Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
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The Connected Enterprise Optimizes Facilities and Supplier Networks
The Connected Enterprise Optimizes Facilities and Supplier Networks
Rockwell wanted to implement flexible and agile global MES for diverse product portfolio and a variety of manufacturing processes and replace individual ERP systems and custom application with a standardized system that spans all plants.
Keeping Product Development Cycles on the Fast Track
Keeping Product Development Cycles on the Fast Track
By network-enabling industrial automation equipment, important tasks such as uploading/downloading programs, communicating between controllers, and generating e-mail alerts become possible. Unfortunately, the resources needed to design a solution that can seamlessly tie together a wide diversity of network environments that are widely dispersed, plus rapildly deploy that solution, can present a costly challenge to many equipment manufacturers.Virtually all of Rockwell Automation’s customers have widely dispersed and disparate network environments with a mix of 10Mb and 100Mb Ethernet devices. Having connectivity that would seamlessly accommodate either Ethernet standard became a necessity. Therefore, the company determined that a 10/100Mb Ethernet auto switching capability was required for the ENI interface. Two significant challenges faced the Rockwell design team. First, the small “footprint” of the ENI packaging made the task of finding a networking solution that would fit into the product design very daunting. In addition, time-to-market was a driving factor. In a highly competitive market, Rockwell Automation needed to deliver their network enabled controller products as quickly as possible, and could not afford long development cycles to integrate networking capabilities.
King's Hawaiian Standardizes Technology Requirements
King's Hawaiian Standardizes Technology Requirements
King's Hawaiian wanted to create a common infrastructure for machine builders for fi rst centralized data-collection system on a greenfield site
Number of Suppliers2
Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation
Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.
Webalo
Webalo, the UX Platform for the Industrial Internet™, provides the app generation infrastructure for companies to transform into User First™ organizations. Webalo's patented technology enables companies to easily transform their enterprise applications into actionable, persona-based applications, where each user has just the information they need, on their device, to help them get their job done. Webalo is enterprise-ready, built to operate in the face of massive amounts of real-time transactional usage by thousands of users, helping them to make better, more informed decisions and to make their businesses more productive.
Number of Use Cases1
Machine Condition Monitoring
Machine Condition Monitoring
Early predictions on equipment malfunctions and service maintenance can be automatically scheduled ahead of an actual part failure by installing sensors inside equipment to monitor and send reports.Machine condition monitoring is used to determine the condition of a machine with the intent to forecast mechanical wear and failure. The predicted data provides health information of the machine and helps to predict machinery failure. The monitoring equipment tracks changes in temperature, vibration, and output of machines in order to detect imbalance, corrosion, wear, misalignment, sediment build-up, or poorly lubricated parts. Condition monitoring has gained importance in line with increased company focus on productivity and asset utilization. The need for eliminating unnecessary maintenance costs and catastrophic breakdowns in production processes is expected to continue to drive the adoption of condition monitoring solutions. The global machine condition monitoring market can be divided on the basis of products, applications, and components. On the basis of products, the global machine conditioning monitoring market can be segmented, into thermography equipment, vibration monitoring equipment, corrosion monitoring equipment, ultrasound emission equipment, lubricating oil analysis equipment, and motor current signature analysis equipment.The vibration-based condition monitoring equipment holds the leading place amongst all condition-based maintenance technologies. On and off-line vibration monitoring is extensively used by industries to perform continuous production processes. In addition to vibration monitoring, other techniques used for machine condition monitoring are wear analysis, thermography, performance monitoring, degradation by products, and physical testing.Types of Machine Condition MonitoringEach of the five main varieties of machine condition monitoring serves a different role.Route-Based Monitoring - Route-based monitoring involves a technician recording data intermittently with a handheld instrument. This data is then used for trending to determine if more advanced analysis is needed.Portable Machine Diagnostics - Portable machine diagnostics is the process of using portable equipment to monitor the health of machinery. Sensors are typically permanently attached to a machine and portable data acquisition equipment is used to read the data.Factory Assurance Test - Factory assurance test is used to verify that a finished product meets its design specifications and to determine possible failure modes of the device.Online Machine Monitoring - Online machine monitoring is the process of monitoring equipment as it runs. Data is acquired by an embedded device and transmitted to a main server for data analysis and maintenance scheduling.Online Machine Protection - Online machine protection is the process of actively monitoring equipment as it runs. Data is acquired and analyzed by an embedded device. Limit settings can then be used to control turning on and off machinery.Key vendors: Emerson, GE, Honeywell, Rockwell Automation
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