Aegis Software Launches First MES Solution that Enables Middleware-Free IIoT Manufacturing

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Aegis’ FactoryLogix is a modular platform that provides leading-edge technology with simple configurable modules in order to support and execute a discrete strategy of a manufacturer towards IIoT

Aegis Software, a leading global provider of Manufacturing Execution Software (MES), announced that its FactoryLogix is now the first MES solution to natively utilise the power of IPC Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) standard.

The FactoryLogix is a platform that leverages CFX from the processes of data acquisition to analytics and process control automation. As an outcome, the manufacturers working on the FactoryLogix platform and also purchase a CFX-compliant device, system or machine will consume, leverage and interpret the mission-critical information in real-time from those devices without any need for middleware or custom integration.

“The advent of CFX along with an MES that natively understands the data streams ushers in the era of true Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which is an enterprise that is free of the need for custom middleware to get data from the factory floor,” the company said in a release.

With this, manufacturers of all sizes will now be able to speed up the actual realisation and transformative advantages of Industry 4.0.

Speaking about the development, Jason Spera, CEO of Aegis Software, said, “Until now, for manufacturers to truly capitalise on the promise of IIoT and Industry 4.0, middleware was required to reside between the device layer and the upper system layer. The use of middleware always meant additional costs and complexity. Additionally, as soon as a factory introduced a new machine or upgraded existing machines, more development resources and time would be needed to update existing adapters to leverage the machine information.”

FactoryLogix natively supports CFX-enabled machine

Spera further said, “By updating the entire architecture of the FactoryLogix platform to fundamentally ‘understand’ IPC CFX data from acquisition up to analytics and process control automation, we have enabled FactoryLogix to natively support any CFX-enabled machine, device or system instantly and without the need for middleware or custom programming.”

“What makes this FactoryLogix design unique is its ability to not just consume the data but rather to immediately interpret, analyze and act on that information in real-time to transform manufacturing into a truly adaptive environment capable of automatically controlling material flow, eliminating downtime, increasing yield, operating at the lowest inventory levels, and ultimately enabling new business models and revenue sources,” he added.

FactoryLogix is a modular platform that provides leading-edge technology with simple configurable modules in order to support and execute a discrete strategy of a manufacturer towards IIoT. The platform manages the whole lifecycle of manufacturing from launch of the product to material logistics, by way of manufacturing execution and quality management, to accurate analytics and real-time dashboards.

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