Industry 4.0 is an established trend in factory automation, aimed at increasing convergence and transparency. By implementing systems with these capabilities, businesses can gain greater insights into their processes, hence achieving better quality, productivity and reduced costs. The technology that is delivering these benefits is Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN).
Established in 1925, Coventry-based Wickman is a designer, supplier and manufacturer of high-quality turning machines, specialising in multi-spindle lathes that are controlled by CNC, servo or PLC.
For system integrators, completing projects on time and budget is obviously critical, but can often be hampered by limited in-house experience of designing, engineering and configuring resilient data communication networks.
The time to market for automation system design and development has decreased by up to 80% for a control technology specialist following the introduction of a comprehensive electrical system design package.
In early 2019, a close partnership began between RS Components/Allied Electronics & Automation and Dassault Systèmes. Our vision of this partnership is to enable SOLIDWORKS users to take advantage of the vast product catalogue and expertise from Allied and RS Components and for DesignSpark Electrical users to have a seamless growth path to the increased capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Electrical.