- Vitamin IoT for machines
- Posted October 29,2020
Vitamin IoT for machines
Improving our immunity has never been so important! Isn’t it? But are we concerned about building immunity for machines?
Machine breakdowns is a common phenomenon in any manufacturing company. The time and money loss caused by these breakdowns needs no numerical justification. These losses are suffered equally by both machine manufacturers and users.The primary challenge is to prevent unplanned breakdowns and keep operations runningsmoothly for maximum productivity.
IoT has become a key enabler in predicting breakdowns and keeping them healthier and running for longer time. Pratomate’s IoT powered remote machine monitoring solution helps machine manufacturers by building immunity shield for the machines.
This is done by -
Collecting real-time data
• Sensors and IoT gateways collect real time data of the critical parameters of machine and transmit that data back via the cloud.
• The data is analysed to check for anomalies and to identify if a specific parameter is reaching threshold limit. Upon which the customer is alerted to take immediate action before breakdown.
The data is further used to identify meaningful patterns to improve machine designs.
Building machine immunity with real time data capture has significant benefits for machine manufacturers:
Reducing On-site maintenance visits
A critical issue to machine manufacturers is how fast their service teams can respond, when a failureevent occurs.When customers face machine breakdown, they expect their problem to be solved with minimum delay. Pratomate’s IoT powered Remote Machine Monitoring provided problem element traceability and thus reduced on-site maintenance visits by up to 20%.
Reducing warranty costs
Pratomate successfully reduced warranty costs of its clients by up to 39% with IoT powered Remote Machine Monitoring. Alerting customers before a breakdown happens when specific parameter reaches threshold limits reducesneed to replace parts in warranty period.
Improving Design aspect of machines
Is maintenance the only application of data collected? No! Beyond maintenance the data collected about the machines can foster innovation.
Machine manufacturers and providers will be able to leverage the data they receive from customers to improve on existing designs. They can create more immunized machines due to easy access to the data that shows equipment behaviour and usage patterns. Machine manufacturers can stay ahead of their competition by using data as their differentiator.