But the road to this effective transformation is not without challenges. Most organizations, still using the Industry 3.0 business model, are locked in vendor contract obligations, creating technical complexities for integration. What this means is the data is unable to move across solutions. Besides, these organizations lack a clear digital strategy or roadmap to enable a smooth transition to a flexible modular approach of Industry 4.0. Helping these organizations with the perfect concoction of IT and OT environments under a holistic approach is Gallarus Industry Solutions.
With intelligent machines and systems across the factory ecosystem Gallarus Industry Solutions provides exponential benefits in the form of cost-saving, quality enhancement, and OEE efficiencies for its clients. “We create a parallel environment or a unified namespace (UNS) where organizations can connect their networks to the legacy systems with one communication protocol and reap the benefits of a smarter plant floor. “The systems— be it an MES or ERP—become nodes of the network and share data across them, closing the gap between IT and OT,” says John McKeon MIET, CEO of Gallarus Industry Solutions. Enabling this transition is Nucleus 4.0, a powerful plug-and-play subscription software suite that offers cost-effective integration across all systems based on open configurable technology, delivering manufacturing solutions at a local and global site level. “Nucleus 4.0 collects, analyses, and learns plant floor data, and provides actionable solutions to help our clients make smart business decisions,” remarks McKeon.
A notable feature of Nucleus 4.0 is its subscription model that allows clients to scale cost-effectively. With no extra army of engineers tied to solutions, Gallarus Industry Solutions ensures that its off-the-shelf solutions resolve all the production challenges faced by a client from a technological standpoint.
More importantly, what differentiates Gallarus Industry Solutions is its focus on developing a technology-driven platform than a solution-driven one. With an Industry 4.0 mindset, the company ensures a vertical agnostic approach that adopts multiple OEMs into its suite and provides a platform that’s easily configurable to meet the needs of the client’s product portfolio and facilities. Further bolstering the strength of Gallarus Industry Solutions is its expert team that handles projects from start to finish, from initial concept right through to installation and aftercare service support. The company also boasts of its diverse cross-functional subject matter specialists and engineering experts to support IT and OT integration.
McKeon believes that Gallarus Industry Solutions is on the right path to support innovation in the industry. Unlike traditional integration that involves more than a decade-long cycle for digital transformation, the cost-effective UNS-based structure gets the process done in few years. “This is the future where our industry is headed to, and we strive to help our clients capitalize on this transformation and thrive in the evolving market,” concludes McKeon.