Repete Corporation Implements Kepware’s KEPServerEX to Accommodate Customers’ Increasingly Diverse Protocol Environments
Food production system integrator improves interoperability and ensures uptime with KEPServerEX
PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, announced today that Repete Corporation has implemented KEPServerEX to address the diverse protocol environments of its growing international customer base. Since adopting Kepware’s flagship communications platform, the food production system integrator has been able to significantly improve interoperability and reduce production facility downtime for its customers.
Repete’s recent emphasis on international expansion required an OPC server upgrade in order to support a wider range of protocols and increase interoperability across highly diverse PLC environments. With plant downtime representing losses in excess of $200,000 per hour for its customers, it was also imperative that Repete deliver a dependable solution to keep manufacturing systems up and running without interruption.
With these requirements in mind, Repete selected KEPServerEX to replace its legacy OPC server. KEPServerEX easily manages, monitors, and controls diverse automation devices and software applications through a robust platform that supports an array of open standards, proprietary protocols, and client interfaces. Furthermore, KEPServerEX’s platform design removes the burden of learning new communications protocols and applications by allowing users to add device drivers and advanced options on demand through one user interface. Finally, thanks in large part to its integration of KEPServerEX, Repete improved its ability to limit plant downtime.
“Kepware has done a stellar job building a simple, reliable, and vendor-agnostic product with an unparalleled number of drivers designed to support basically any PLC we encounter in the global market,” said Mike Peters, Director of Operations at Repete. “We simply don’t hear about KEPServerEX from our customers, and that really says it all–it is just working.”
For additional information about the implementation, please read the complete Repete Corporation case study here.
About Kepware Technologies
Kepware Technologies is a private software development company headquartered in Portland, Maine. Kepware provides a portfolio of software solutions to help businesses connect diverse automation devices and software applications. From plant floor to wellsite to windfarm, Kepware serves a wide range of customers in a variety of international vertical markets including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Building Automation, Power Distribution, and more. Established in 1995 and now distributed in more than 100 countries, Kepware’s software solutions help thousands of businesses improve operations and decision making.
About Repete Corporation
Repete Corporation has been delivering effective automation systems and integration services for the process industries since 1965. The company delivers efficiency, consistency, and traceability to agri-business, food, animal nutrition, and industrial systems clients throughout the world. Repete’s systems range from dedicated, process-specific controls to plant-wide automation systems. The company provides custom programming as well as modular, industry-specific applications for animal nutrition, pet food, food processing, and seed processing/genetics applications (among many others). Learn more at: www.repete.com
SOURCE Kepware Technologies