In the world of manufacturing, the older your systems are, the more maintenance they require, the more susceptible they are to security breaches, the more employees are exposed to machine safety issues and the less actionable data they provide. In short, as the age of your automation technology goes up, so do your risks. Agilix Solutions and Rockwell Automation work together to provide turnkey engineering services that make modernization easier.
As you consider an upgrade to newer technology, there are many factors to consider, not the least of which is earning the highest possible return on your investment. We can help you evaluate your options for addressing legacy equipment and implement the best life cycle strategy for your operation.
Modernization doesn't need to be an all-or-nothing proposition, and it doesn't need to happen all at once. Agilix Solutions and Rockwell Automation can help you with both long-term and short-term strategies for upgrading your equipment. There are three primary approaches to life cycle support, and the best path forward for your facility may include any combination of them:
- Modernize – Replace legacy technology with the latest technology while taking advantage of increased functionality and innovation, which may include reporting, security, connectivity, remote access, analytics and more.
- Migrate – Replace legacy technology with the latest technology while keeping the same functionality and user experience as the existing platform. This solves obsolescence issues (risks) and is easier to support.
- Convert – Replace third-party equipment with Rockwell Automation technology and standards.