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

Equipment in many plants and factories provide useful services but aren’t equipped with the technology for online monitoring. IIoT enables a cost-effective means to monitor the performance of aging production equipment.

Monitor the Connected Equipment Through its Controller

AVEVA Edge leverages over 200 industrial protocols and if a machine has one of these PLC or controller protocols, a connection can be made to determine its operating state, production counts, and many other useful data points.
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Layer Secondary Equipment Sensors on the Equipment

Attach low-cost sensors if one or more needed values cannot be collected from the controller.
  • Proximity sensors detect bottles exiting a filler
  • Vibration sensors distinguish that the machine is running versus being switched off
  • Infrared temperature sensors detect motor overheating
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Determine the Operating State

AVEVA Edge contains logic to drive a state-model of the equipment using the connected controller and/or the sensors.
  • The logic in the controllers may determine if the equipment is turned on and capable of making product
  • Secondary sensors monitor incoming conveyors determining product is moving and production is running
  • Secondary sensors also can count what goes out on the conveyor belt, as well as to detect rejected containers to drive an OEE quality metric
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Send State Changes, Production Counts, and Operational Data to the AVEVA Cloud

The intelligence in the AVEVA Edge sends utilization events and production counts to the digital twin in AVEVA Insight in the cloud.
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View Current State and Analyze Equipment Performance

Line operators, maintenance technicians, or production managers can access information from any handheld device or computer monitor.
  • View how the machine is performing in terms of utilization or overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Identify reasons for line stoppages that can be addressed through maintenance actions or a change in procedures
  • Machines are now IIoT enabled and can be monitored the same as newer equipment
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