There are a lot of great manufacturing software solutions out there, but until now you needed an operation-level PC to handle most of them. That meant PC hardware, Operating System licenses to install and update, and anti-virus software to install and maintain. And when you wanted to deploy updates, you had to send an army to the plant to get it done. Argonaut enables you to run manufacturing apps without a PC, and control them all from a central location. No PCs, no on-site software developer needed.
Faster Deployment of Manufacturing Software
With its simple, affordable edge of network device, the Argonaut HMI Bridge offers quick implementation of any Linux-based software. Deployment time is short and updates can be made from one central location. If you authorize it, your software vendors will be able to securely update their apps without setting foot in your factory. Compatibility with Java, Linux and Web based apps. Some Windows® applications will also work, contact us for details.
No Factory PCs Required
Argonaut doesn’t need an operation-level PC, so there’s no Windows licensing to manage, no anti-virus software required, and no opportunity for operators to browse the internet. Your applications are locked down and version controlled. Data backups are scheduled and condition-based, so there’s no concern about whether or not a Windows® update has suspended your backup.
Don’t Send a Developer to China
You shouldn’t have to send a developer to China just to update your manufacturing software, or pay your manufacturing software company to hire in-location support. Like all Argonaut apps, the HMI Bridge provides centralized control to any location in your enterprise. Updates are fast, consistent and affordable. No one needs to buy a plane ticket.
It’s Good for App Developers, Too
Manufacturing software developers love the HMI Bridge. It’s MQTT ready for easy IIoT integration, and since there’s no PC required, integration time is reduced for faster deployment. There’s minimal device management overhead, and secure remote access can be established so software updates can happen without needing anyone on the plant floor to facilitate entry.
All Argonaut apps are written in current web technology, so instead of relying on elite programmers who code for a particular MES product, Argonaut customers and integrators can draw from the deep talent pool of web developers.
Easy Integration Into the Argonaut Platform
Like all Argonaut apps, the HMI Bridge app can be implemented on its own or as part of an entire MES suite. Argonaut currently offers the following manufacturing apps, with more under development.
- 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