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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.
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
- 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
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.
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.
No PLC? No Problem.
Argonaut offers anything-to-anything connectivity. As long as communication is possible, we’ll capture data from virtually anything that creates data – machine, sensor, tablet, bar code reader, you name it.
3rd Party and Homegrown are Welcome
We’re controls and data source agnostic, so if you’re struggling to integrate a lot of variation we’re about to make your life a lot easier. A simple dedicated edge-of-network device (we call it “Spearhead”) can handle all of your data and application requirements for multiple machines and operations. It can exist on its own, plug into the back of a local display, or be incorporated into a hardened HMI to deploy any Linux, Java, or Web-based solution without a PC. We’ll incorporate your 3rd party and in-house applications, and when you grow, Argonaut is easily scaled to capture and analyze your bigger data.
Choose what Fits Best
With Argonaut, you can buy manufacturing applications a la carte, adding and removing them as your business changes. We’ll set up cloud hosting if you don’t want to own and support a local server. But we’ll gladly integrate it into your local server and network if that’s your preference. IIoT devices can be purchased or leased. Investment in capital and staff is flexible and built around the way you want to work.
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 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.
Don’t Send a Software Engineer to the Factory
You should be able to deploy, update, or remove manufacturing software for any operation, any factory, and any country without putting a software engineer on an airplane. Argonaut gives you enterprise-wide software control, simplifying and expediting software changes.
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 once you have one operation running Error Proofing, you’ll be able to quickly replicate it across other cells. Same goes for Track & Trace, OEE / FIS, 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 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.
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.