THE POWER OF ONE:
One Integrated Solution for Control & Automation
Building new machines for today’s smart factories requires sophisticated control and automation that can only be delivered through multiple solutions and components – including a PLC, HMI, I/Os and motion components such as AC Servo systems and VFDs. As all components must be integrated, selecting the right combination is crucial to the efficiency and success of any project.
Risks: Multi-vendor Complexity
It’s possible to source the various components from different suppliers. This allows flexibility in selecting each element according to specific criteria, but it almost always carries high costs in time and effort at every stage of the process.
This may be an attempt to lower costs, or you may want flexibility in selecting each element according to specific criteria. However, in practice, this approach generally costs you more in time, effort, and increased risk:
1. Researching different products from multiple companies, tracking different offers, coordinating delivery schedules from different suppliers is difficult and takes time — and is prone to error.
2. Compatibility. Ensuring compatibility, and later setting up communications and/or programming to integrate all components take time — and again is prone to error.
3. Support — when errors occur or integration issues arise, how do you identify the root cause of the problem? Which vendor do you call for support?
The Power of One: Select Smart & Reduce Risks
Unitronics’ integrated solution for control and automation offers a better option. An easy way to avoid hassles, save time, and be confident that everything will work together exactly as you need it to, while still enjoying a wide choice of components and configurations.
Unitronics’ all-in-one approach means dealing with only one vendor – which translates into less research time, simplified ordering, coordinated delivery, and a single point of contact for support. There’s no legwork to find the source of a problem, and no finger-pointing between vendors.
One Integrated Solution
With one integrated solution comprising the PLC + HMI + I/O + Servo + VFD + related components, all programming and troubleshooting can be done at once, in an All-in-One software environment. You benefit from a shorter learning curve, simplified workflow and easy integration.
Enjoy the best of two worlds: broad choice and flexibility in choosing solution components together with the simplicity and time-savings of an all-inclusive, single-vendor solution.