Systems Integration

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.

Systems Integration

Fortunately, Automation Systems Integration is a Vortechs strength. By leveraging special hardware and software, we can make it look like all of those different devices and pieces of equipment speak the same language, providing a unified, seamless HMI experience. A temperature reading from your chiller is no different than a pressure measurement from your boiler. An alarm from your filling machine works the same as an alert from your temperature controller. Best of all, you can view data from anything in your enterprise, all on the same screen.

Vortechs has worked extensively with many of the different protocols and physical layers used in factory automation and systems integration including:

  • Modbus RTU, ASCII, and TCP
  • BACnet MSTP, Ethernet and IP
  • Ethernet Encapsulation
  • Ethernet/IP
  • SNMP
  • RS232, RS422, RS485
  • Ethernet TCP/IP
  • Ethernet Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
  • 900MHz radio

Systems Integration
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