Data visualisation & diverse legacy machines
In this ever shifting world of technology, change is the only constant. It is believed that close to three billion people are online at a given time in today’s world and by 2020 close to 50 million devices are expected to be digitally interlinked by Internet of Technology.
So what does the IOT buzzword mean ? Well for starter, Internet of things creates a network of connected objects ranging from computers, smart phones, electronics, industrial machinery and appliances.
Retrofit IOT and machine intelligence
Industrial IOT has found its application mainly in manufacturing industries and shop floors as data from various types of machines can be monitored, integrated and analyzed for spotting maintenance issues and thereby enhancing the overall efficiency of the industry. Legacy plant and machinery can be “connected” to machine intelligence and data visualisation tools using our retrofit IOT products for factories.
As part of product research and development work, we have met several plant managers of global giants in manufacturing industries across Asia Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Most of them believe that enabling machine to machine communication through a fully networked value chain helps in increasing the overall productivity of the plant.
The production logic can be fine tuned with the help of these Retrofit IOT enabled intelligent machines, allowing operational managers to reduce human intervention by a substantial factor. The IOT enabled technology also allows them to monitor and operate these machines even from a remote locale.
Data visualisation & legacy equipment
In a factory, the machines can range from 30-40 year old legacy ones to the ultra-modern all technology incorporated ones. What Ripples IoT monitoring solutions bring to the table is to acquire the data parameters from each of these machines and put them in a single platform for machine data analyzing and visualisation.
Obtaining data from legacy machines are particularly complex, as there are no data output options or proper documentation available from the same. With the help of wireless sensors that can be implanted non-intrusively, factors such as over-heating and excess vibrations etc. can be tracked proactively for such machines.
Some machines will have a RS-485 port to access the data, which can be connected to a controller module and from there data can be pushed to a cloud or server. Similarly we also have expertise in handling almost all legacy protocols such as BACNet, ModBus etc. along with latest wireless technologies like ZigBee, BLE and RFID.
So be it any kind of machines, old or new, we can help you gather all its data under one roof by enabling machine intelligence. We can help you create dashboards and visualization tools as per your needs and wants. For more details, please put in a message for a demo.