American industrial manufacturing employment rates have seen an increase with the advancement of automation, robotics, and progressive manufacturing, but that doesn’t mean the industry is without need. The increasing complexity of manufacturing products, plants, and regulations requires industrial manufacturers to operate more efficiently. The silver lining is that the challenges manufacturers’ face today are helping accelerate the adoption of process automation technology.
If it seems like your manufacturing floor can’t keep up with the competition and you’re lagging behind optimizing processes and performance, it’s time to look into a custom software solution. These solutions can be engineered and designed for your facility’s unique processes. CSD&A is your development partner to deliver reliable custom software solutions that achieve your specific goals.
CSD&A: Custom Industrial Software Development Solutions
We provide the technical knowledge and proven experience to implement solutions that are specifically engineered and developed for your company’s unique processes. We take a consultative approach to best understand your needs and assist you in choosing the right solutions for your needs. Our collaborative approach allows us to meet your most complex requirements, budget, and schedule.
We are committed to improving efficiency and expanding performance by connecting the production floor to the back-of-office operations. Our process begins with a front-end assessment where we visit your site, meet with key personnel, and develop a basic outline and budget for how we will accomplish your goals. We then research and document the unique variables that will impact the success of the project and deliver a scope document and bid proposal. We then implement the custom solution, train personnel, and a conduct a final hand-off of the solution.
We are also experienced in designing, implementing, and maintaining robust custom databases that span a wide range of technologies, clients, business functions, and industries. Through our collaboration model, not only can we can develop effective databases, we can also develop and implement strategies that directly support and advance your objectives.
Our development team also implements Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), which are control systems for managing and monitoring work-in-progress on a factory floor. The goal of an MES is to improve productivity and reduce cycle time. At CSD&Automation, we utilize a few standard platforms for customizing software solutions for your unique processes, which include Wonderware, Rockwell Automation, and Inductive Automation.
Manufacturing Execution Systems
A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a control system for managing and monitoring work-in-process on a production floor. MES’ provide standardized workflows to operators to ensure that the highest possible production quality and regulatory compliance are attained. These systems can be adopted in almost any manufacturing company, but our particular expertise lies in the automotive, consumer products, and the food and beverage industries.
Since money is made on the production floor, all modern manufacturing companies should implement an MES to gain critical and real-time visibility into their infrastructure. By implementing an MES you can achieve integrated solutions for all information associated with the production processes. By using a standard platform, like Wonderware, we can customize a solution to provide your team with fundamental and practical tools with real-time continuous traceability of processes.
Industrial Software Development for Manufacturing Success
Business models change rapidly, but your facility can stay competitive and agile with Wonderware, which is a solution that provides a standard approach to MES by equipping your team with fundamental and practical tools. Through Wonderware, you can track inventory and processes, identify and manage performance between people and processes, and much more. We have been a Wonderware integrator for 10 years and have the following experience:
- Wonderware Application Server
- Wonderware InTouch HMI
- Wonderware Historian Client
- Wonderware Historian Server
- Wonderware Intelligence
- Wonderware MES/Performance
- Wonderware MES/Quality
Wonderware is an HMI software application that can bring order to any industrial operation through integrating information, optimizing work orders, and standardizing best practices. Wonderware empowers users with rapid creation of standardized, reusable visualization applications and one-click deployment across an entire enterprise including mobile users.
These solutions offer a broad range of software supporting PLC, HMI, Manufacturing Intelligence, Manufacturing Execution Systems, and Process. We have been a Rockwell Automation Integrator for 13 years with factory training and experience with the following:
- Studio 5000, Factory Talk AssetCentre, RSLogix5000/500/5
- FactoryTalk View SE, ME, ViewPoint, and RSView32
- FactoryTalk VantagePoint, Historian, Metrics, and Transaction Manager
- FactoryTalk ProductionCentre
- FactoryTalk Batch
You can integrate technology, automate your system, maximize production, and reduce risk with Rockwell Automation.
This is our latest addition to what we offer at CSD&A. Ignition is a powerful server-based platform and through its powerful platform modules, it can deploy as many free web-based clients as needed, allowing you to create virtually any industrial application. We have training and experience with deploying HMI and SCADA solutions using Ignition.
Our software solutions will allow you to increase efficiency and profit. Our broad range of experience allows us to perform intelligent customization of standard platforms to meet your needs. Our custom solutions are built to your specifications, and through quality engineering, they will be scalable, reliable, and robust. Schedule a front-end assessment or reach out to see how our solutions can reduce your operations costs, increase productivity, and shorten time-to-decision.