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Fully Configurable Manufacturing Execution System

"For more than 25 years, RedViking has been designing and building manufacturing execution systems (MES) for some of the world's largest manufacturers," said a company spokesperson. "Argonaut manufacturing performance program was developed with input from RedViking customers who want an MES that is easier to manage, easier to scale and less expensive to own."

By combining a configurable apps architecture with a flexible edge-of-network IIoT device, companies are now able to buy only the digital manufacturing apps they need, deploy them to specific locations where they are needed, and securely manage them from a central location.

The Argonaut Platform offers various advantages such as:

  • Manageable: Centralized control of app deployment and updates
  • Affordable: Minimal hardware and staffing, subscription software pricing
  • Flexible: Deploy specific apps and reports wherever they are needed
  • mScalable: Start with a single cell or line and expand throughout an entire enterprise
  • Configurable: Each app can be configured for a variety of operations
  • Comprehensive: Complete end-to-end integrated software and IIoT hardware
  • Secure: Utilizes SSL encryption technologies and token-based authentication.

The Argonaut Platform includes both software and hardware components that may be used individually or in combination to meet specific operational needs.

Platform Software

Argonaut contains the core software to provide and support manufacturing apps. Version 1.0 Apps include:

  • OEE/Factory Information System for process management and reporting
  • Track and Trace for part, product and process traceability
  • Pack Out: Identify, verify and track completed groups of components
  • Error/Mistake Proofing: Quality check for gated operations
  • IIoT Gateway: Securely broadcast PLC data to subscribers for interpretation and analysis
  • HMI Bridge for 3rd party manufacturing apps deployment
  • Part Kitting and Sequencing for assembly line optimization
  • Automated Work Instructions for each operation
  • Media Casting for delivering websites, videos and images to remote locations.

Platform Hardware

Argonaut offers an innovative, IIoT, edge-of-network device for Argonaut applications, providing both a user interface and a communications gateway for plant floor equipment, such as PLCs, torque tools and bar code scanners.

  • Hardware available with and without integrated HMI
  • Communications options available included wired and wireless Ethernet, and are configurable to work behind an authenticated network proxy.

For more information contact:

RedViking Bold Engineering

46247 Five Mile Road

Plymouth, MI 48170


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