Harland Simon will be supplying two new rack mounted servers with Microsoft Server operating system and two new client PCs. Furthermore, as part of the project, Harland Simon will be replacing the obsolete HMIs at the AUROcut and AUROroll stations with Siemens off-the-shelf hardware, along with replacing the scanners at the AUROcut station.
Harland Simon will work jointly with ECKELMANN AG on this project. ECKELMANN AG will be responsible for the porting of the existing AUROSYS calibration and setting onto the servers & client PCs and porting the database to a new server environment. The new system, now called E-Mat, will enable Des Moines to not only continue with their current processes on a supportable hardware platform; in addition, allowing increased monitoring and data collection.
John Staiano Managing Director – Americas for Harland Simon commented, “We will be using standard off-the-shelf hardware and ‘no disruption to production’ philosophy, as we do for all of our projects, to make this a success.”