Ripley Solutions offers a wide range of IT solutions for the manufacturing industry to help streamline manufacturing businesses’ IT and OT systems and keep them ahead of the digitisation curve.
Consultancy and design
Finding the most effective solutions to improve an existing production process or IT system is key to creating a digital transformation, without making other systems obsolete.
Integrating new equipment into existing infrastructure allows businesses to make the most from their past Industry 4.0 investments and maximise the full benefits of any new investments.
Cloud storage removes the need for bulky onsite data storage and gives operators secure access to factory data from any location.
Ripley Solutions specialises in Azure and Office 365 cloud platforms, which remotely store manufacturing data.
Create a virtual representation of the manufacturing process in real time to problem solve and adapt operations without impacting the production process. Manufacturers can use a digital twin to detect and investigate machine issues remotely and test the integration of new technologies with the existing systems, without any downtime.
We can install interconnected industrial or wireless networks, servers, sensors, edge computing, end user computing and more. Streamlined infrastructure provides operators with a centralised hub of data that can help inform decision making.
End-to-end cyber security covering all networks, devices and machinery ensures there are no backdoors that give hackers access to your business. If a machine that is integrated into a wider system is compromised, hackers can access the wider network and access sensitive information.
Protecting these systems from hackers reduces the risk of costly issues occurring, such as sensitive information being leaked, production lines being forcible stopped or IT systems being held at ransom.
Enterprise resource planning
ERP systems integrate management with real time data collection to help the business make more factually informed decisions. ERP systems make reporting to stakeholders and the supply chain easier and ensures industry compliance is traceable.
Manufacturing and engineering simulation
Use computer modelling to virtually test manufacturing methods, check processes and validate designs before production. Simulating designs enables users to quickly test different configurations during research and development, reducing costs and improving quality.
Manufacturing execution system
A MES monitors and controls intricate manufacturing systems to help simplify control over the whole system. Data can easily flow from the factory floor to management to enhance the communication channels across a business.
Supervisory control and data acquisition
Control systems can include computers, network communication and interfaces. SCADA systems provide high levels of supervision across large numbers of machines and processes, allowing management to easily oversee a large factory floor.
Programmable Logic Controller
Control systems continuously monitor and control mechanical processes across a factory floor. PLCs increase the level of automation in the business, resulting in shortened response times, more reliable processes and greater productivity.
Shop floor data capture
Enter job progress data on the shop floor to provide insight into a task and highlight any possible bottlenecks. Management can use the data to quickly generate productivity reports on machinery and employees.
Product lifecycle management
End-to-end IT solutions for the manufacturing industry enable businesses to use software to connect computer aided design with customer’s specific engineering and manufacturing requirements. This ensures project development, costs, quality and distribution are all within the customer’s requirements and fully traceable.
Customer relationship management
Businesses can easily collate large amounts of data from their sales and customer service department by using a CRM system. By analysing this data, businesses can notice sales trends and target specific markets and companies to enhance the customer experience.
How can we help?
If you are looking for tailored IT solutions for the manufacturing industry, contact us today