In the increasingly complex world of computer-controlled automation processes, keeping all the parts of a system on the same page can be a daunting task.
Multifaceted systems made up of a variety of robots, field devices, control programs, drives, programming languages, file formats, and software applications need to be in synch for the whole process to carry on without impediment.
But systems grow and as they do, the parts of the system change or pieces are added and sometimes those adjustments go unnoticed.
Undocumented updates to one facet of the system can have unintended consequences down the line. Adjustments to processes made by one worker come as a complete shock to another because the work was not recorded.
Since change of any size can have catastrophic consequences to the way a system works, it needs to be managed and that’s when version control comes in.
GrayMatter provides an certified enterprise class version control solution for automated production. This solution lets you back up your data automatically — even as Multi-Backup in the whole network — so you can do versioning and documentation and handle your project data systematically using the integrated Lifecycle Management.
Version control and Change Management Solutions from Gray Matter Systems
This solution provides management of all PC-based data, with special support with smart compares for:
- SIMATIC S5
- SIMATIC S7
- SIMATIC PCS 7
- WinCC flexible
- Phoenix PC WORX
- Schneider Modsoft
- Schneider Concept
- Schneider Unity
- SINUMERIK 840D
- Bosch IndraWorks
- ABB Robotics
- Kuka Robotics
- MS Word
- MS Excel
- Adobe PDF
We provide full compliance to all relevant international standards and requirements for quality management including ISO 900x, GAMP, GMP, FDA 21 CFR 11, VDA 6.4, ISQM-Guide or DIN EN50128. All project data are stored in all versions with complete comments in a central location. The automatically generated Audit Trail is available at any time.