In a perfect world, all of the equipment in your facility would be made by the same company, communicate using the same protocol over ethernet, and use computer software that knew what information was available from each piece of equipment. In the real world, however, this is never the case. That’s why automation systems integrators are so important.
If your chiller talks BACnet IP, your boiler talks Modbus RTU, your filling machine provides data over Ethernet/IP, your network switches communicate using SNMP, and your temperature controllers communicate via Modbus TCP, you need a solution that can present the data to you like they all speak the same language. Getting access to all of this data critical and it can mean the difference between 100% uptime and hours or days of downtime. Both of which can have a significant impact on your bottom line.