On June 8 and 9, 2022, IT integration provider, Ripley Solutions, will attend the Manufacturing Expo 2022 at the NEC, Birmingham. On stand G36, Ripley Solutions will consult visiting manufacturers on how they can integrate IT and operational technology (OT) to increase productivity, improve cyber security and enable digital transformation.

While manufacturers have every intention of realising Industry 4.0 to optimise manufacturing processes, how to successfully digitalise operations is often unclear. It can be difficult to know where to start and transitioning to a modern factory is not as simple as investing in the latest equipment — manufacturers must consider how they can prevent issues such as cyber-attacks and data losses while keeping operational costs low. Instead, Ripley Solutions works with manufacturers to find the pain points in the business and develop a strategic plan to upgrade infrastructure.

Digitalising operations requires businesses to integrate IT and operational technology (OT), so visiting the Ripley Solutions stand is the perfect opportunity to gain tailored advice from a company with expertise in both IT and OT. The team will work with businesses to develop a tailored solution to integrate systems, improving productivity and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

“By attending Manufacturing Expo 2022, we aim to show manufacturers how our technical expertise can give them the push their business needs to digitalise”, explains Paul Holding, Solutions Architect at Ripley Solutions. “As well as our stand, visitors can attend our seminars. We’ll first look at where to begin on the smart factory journey, providing guidance for manufacturers to avoid common pitfalls, and the real-world applications of Industry 4.0. I will also be discussing how businesses can bridge the gap between OT and IT, covering the benefits of horizontal and vertical integration, as well as the problems of a siloed approach for building smart factories”.

Manufacturing Expo, as part of Manufacturing and Engineering Week, celebrates UK leading engineering innovation. The event provides manufacturing professionals and suppliers the opportunity to connect with each other and get a hands-on experience with the latest innovations, equipment and technologies that seek to optimise production for the future.

If you are attending Manufacturing Expo 2022, set up a meeting with Ripley Solutions at info@ripleysolutions.com.