Vention Launches MachineCloud, Its Online Automation Software

Vention's MachineCloud was designed to streamline the process of collecting digital twin data.


Machine Cloud is part of Vention's Automation Platform (AMP).

Vention yesterday officially announced the deployment of its MachineCloud platform. With the new product, customers now have the tool to successfully deploy automated equipment and build their core expertise in industrial automation from the design phase up to the deployment stage, according to the Montreal-based company.

Vention said it is an online-first manufacturing automation platform company that allows clients to design, automate, order, and deploy automated equipment directly from their web browsers.

By leveraging the digital twin data of the machine already present on Vention's Manufacturing Automation Platform, Vention can now offer a customized deployment flow by eliminating the typical hassle of hardware and software commissioning, it added.

MachineCloud software is accessible everywhere thanks to the cloud  

Users can program their MachineLogic sequences and deploy them on their automated equipment from anywhere in the world with MachineCloud's remote control capabilities.

Within all manufacturers' reach, in the form of simple and interactive step-by-step guidance, MachineCloud provides real-time visibility of the machine operations such as status and e-stop events, from anywhere in the world, it said.

Working in unison with Vention's motion controller, MachineMotion, Vention's Customer Support team can remotely connect to your machine and provide same-day support.

Other features of MachineCloud

Other MachineCloud features include software-assisted setup for hardware and wiring, remote access to MachineMotion data log file, machine configuration checker and application checker.

“Over the last 6 years, we have empowered companies to accelerate industrial automation - re-shoring production and upskilling the workforces. Simplifying deployment was a necessary next step, and we tackled it by linking the real machine and its digital twin like never before,” said Etienne Lacroix, CEO of Vention. “We are only scratching the surface of the user experiences that are only possible by leveraging cloud technology to combine industrial automation hardware and engineering software.”

Vention is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in Berlin and Boston.

The 380-person company serves 3,000+ customers on five continents and 25 manufacturing industries.

Earlier this year, Vention announced it had raised $95 million in Series C financing.   

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Machine Cloud is part of Vention's Automation Platform (AMP).

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