Part­ner­ing with NHP to achieve a Con­nected En­ter­prise


Ac­cel­er­ated by t he emer­gence of the In­ter­net of Things (IOT), the In­dus­trial In­ter­net of Things (IIOT) and the ad­vances in en­abling tech­nolo­gies, the Con­nected En­ter­prise el­e­vates op­por­tu­nity through greater con­nec­tiv­ity and in­for­ma­tion shar­ing.

In essence, the con­cept of the Con­nected En­ter­prise con­sists of in­dus­trial op­er­a­tions that are in­tel­li­gent, op­ti­mised, and se­cure. Cen­tral to achiev­ing this is the con­ver­gence of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (IT) and Op­er­a­tions Tech­nol­ogy (OT) into a sin­gle uni­fied ar­chi­tec­ture. This ar­chi­tec­ture can then be used to cap­i­talise on op­er­a­tional, busi­ness and trans­ac­tional data for im­proved en­ter­prise, op­er­a­tions and sup­ply chain per­for­mance.

Fur­ther to achiev­ing this vi­sion, it is crit­i­cal to have con­nec­tiv­ity at ev­ery level; this in­cludes any sen­sor, valve, mo­tor starter, con­tac­tor, breaker or re­lay at a par­tic­u­lar site.

With much hype around the IOT and the IIOT, global au­to­ma­tion com­pa­nies are busily build­ing Eth­er­net into their de­vices to al­low en­hanced com­mu­ni­ca­tion and turn terms such as In­dus­try 4.0 into a re­al­ity.

The Con­nected En­ter­prise brings top floor and plant floor to­gether to op­ti­mise pro­duc­tiv­ity and com­pet­i­tive­ness, how­ever, for ex­ist­ing plants a com­mon challenge ex­ists – how do we en­able all this pro­posed value? Up­grad­ing con­trollers with Eth­er­net and buy­ing new OEM ma­chines with cur­rent tech­nol­ogy may not re­sult in pro­duc­tion in­crease and may even cause avail­abil­ity is­sues and se­cu­rity breaches if the back­bone of the sys­tem, be­ing the plant net­work, is not where it needs to be.

To fully ex­pe­ri­ence these ben­e­fits it’s im­por­tant to first part­ner with a com­pany that un­der­stands and can en­able your vi­sion and at NHP we de­liver au­to­ma­tion, in­tel­li­gent mo­tor control and sens­ing so­lu­tions that prom­ise fu­ture in­te­gra­tion to en­able your Con­nected En­ter­prise.

Most man­u­fac­tur­ing plants are only able to ac­cess one per­cent of col­lected data from their op­er­a­tions, how­ever, NHP al­lows you to un­lock the other 99 per­cent of data us­ing se­cure, stan­dards based in­dus­trial au­to­ma­tion sys­tems.

Part­ner­ships with global in­dus­try lead­ers, Rock­well Au­to­ma­tion and CISCO, strengthen NHP’s abil­ity to bridge the gap seam­lessly be­tween these sys­tems that were tra­di­tion­ally sep­a­rated. These part­ner­ships al­low NHP to de­liver one so­lu­tion from the fac­tory f loor, through the In­dus­trial Demil­i­ta­rized Zone (IDMZ) and now up to the en­ter­prise net­work, im­prov­ing and scal­ing se­cu­rity and sim­pli­fy­ing ac­cess to data.

NHP pro­vides an ex­pert team with the spe­cialised knowl­edge when de­sign­ing and build­ing these sys­tem so­lu­tions from the ground up us­ing lead­ing tech­nol­ogy. NHP can help you pri­ori­tise the up­grade of your plant in­fra­struc­ture in or­der to drive max­i­mum im­prove­ments in the met­rics that mat­ter to your op­er­a­tions. Some typ­i­cal ar­eas that can benefit from these so­lu­tions in­clude, im­proved prod­uct qual­ity, in­creased pro­duc­tion ef­fi­ciency and re­duc­tion in costs. NHP can help you iden­tify the ar­eas that needs at­ten­tion first, and work with you one sec­tion at a time in or­der to de­velop your Con­nected En­ter­prise.

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