One crucial lesson learned from the recent effects of a pandemic is that cost-effective digital manufacturing solutions are needed to keep factories and supply chains running smoothly while producing high-quality products. A single production line can generate more than 45 terabytes of data per day. Hybrid cloud embeds the latest next-level information technologies like AI, edge computing and cybersecurity to efficiently extract untapped and valuable data.
As we move forward, Remote I/O is now being introduced as the well-known proverb says, necessity is the mother of invention. As the world transforms, new challenges arise, new inventions surface. Machine-to-Machine more commonly known as M2M, is paving the way for remote management, so that problems can be diagnosed and repaired quicker than ever before. Maintenance firms will be able to offer their customers a significantly improved service and at the same time, reduce their operating costs.
Ready-to-use walkthrough packages will continue to drive the market and lead in the long term to remote management of nearly all aspects of manufacturing machinery.
Just a look at the benefits:
1. Efficient and immediate problem solving
Remote control of production systems allows immediate responses to any mechanical or physical problem with equipment, even from different plants. Operators can be instantly aware of issues that require immediate attention. Thus problems can be resolved quickly, thus minimising production downtime and without the need for travel, enabling quicker maintenance to maximise equipment’s uptime and its life span.
2. Access and recovery of data
Controlling all the data arising from production makes it easier to locate the causes of the incident, and even enable to early detect faults in production in order to anticipate problems before they occur by incorporating Machine Learning capability. Also, having up-to-date programming and configuration data ready can save time and labour costs.
3. Access valuable information from whenever you are
Optimal operation of production facilities requires real-time monitoring of automation systems, information systems, and plant operating equipment. This avoids collapse, downtime, and associated maintenance time that was not accounted for or scheduled. In addition, it allows you to compare information from different plants in order to carry out performance studies and roll out best practice to the rest of your plants, thus maximising production in all of them.
4. Capacity and vision for growth
Having software can help you make smart and effective decisions and enables you to foresee new opportunities for improvement in the operations and production processes of all your plants, as well as predicting and avoiding potential production problems.
5. Increase efficiency
Lastly, it enables operators to have the ability to work on the systems which guarantees the satisfaction of demand through the automated execution of processes, removing the execution of possible manual commands subject to human error thus increasing efficiency and productivity. Also, it gives flexibility to have scalable reactions to consumer demand levels.
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