More data to handleIndustrial IoT-enabled distributed analytics will further extend data processing and computing close to or at the data source. This is accomplished typically through intelligent, two-way communication devices, such as sensors, controllers, and gateways. In many instances, the data for distributed analytics comes from IIoT-connected devices located at the edge of the operational network. That means that the amount of data at your disposal in the PLC is growing.
Fast real-time data, better maintenanceOmron’s Sysmac controller creates a direct link between databases and machine controllers. The NX Machine Controller with direct SQL interface eliminates the need for cumbersome middleware or PC data concentrator, creating a much faster automation environment. Such developments open new opportunities for big data related situations. Furthermore, automatic and real-time production data collection facilitates better maintenance, both preventive & predictive.
Pro-actively preventing downtimeWhen a machine builder systematically would collect all production and performance related data of every machine it delivers, the benefits would be multiple. By comparing all data, the machine builder could identify abnormal behaviour or performance and investigate on location what the reason is for the variations. It opens the door to be pro-active towards customers in identifying dormant failures and preventing financial losses due to downtime issues.
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