Applying digital capabilities to all elements of the company and the comprehensive monitoring of data is vital to manage risk and discover new opportunities to generate income.
To do so, companies need an IIoT industrial platform, that integrates and governs all of the systems and data. This platform should enable other technologies to be implemented into the processes such as, for example, Artificial Intelligence (AI) – which provides many advantages – , robotics and even Augmented Reality (AR).
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enables all of the information to be collected, processed and stored; which facilitates an analysis derived from data with a true value for industries, especially if combined with other commercial data from the company.
The implementation of industrial remote control on the rise
COVID-19 has once again shown the importance of industrial digitalisation and the need to be able to monitor and control all data remotely.
Access to production data or IT/OT systems data has become a key aspect and, of course, it will continue to be given that we are facing a changing landscape full of uncertainty.
Remote monitoring avoids travel and having to physically access systems of machines, since an IIoT platform enables remote data capture in plants, as well as the combined analysis of this information using Big Data technology.
With the visualisation tools, you will be able to monitor, understand the data and access the captured information in real time. But the importance doesn’t just lie in the real time analysis, but also in the fact that your systems monitor your data for you and notify you in the event of any anomaly or deviation occurring.
Therefore, the response times are much shorter; which prevents potential more serious problems and a cost saving arising from non-estimated repairs.
Thanks to industrial remote control, you will be able to keep your business working in spite of the circumstances that occur. You will be able to pre-empt problems, make decisions with all of the information in real time and with the minimum plant staff.
The survival of industries is based on a cultural change that focusses on the value of data analysis and, of course, on the remote control of them.
Companies who are aware of the importance of analysis, will get the most benefit from their data, now and in the future. Without the digitalisation of industries, they will not be able to survive in the digital era; a time when innovation and generating new ideas about how to use the data to have a greater knowledge of the industry, create new products and improve customer experience is more important than it’s ever been.
Types of monitoring in industry
There are Three types:
1. Monitoring of machinery and robots
For the monitoring of machinery and robots, the application of industrial software is needed that enables man-machine interfaces to be customised, as well as monitoring the parameters of interest for the processes (temperature, pressure, consumption, etc.). In addition, establishing the manual/automatic behaviour without the need to be at the plant in person and change the parameters they have in their configuration.
To be able to carry out a predictive maintenance, a data history is needed which feeds advanced algorithms which, along with the properties of the machines, determines whether the performance of the machines is appropriate.
2. Monitoring of internal processes, logistics and plants
For the monitoring and control of internal processes, logistics and plants, systems are designed for the management of the progress of production in plants organised by stations. In doing so, it is possible to identify in real time whether there are bottle necks and measure the productivity at each point and station.
3. Monitoring of facilities
For the monitoring, evaluation and comparison of the different plants, it isn’t just necessary to have operation platforms that are able to connect all of the data from the different facilities, but also to cross-check and compare them.
This enables a general view to be had of all of the company’s assets and scale and/or transfer the best solutions to all of the facilities. This general and transversal view of the real-time information about the entire company provides an extremely high business value and key knowledge for the business.
Why is the digital transformation of industries so important?
Digital transformation goes beyond a concept, it is the strategic objective that industrial companies should adopt in line with their management.
They should implement Industrial 4.0 technology: management systems and data analysis, in different processes and in their value chain, in products and assets; thereby creating an environment based on common data that enables them to improve the internal working of the company and improve productivity.
At the same time, this data can be shared simply and selectively with suppliers, to improve supply logistics, and with customers, so they have a greater knowledge of the production process and, therefore, achieve a positive effect in the in the sales process.
What advantages does the Nexus Integra platform provide?
Nexus Integra facilitates the digital transformation for industries, centralising all of the information obtained from the products, machines, production sites and corporate systems in one place.
Its system simplifies the vast amount of data available, receiving, transforming and homogenising it to subsequently serve it simply and intuitively. It enables production lines, facilities and assets to be compared from a single integrated operations platform and from any place or device.
Furthermore, it supports multiple users with different permissions. It is easy and intuitive to use, and it does not require prior knowledge of programming.
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