Reply, which specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on digital media and new channels of communication, and the
Polytechnic University of Turin, one of the most prestigious universities in Italy and worldwide for teaching, research, technology transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering, have signed a joint research agreement to create a
Smart Factory software platform capable of integrating
Additive Manufacturing techniques with traditional production lines.
Reply announces the release of Brick Reply, an innovative manufacturing operations platform (MOM) for Industry 4.0 to make production process flexible and connected.
Brick Reply makes it possible to easily configure and control the entire production process, defining Factory operations, rules and workflows. The platform is capable of integrating with the plant, ensuring complete control and improving the production efficiency as well as the qualitative level.Specific KPI dashboards display real-time information on the progress of production activities and on the plant status.
Designed and developed by Brick Reply according to Industry 4.0 paradigms, Brick Reply™ is a MOM (Manufacturing Operations Management) platform for the management and control of a “Smart Factory”.Brick Reply™ is a modular solution, which facilitates the configuration of production activities and the connection of individual machinery and devices present in a manufacturing plant.Brick Reply expertly adopts Industry 4.0 technologies (Big Data, Cloud, IoT, Natural UI, etc.) to support the core company manufacturing processes, without losing sight of existing realities where more established technologies are still operating (for example Shop Floor connections based on RFID, OPC, etc. or dedicated interfaces to proprietary Legacy Systems).
Brick Reply is the Reply Group company, operating in the
Industrie 4.0 network, that offers its customers a complete range of cutting-edge services and solutions for
Manufacturing Operation Management. These range from digital manufacturing consulting, to turnkey application delivery based on innovative technologies.
A platform that offers intuitive solutions, specifically designed to ensure ease of use by both “Blue-Collar” employees, as well as Management.
The platform is adaptable to the customer’s requirements: it can be implemented as a full Cloud solution, offering various service levels, or customised according to the client's specific security levels and installed on-premise.
Use of the “Brick BrownField HUB Connector”, with which the platform is able to connect via more traditional OPC-UA devices such as PLC, RFID, Barcode-Readers, etc.
“Big Data” analysis facilitates the application of computational algorithms designed to provide predictive analysis with the help of Cloud technologies.
Configuration and control of the entire production process by defining rules, operations and operational workflows.
Configuration of production layout and of the various processes to be monitored, from Execution to Machinery Maintenance, from OEE to KPI Analysis Dashboards.