February 9, 2015 by Alyssa Dalton
Feb. 8, 2015 – The updated Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk ProductionCentre manufacturing execution system (MES) software claims to improve application performance and scalability, speed deployment, and support mobile and cloud infrastructures.
The new I/O server supports clustering and load balancing, and provides store and forward services for controlled, real-time data exchange with remote or cloud-based databases. Users can run the application in a Web browser, integrate it into an HMI terminal, and implement it across multiple networks without the need for local installation. The notification service drives alerts based on work flow. They are triggered by system-based events, such as an order start or out-of-spec quality event, letting operations know it is time to perform critical tasks, before, during or after production.