Monitor the Performance of ageing Production Equipment with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Everyone has equipment in their plants and factories that provide useful service but aren’t equipped with the technology for online monitoring. IIoT enables a cost-effective means to monitor the performance of ageing production equipment.
Connect to the controller of the machine you want to monitor
The AVEVA Edge leverages over 200 industrial protocols. If the PLC or controller of the machine has one of these protocols there is a good chance you can connect to determine its operating state, production counts, and any other useful data points.
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Layer secondary sensors on the equipment
Attach low-cost sensors if one or more needed values cannot be collected from the machine.  For example
  • A proximity sensor detects bottles exiting a filler
  • A vibration sensor senses the machine is running versus switched off
  • An infrared temperature sensor is aimed at a motor to detect overheating
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Determine the Operating State
The AVEVA Edge contains logic to drive a state-model of the machine using the connected controller and/or the sensors.
  • The logic in the controller may tell you the machine is turned on and capable of making product
  • The secondary sensor watching the incoming conveyor sees product moving so we are pretty sure we are running production
  • A secondary sensor counts what goes out on the conveyor belt and may even detect rejected containers to drive an OEE Quality metric
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The AVEVA Edge sends state changes, production counts, and operational data to the AVEVA Cloud
The intelligence in the AVEVA Edge sends the utilization events and production counts to the living digital twin in AVEVA Insight.
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See the current state of the machine and analyze equipment performance 
The line operator, maintenence tech, or production manager can access the information from any handheld device or computer monitor.
  • See how the machine is performing in terms of utilization or Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Spot stoppage reasons that can now be addressed through maintenence actions or a change in procedures
  • This machine is now IIoT enabled and can be monitored the same as newer equipment!
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