Each system is created in collaboration with plant managers basing on their deep knowledge and experience.
All ANT Systems are developed in ANT: AOS (Automation Operating System) – distributed system platform, that allows our engineers to create custom solutions in a stable, efficient and scalable programming environment. ANT: AOS is an open platform. This means that it gives access to customers to both – runtime and development environments. In AOS Management Studio, the system administrator can see and even set a whole system configuration. Moreover, the customer has also access to raw (not compiled) scripts dedicated to the entire system.
Working in SCRUM methodology we create a system in direct contact with the plant managers. After 1-2 weeks from the project start, we show our customers the first results, data and screens. In the same time, our engineers connect machines (PLC, signals, sensors, meters), install operator terminals, large monitors. Recording the first production data is possible when server and industrial networks are available.
During the 3-6 months, we work with the customer to deliver friendly in use, fit system. We place emphasis on machine operators interface in order to make their work as ergonomic and efficient as possible.
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