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Driving Digital Transformation: Lordan

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 Driving Digital Transformation: Lordan - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Edge Analytics
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy - Network Security
  • Functional Applications - Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
  • Networks & Connectivity - Routers & Bridges
Applicable Industries
  • Equipment & Machinery
Applicable Functions
  • Discrete Manufacturing
Use Cases
  • Process Control & Optimization
The Challenge

Lordan needed a manufacturing automation system that could identify bottlenecks, reduce downtime and waste, and improve overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Requirements included the ability to view overall throughput and track mission-critical manufacturing information in real time directly from the production floor, rather than rely on periodical assessments.

The Customer
About The Customer
Lordan manufactures thermal-engineering heating and cooling systems with a global reputation for delivering high-quality custom-made designs and supply flexibility.
The Solution

• IoT connectivity: Cisco® 819 Industrial Router with WiFi access point • Fog application execution environment: Cisco IOx • Fog application: LeaderMES • IoT security: policy-based network controls, IOx application security

Data Collected
Downtime, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Process Procedure, Production Efficiency, Temperature
Operational Impact
  • [Cost Reduction - Overall]
    Direct cost savings within weeks of the system’s deployment
  • [Efficiency Improvement - Issue Response]
    Immediate identification of material-flow bottlenecks with mid shift change management to rectify issues
Quantitative Benefit
  • Workforce optimization savings of more than 600 labor hours a month

  • Increased production visibility and real-time measurement increased production floor productivity more than 10%

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