ll major changes begin with an insight deeply rooted in observations. The 4i hardware, software and cloud services are designed to develop a smooth transition for obtaining a thorough and complete integrated plant operations system from scattered automation data.

Independent Data Acquisition

Begin Data Collection From Day 1

4i platform gives you an opportunity to have quick and easy connection to PLCs, complicated or customized SCADA systems, and the variety of sensors and instrumentation throughout. Additionally, the 4i platform gives you instant access to all the tag databases from an integrated web application.

Infrastructure Flexibility

Local Site or Cloud Connectivity

System flexibility gives you an opportunity to choose the platform that works best for your application. Light or Enterprise 4iServers allow you to build as you go, or have everything in place when an expansion is needed.

Furthermore, the system can grow as your needs do communicating either through a 4i Agent such as the Dash, or an existing OPCAgent for seamless integration. Multiple PLC brands drivers are available.

Operator Interaction

Powerful Apps Help To Easily Integrate 4i With Your Staff

Get rid of wasted time by letting 4i generate efficiency calculations, downtime counts, and more. Using apps like OEEasy, CEnergy, ELT and SPC will give your team an opportunity to make choices that lead to more efficient operations.

Robust and Flexible Architecture

4i Devices and applications can be applied to a wide range of environments and industries and provide concrete communication solutions to integrate not only the standard PLC-based tags but also those data points that are generally left behind.

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Cesar Agostino

Hardware and Software Design Leader in 4i Platform.

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