Hirschmann OpenRail RS20 Managed Switches Case Study

Background

HirschCaseStudy1Ever-increasing demands for productivity are a reality in the automotive industry. Car makers and their supply base are constantly pushed to produce world class products better, faster and cheaper.

Improving manufacturing output is a key metric which all suppliers strive for. Central to this objective is to ensure that the production line and its infrastructure remain fully and optimally functional with minimal interruptions due to equipment malfunctions. Keeping the communications networks operational on these highly automated lines is an essential component in this strategy because an interruption in communications brings down a manufacturing line just as quickly as a PLC, conveyor or robot malfunction.