FactoryTalk AssetCentre

factorytalk-assetcentre

Overview

FactoryTalk® AssetCentre provides you with a centralized tool for securing, managing, versioning, tracking and reporting automation related asset information across your entire facility. It can do this automatically, with limited additional management oversight or work from employees. FactoryTalk AssetCentre can impact uptime, productivity, quality, employee safety or regulatory compliance.

With FactoryTalk AssetCentre, you can:

  • Secure access to the system
  • Track detailed users’ actions
  • Manage historical versioning of any electronic file
  • Provide automatic backup and compare operations on supported devices
  • Add plug-ins for 3rd party vendor devices that are not natively supported
  • Configure process instrumentation
  • Manage instrumentation calibration schedules and certificates

Introduction to FactoryTalk AssetCentre Architecture

This video walks through the components of FactoryTalk AssetCentre, and introduces architectural considerations for the implementation of an asset management solution.


Create Your Own Backup Engines

Develop custom connectors to perform backup and compare operations on any asset.


Multiple Independent Agent Groups for Disaster Recovery

Agent Groups allow support for multiple operating systems, network architecture and application version requirements with improved flexibility.


Features

  • Leverages a centralized database to provide automatic version control
  • Easier process to gather information centrally generated by user interactions, contributing to better audit trails
  • Gather system-generated information centrally, including time, source, or messaging
  • Leverages powerful features of FactoryTalk Security
  • Set up scheduled or on-demand searches and traceability information

With extendable add-on capabilities and assets you can perform:

  • Ability to perform automated backup, improving mean-time-between-failure
  • Centrally schedule, manage, track and report calibration activities
  • Ability to centrally configure and troubleshoot smart process devices

Benefits

  • Secure access to the control system
  • Prevent unauthorized or unwanted changes from occurring in running processes or files
  • Have a documented audit trail for Rockwell Automation devices of who made what changes and when those changes were made to device programs
  • Have an unequivocal record of who made changes to a specific device or file
  • Always know where to find the most current version of your program

Latest Releases

FACTORYTALK ASSETCENTRE V6.1


  • Extends existing custom device plugin framework to integration of external compare engines as plugins for 3rd party devices
  • Database Management Tools provide the ability to “tune” database settings for improved AssetCentre performance and reduced reliance on IT
  • Introduces support for SQL Server Express Editions
  • Disaster Recovery Agents now allow integration of UI based applications & plugins

 
FACTORYTALK ASSETCENTRE V6.0


  • Multiple independent agent groups for disaster recovery to support multiple operating systems, network architectures and software version requirements in a flexible manner
  • Custom Device Plug-In allows independent creation of backup engines for other 3rd party vendor devices that are not natively supported
  • Easy to use product install with improved user experience
  • Support upload and compare of newer drives using Connected Components Workbench (CCW)

System Requirements

Server Requirements

Processor 2.4GHz Dual Core or higher
Memory 4GB or more
Operating System Windows Server 2012

  • Standard Edition 64-bit

Windows Server 2008

  • R2 Enterprise Edition SP1 64-bit
  • R2 Standard Edition SP1 64-bit
  • Standard Edition SP2 32-bit or 64-bit

Windows Server 2003

  • R2 Standard Edition SP2 32-bit
Storage 3GB or more
Graphics 1024×768 minimum resolution

Additional Requirements

  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • Keyboard and pointing device (mouse)
  • Network adapter card
  • FactoryTalk™ Services Platform 2.10.00 or later
  • FactoryTalk Activation 3.60 or later
  • One of the following Microsoft SQL Server editions (we recommend the most recent service pack):
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition with Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit) or higher
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition with Service Pack 2 (32-bit or 64-bit)  or higher
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition with Service Pack 3 (32-bit) or higher

Microsoft Corporation strongly recommends the use of a RAID-5 system for computers running SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2008

Client Requirements

Computers running the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client must meet the following minimum requirements. The operating system can be in any language.

Some FactoryTalk AssetCenter capabilities are only supported on an English language operating system. At this time, the Calibration Management capability requires and English language operating system.

Processor 2GHx Dual Core or higher
Memory 2GB or more
Operating System Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit)Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)Windows 8.1 Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 Enterprise Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7

  • Professional 32-bit or 64-bit

Windows Server 2008

  • Standard 32-bit or 64-bit
  • R2 Standard 64-bit

Windows Vista

  • Business with Service Pack 1 32-bit

Windows XP

  • Professional with Service Pack 2 32-bit
Storage 3GB free or more
Graphics Graphics adapter capable of a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels

Additional Requirements

  • Keyboard and pointing device (mouse)
  • Network adapter card
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (version 11.0 is recommended for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems)
  • FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.10.00 or higher
  • RSLinx™ Classic Lite version 2.53 or higher

Optional

  • RSLogix™ 5 version 7.30 or higher (For PLC-5)
  • RSLogix 500 version 8.10 or later (For SLC 500 and MicroLogix)
  • RSLogix 5000 version 12 or later (For ControlLogix)
  • Studio 5000 Logix Designer application version 21 or higher, or any other version released as part of CPR 9 or later
  • RSLinx Enterprise version 5.00 or higher if your system includes PanelView™ Plus operator interfaces
  • FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility version 7.00 or higher if your system includes PanelView Plus operator interfaces
  • DriveExecutive™ Lite version 5.01 or higher if your system includes Rockwell Automation drives
  • Editing software for Siemens S5 or S7 processors, including SIMATIC Manager (Step 7), Step 5, S5 for Windows, ACCON-PG and PG-2000

Agent Requirements

Processor 2GHx Dual Core or higher
Memory 2GB or more
Operating System Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition (64-bit)Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)Windows 8.1 Enterprise Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)Windows 8.1 Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 Enterprise Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 Professional Edition (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 7

  • Professional 32-bit or 64-bit

Windows Server 2008

  • Standard 32-bit or 64-bit
  • R2 Standard 64-bit

Windows Vista

  • Business with Service Pack 1 32-bit

Windows XP

  • Professional with Service Pack 2 32-bit

Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard with Service Pack 2 (32-bit)

Storage 3GB free or more
Graphics Graphics adapter capable of a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels

Additional Requirements

  • Keyboard and pointing device (mouse)
  • Network adapter card
  • FactoryTalk Services Platform 2.10.00 or higher
  • RSLinx Classic Lite version 2.53 or higher
  • RSLogix 5000 Compare utility version 3.20 or later
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher (version 11.0 is recommended for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 operating systems)

Optional

  • RSLogix 5 version 7.30 or higher (For PLC-5
  • RSLogix 500 version 8.10 or later (For SLC 500 and MicroLogix)
  • RSLogix 5000 version 12 or later (For ControlLogix)
  • Studio 5000 Logix Designer application version 21 or higher, or any other version released as part of CPR 9 or later.
  • RSLinx Enterprise version 5.00 or higher if your system includes PanelView Plus operator interfaces
  • FactoryTalk View ME Transfer Utility version 7.00 or higher if your system includes PanelView Plus operator interfaces
  • DriveExecutive Lite version 5.01 or higher if your system includes Rockwell Automation drives
  • Editing software for Siemens S5 or S7 processors, including SIMATIC Manager (Step 7), Step 5, S5 for Windows, ACCON-PG and PG-2000
  • Unified Device Configuration (UDC) version 3.09 or later if your system includes newer PowerFlex Drives

To take advantage of auditing, the FactoryTalk AssetCentre client should be installed on each computer running your RSLogix family software.

To edit the file and data settings for a compare operation for PLC-5, SLC 500 or MicroLogix processors, you must have RSLogix 5 or RSLogix 500 software installed on the client computer.

To do a Rockwell Automation Compare, you must install the appropriate programming software on the client computer.


User Guides

FactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation GuideFactoryTalk AssetCentre Installation Guide

Find all the information on installing and navigating through FactoryTalk™ AssetCentre.
Learn more


FactoryTalk AssetCentre Product Profile

FactoryTalk AssetCentre Product Profile

Read how FactoryTalk AssetCentre can help you better manage production environments.
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Ordering Information

Ordering Information

FactoryTalk™ AssetCentre Server All FactoryTalk AssetCentre systems must include a FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server (9515-ASTSRVRENE).

The FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server: Provides archive, audit/evening, security and reporting.  Includes ten (10) FactoryTalk AssetCentre assets capacity.  Includes MSSQL Server Standard Edition.

Optional Capabilities

Additional capabilities can be purchased separately for disaster recovery, process device configuration, or calibration management.

Additional Asset Capacity for Capabilities

To increase asset capacity, choose the level of additional assets to meet your needs. FactoryTalk AssetCentre asset capacity is additive, so the number of additional assets are added to the existing quantity.

For example:
9515-ASTSRVRENE (FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server with 10 assets) +
9515-ASTCAP0100 (FactoryTalk AssetCentre 100 additional assets) +
9515-ASTCAP0500 (FactoryTalk AssetCentre 500 additional assets) =
610 asset capacity

Catalog Number Description
9515-ASTSRVRENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Server
9515-ASTCAP0005E FactoryTalk AssetCentre 5 additional assets
9515-ASTCAP0025E FactoryTalk AssetCentre 25 additional assets
9515-ASTCAP0100E FactoryTalk AssetCentre 100 additional assets
9515-ASTCAP0500E FactoryTalk AssetCentre 500 additional assets
9515-ASTCAP1000E FactoryTalk AssetCentre 1000 additional assets
9515-ASTCAP5000E FactoryTalk AssetCentre 5000 additional assets
9515-ASTCAPSITE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Asset Capacity Site License
9515-ASTDRROKENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Disaster Recovery for Rockwell Automation
9515-ASTDRRCENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Disaster Recovery for Remote Computers
9515-ASTDRFTPENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Disaster Recovery for Generic FTP Devices
9515-ASTDRSMNS7E FactoryTalk AssetCentre Disaster Recovery for Siemens S7 Processors
9515-ASTDRSMNS5E FactoryTalk AssetCentre Disaster Recovery for Siemens S5 Processors
9515-ASTDRFNCENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Disaster Recovery for Fanuc Robot
9515-ASTDRMTNENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Disaster Recovery for Motoman Robot
9515-ASTDRABBENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Disaster Recovery for ABB Robot
9515-ASTPRDCFENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Process Device Configuration
9515-ASTCLMANENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Calibration Management
9515-ASTCLWRKENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Calibration Management Remote Workstation
9515-ASTCLFLKENE FactoryTalk AssetCentre Calibration Management Documenting Calibrator Interface

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