In 2013, Pratt & Whitney is embarking on the development of three important highly automated production lines for their Longueuil plant. Centris is mandated to develop a communications interface between the main SCADA (WinCC ™) which manages all the operations of the three lines and the ERP centralized management system (SAP ™).
The Centris team therefore approached this project with a philosophy of developing a generic solution, which would allow Pratt autonomy of use and great flexibility in the event of a possible expansion elsewhere in their operations. Centris has therefore developed a module called CentrisBridge ™ ( www.centrisbridge.com ) which, instead of being tailor-made for the initial need of Pratt & amp; Whitney is in fact completely configurable for any need in exchange between an OPC UA or XML compatible system and a system with webservices. The solution has been in operation since 2015 and has been processing thousands of transactions per day between the affected systems.