Argonaut is the first fully configurable manufacturing performance platform. Buy only the manufacturing apps you need, when you need them, and manage your entire enterprise from a central location.
More Than MES, More Than IIoT
Argonaut is designed to help manufacturers break from the binds and barriers of traditional MES. By combining a robust, configurable apps architecture with an innovative and flexible edge-of network IIoT device, you can now buy only the digital manufacturing apps you need, deploy them to specific locations where they’re needed, and securely manage them from a central location.
Argonaut Apps Can be Implemented Individually or in Combination
- OEE/Factory Information System for process management and reporting
- Track and Trace for part, product and process traceability
- Pack Out: Identify, verify and track completed groups of components
- Error/Mistake Proofing: Quality check for gated operations
- IIoT Gateway: Securely broadcast PLC data to subscribers for interpretation and analysis
- HMI Bridge for 3rd party manufacturing apps deployment
- Part Kitting and Sequencing for assembly line optimization
- Automated Work Instructions for each operation
- Media Casting for delivering websites, videos, and images to remote locations
Don’t Send a Software Engineer to the Factory
You should be able to centrally deploy, update or remove manufacturing software for any operation, any factory, and any country. Argonaut gives you enterprise-wide software control without having to deploy IT staff to every plant, simplifying and expediting software changes.
You Shouldn’t Have to Pay an Arm and a Leg
You should be able to buy manufacturing software on a subscription, adding and removing apps as you need them. Argonaut uses software-as-a-service (SaaS) pricing with ceilings based on numbers of users. Edge-of-network IIoT devices can be purchased or leased. Investment in capital and staff is minimal and flexible.
Don’t Buy More Than you Need
Argonaut uses a platform architecture, so if you only need traceability, you won’t have to buy an entire MES to get it. As your organization grows, Argonaut grows with you, allowing you to easily add apps, operations, and factory locations. The Argonaut manufacturing performance platform allows you to choose which apps go where, and for how long.
Don’t Write New Code for Every New Operation
Every time you want to add error proofing to a new operation, you shouldn’t have to start from scratch. Argonaut is highly configurable, so that once you have one operation running error proofing, you’ll be able to quickly replicate it across other cells. Same goes for traceability and all of our other apps.
Stop Buying PCs to Run Your Manufacturing Software
Every manufacturing app shouldn’t demand an in-station PC. The Argonaut edge-of-network IIoT device can host all of your apps without adding operation system licenses. Whether it’s for Argonaut apps or anyone else’s, we’ve got the affordable, manageable solution for edge-of-network integration.
Make IIoT a Reality
Argonaut’s IIoT Gateway is a simple add-on that’s already configured to work with our edge-of-network device. The manufacturing performance platform easily captures data so it can be broadcast to subscribers, who can use it to improve production. And with the OEE/Factory Information Systems app, you’ll get the reports and analytics to manage production rates, avoid bottlenecks and starved stations, and manage equipment health to fend off downtime.
Make a Short-Term Commitment with Long-Term Flexibility
Argonaut’s SaaS pricing and cloud hosting options open up unprecedented MES flexibility. You won’t get locked into heavy up-front licensing fees with long term support and renewal contracts. And Argonaut is written in the latest web technology, so you won’t have to hire hard-to-find staff who are experts in your specific MES if you decide to customize.