Itanta- Innovative Solution for Manufacturing Data Integration

With the launch of Industry 4.0, we are seeing a rapid shift from traditional facilities to smart factories. Production systems are becoming highly digitized and connected, deeply affecting the entire manufacturing industry.

But smart factories mean your manufacturing facilities require the ability to centrally collect, share, and process large amounts of data in real-time. Currently, most manufacturing plants need multiple system integrators to get the data together from various machines/systems of different makes.

Siloed data is costly. It results in large amounts of growing data distributed across heterogeneous systems and applications – data that could be critical to decision-making. Instead, the lack of structure in a manufacturing plant’s data often results in data bottlenecks. As a result, it takes manufacturers weeks, if not months, to gain any operational insights from the gathered data.

Key Data Challenges Faced by Manufacturers

  • Manufacturing systems often exist in silos, causing a lack of visibility into the entire production cycle.
  • Data from different divisions/plants of an enterprise are stored in different formats, making it difficult to read and correlation data between the same parameters across divisions/plants.
  • There is a huge variety and volume of data that needs to be cleaned and taken into a central location before it can be analyzed and given proper context.
  • There is a lack of domain-specific ETL layers for manufacturing. Most ETL tools in the market do not work as well with the live data as they do with archived data.

With ITANTA, our powerful, NO-CODE manufacturing analytics platform, manufacturers can effectively connect most of the industrial automation systems/sensors without having to write any code. It also enables companies to fully leverage the value of the data generated by their factories within hours.

Integration- A continual challenge

Plant Data Integration is a challenge that consumes considerable resources in terms of time, expertise, and effort it requires. A major cause behind this challenge arises from the diverse nature of plant data. Each time you add an application to the system, you need to build connections for better communication between the new software and the existing systems. So, as your company grows, accessing information becomes difficult because you now have thousands of connection points, thus increasing your integration costs and slowing deployments.

ITANTA’s unified namespace provides a dynamic dataset that acts as a centralized repository for all collected data, information, and context. It also enables end-users to access and distribute the analyzed data to the required stakeholders. Manufacturers can collect information about the state of their production processes in real-time and scale their IoT capabilities without costly, time-consuming implementations.

  • Our connector suite helps bring your data centrally to one location.
  • Seamless communication between various nodes of your manufacturing ecosystem with our unified namespace.
  • Connect seamlessly with legacy systems as well as all major automation service providers available in the market.
  • Collect, access, and distribute data from different plants/systems in real-time.

Data integrity- Error-free Data Transmission

Data Losses are inevitable in case of a break-in connection for real-time protocols. Lost data means losing money, reputation, and other vital information. At ITANTA, we have developed a unique Buffering system to ensure error-free data transmission for Real-Time protocols.

ITANTA’s unique buffering mechanism for real-time protocols enables lossless data transmission even on LAN failures. Our small components sit on the OPC (DA/UA) server that caches the data before sending it to the client. As a result, the data is securely stored locally in case of any connection or security-related disruption.

  • Unique Buffering System to ensure error-free data transmission
  • Lossless data transmission even on LAN failures
  • Data is catched on an OPC (DA/UA) server to create a local backup for your data.

ETL- Single, consistent data storage

As a critical data integration functionality, ETL (extract, transform, load) performs data cleansing before loading the data into a unified data repository. Companies these days are overflowing with raw data. ETL processes facilitate real-time sifting of this raw data to provide actionable insights for manufacturers.

Good data enables better decisions, and using the right tool can be powerful when managing your ETL processes. ITANTA has a dedicated ETL layer that creates these filtering processes for you. Our ETL layer is a simple plug-and-play tool that can be quickly loaded at any time, as per your specific requirements. The gathered data also provides an in-depth historical context for the decision-makers.

  • Dedicated plug-and-play ETL layer that works with live data instead as well as archived data.
  • Create domain-specific conditions for filtering and transferring of manufacturing data.
  • Bring contextual data into the database to analyze and get result

Benefits of using ITANTA to overcome the Data Integration challenges on Industry 4.0

  • We provide a single-stop No-code solution to get a consistent view of your data across multiple location plants.
  • Itanta is an automation service provider agnostic, allowing you to connect to multiple automation providers.
  • We provide connectors for all the major automation service providers in the market, including Honeywell, Rockwell, Siemens, and Spider.
  • Save time in getting all your data into a central location.
  • Easily connect to new and legacy systems.

To conclude…

For Industry 4.0 to become a reality, manufacturers need to embrace the challenges of data integration and connectivity. Data integration solutions can provide integral support and strategy for accessing and sharing your data. You can improve your data availability, improve operational insights, and reduce the risk of non-compliance to regulatory requirements.

We at ITANTA are aiming to create an entirely collaborative operating environment for the global manufacturing industry. Our platform has helped manufacturers ease the pain of cleaning and processing data, transforming it for further use, and presenting information in contextually-appropriate ways to the end-users.

And we do all this without any need to code on your end. You can leverage our platform for improved predictive analytics and optimized production processes.