the collected data by using the various capabilities to calculate and aggregate the data collected from the data sources
  • Use a single, rich thin-client platform for all information and reporting requirements such as Microsoft Excel reports, powerful trends, dashboards, and portal access
  • Connect to all equipment & data sources in your plant with Integrated Architecture & significant 3rd-party connectivity capability with FactoryTalk Historian connectors for most equipment in a plant

Benefits

  • Improve processes through the ability to analyze complex process data more easily
  • Decrease overhead costs by saving time in collecting data and preparing reports
  • Reduce variability by verifying production parameters versus targets/norms
  • Respond to information requests from customers or regulators more easily through the maintenance of an accessible online record

PI System Requirements

Solution powered by the PI System

Solution Type

Asset Management, Data Concentrators

Industry

  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Mining, Metallurgy & Material
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Food & Beverages

Business Impacts

Optimize Processes, Evaluate Quality, Increase Asset Health & Uptime

Category

Solutions - Powered by the PI System

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