Finding a Solution Fit for the Client
The client was using two different systems: Rockwell Historian for data collection and Rockwell VantagePoint for data analysis and reporting. The end-of-life date for VantagePoint was September 2023, so the plant needed a new solution to maintain visibility into the data. The client also wanted to have an enterprise-level historian collect information from multiple sites, but the costs associated with aggregate historians weren’t feasible due to Rockwell’s cost-per-tag model. We proposed an Interstates-created data collector utilizing open-source software (Grafana and InfluxDB) with a proprietary tag transport layer programmed in Node-RED.