IOT in manufacturing process
IOT in manufacturing process optimisation has immense potential. The manufacturing industry uses huge volumes and a vast variety of machines, equipment and materials in production management, and supply chain logistics making asset monitoring complex. Also, according to the vertical served, quality of finished product and delivery depends on external factors like vibration, temperature and humidity. This makes manufacturing ideal for Industrial IOT use cases, enabling huge possibilities in data analytics.
IOT in production line monitoring
Demand for precision, speed and volume has made the manufacturing industry depend highly on sophisticated machines and equipment. This has put high pressure on the manufacturer to keep them in perfect working condition. Though systems are put in place for tracking maintenance, unexpected breakdowns occur, causing a nightmare for the maintenance team. Even when problems in machines and equipment get recorded, the damages caused often are concealed.
Above this involvement of humans causing negligence, theft, and abuse inside the shop floor, warehouse, and supply chain add up to the risk. Often damages are noticed by the end-user affecting organizational reputation. Factory inventory monitoring can help in planning with production schedules.
With Ripples Industrial IOT Solutions, you can monitor the usage, performance, operating conditions, etc. of the equipment and machinery to get actionable insights. This IOT in electronics manufacturing industrial applications can be used as a remote asset monitoring solution, factory inventory tracking or can help in data acquisition for your OEE Software, WMS or BMS.
- Individual equipment monitoring
- Factory inventory tracking & location monitoring
- Automated data logging
- Real time data collection based on movement of work in progress
- Data insights dashboard
- Instant alerts and notifications
- Asset handling insights
IOT in production line anomaly detection
Manufacturers who are into food processing, quality of products are of extreme importance. For manufacturers serving international markets, high-quality standards have to be maintained to pass the strict evaluation. For e.g. most of the seafood, meat, and dairy products have to be maintained below 8 Degree Celsius throughout the production and supply chain to ensure food safety.
To ensure quality food manufacturers should take extreme care at the time of production and transportation. Storage of raw materials, handling of materials during production and transportation of finished goods, till it reaches the user, has to be strictly monitored.
In most of the cases, the damages go unnoticed or are majorly concealed damages that are not obvious outside. But on a thorough inspection and lab tests, the product faced quality issues and puts the reputation of both the manufacturer and the user at stake.
To ensure that damages are reported and cargo handling is monitored, automated tools are required. Human intervention can dilute the reports or compromise the monitoring process. Ripples’ remote monitoring system is capable of monitoring and recording all events inside the manufacturing unit and during transportation. The IOT in the manufacturing process system uses BLE indoor positioning systems, and the IOT software dashboard brings insight which can help to improve the safety precautions and improve the quality of produced goods.
- Temperature and humidity monitoring for environment
- Automated temperature and humidity logging
- Real time temperature tracking
- Instant alerts on variations
- Cold chain temperature monitoring
- Temperature monitoring for individual consignment
- Rotation of motors
- Smoke and gas detection
- Actuators to control fluids
- Controlling of lighting
- Measuring energy consumption
- Workplace security