Industrial organizations must continuously look for ways to increase operational efficiency, lower costs and improve production rates. One common way to do this is by preventing unplanned asset downtime. Remote condition monitoring – the practice of tracking the key operating parameters of plant assets to detect and alert users of anomalies that may indicate a future failure – is the key to preventing unplanned downtime.
Leverage MindSphere for Remote Condition Monitoring to Prevent Unplanned Downtime
Through the adoption of remote condition monitoring, industrial organizations can:
- View the health and status of connected assets remotely to determine what, if any, on-site action is needed.
- Maximize uptime by identifying and remediating health issues before they lead to asset failure.
- Optimize production rates by lowering downtime and proactively solving performance issues.
- Protect profitability by limiting unnecessary maintenance costs and productivity hits.
Many manufacturers already have some type of condition monitoring in place but fail to realize the benefits listed above. This is because of the reliance on legacy tools and processes, or the desire to leverage custom condition monitoring applications. Both typically fail to provide accurate and continuous data flow from assets in production. As a result, manufacturers have limited transparency and cannot properly foresee performance and health issues. Additionally, custom condition monitoring applications must be built, maintained and updated in-house. This strains resources and diverts teams away from the organization’s core competency.
Digitalization is changing the way companies do business, delivering deeper insights that allow organizations to offer new customer value and lower costs. By embracing a digitalized condition monitoring solution, powered by the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT), organizations can overcome the challenges of traditional approaches. This gives manufacturers complete transparency into plant asset operating conditions – even remotely – in real-time. How? Industrial IoT connects and gathers data from assets, machines, products, plants and systems – including systems across multiple facilities. From there, organizations can apply advanced analytics capabilities to the IoT data, unlocking powerful insights.
MindSphere is a leading industrial IoT as a service solution that delivers remote condition monitoring. With MindSphere, it is easy to connect both Siemens and non-Siemens assets in production. Organizations can collect asset health and performance data in real-time and build a customized overview of global assets. From there, it is easy to provide all relevant data to key stakeholders and generate notifications when irregularities occur. When an anomaly is identified, team members can diagnose the issue remotely and determine the next steps. Different teams can combine and/or share data, bridging silos to enable a more complete view of global production and asset performance.
MindSphere can help industrial organizations accelerate their path to digitalization. Because it is offered as a service, MindSphere allows organizations to adopt industrial IoT without significant upfront investments and instead, by taking advantage of CapEx pricing models. This also means that organizations do not have to worry about maintaining, updating, or innovating the underlying infrastructure or core capabilities. As a result, organizations can focus on areas of differentiation, rather than the heavy lifting associated with running an industrial IoT platform.