Technology is changing faster than any of us can keep up with. In a manufacturing environment this can cause significant risk if it is not carefully managed. When critical control systems are no longer supported, it throws your consistent production ability into a game of chance. However, there are ways to mitigate this with a lifecycle plan. What many facilities need is data that paints a clear picture of what equipment and automation systems have the highest liability.
Rumsey Site Services offers a complete Automation Assessment which includes gathering and reporting this data that is essential to developing a lifecycle plan for your facility. For often not more than the cost of a processor, a Certified Collection Engineer from Rumsey can complete a detailed walk-through of your plant. This includes reviewing and documenting all of the assets on your line. In conjuction with Rockwell, we then process and analyze the information, delivering a full report with recommendations to reduce your risk and help keep your machines running smoothly.
Collecting this information and compiling an Automation Assessment is more than creating a spare parts list. The outcome of an automation assessment provides you with the facts you need to make real-time decisions around obsolescence risk. Through process mapping and lifecycle analysis (Active, Active Mature, End of Life, Discontinued) we are able to prioritize critical areas and provide a data-driven clear plan of action.
The leading cause of unscheduled downtime within … facilities remains aging equipment at 42%*
In June 2018, Rumsey was named the first Authorized Service Provider by Rockwell Automation. With the major advancements in networks and automation technology, the Rumsey Site Services team can now provide select services to give you the facts you need to leverage the advantages that are available to them with IIoT enabled technology. Specifically, an Automation Assessment gives business owners better information to make smarter decisions about their installed base.
Additional resources are below or contact me, Julia Santogatta, Director of Automation, Networking, and Information Solutions with Rumsey.
*Source: Plant Engineering, 2017 Maintenance Report