Capture Real-Time Data On Equipment Health In Manufacturing Environments
There is an increasing need for real-time visibility into operations. In many cases, this visibility is needed on equipment performance and health, so that businesses can monitor and react quickly to critical events.
One of the biggest threats to a manufacturing operation is caused by equipment not running despite it being scheduled for production.
IoT Horizon has a retrofittable beacon solution that captures real-time data (temperature, vibration, and other sensor-based data) to monitor equipment performance. Within the dashboard, organisations can set what is the normal operating status of the machines, and when alerts should be sent.
When a machines is then operating outside of the normal parameters, an automatic alert will be sent so that corrective action can be implemented before issues occur. For example, scheduling maintenance outside of production hours. The benefits include the following:
- Avoid critical failures
- Reduce equipment downtime
- Avoid lost capacity
- Capture real-time data on equipment performance
Organisations can then use this data to generate valuable insights into the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), helping to predict abnormalities that may lead to future breakdowns.
What About Non-Manufacturing Environments?
The same technology can be used to monitor other types of equipment with rotating components such as elevators, escalators, and HVAC equipment. The solution can monitor and alert when something needs attention, the amount of downtime and whether service level agreements (SLAs) are being met.