How It Works

SeeMyMachines brings together state-of-the-art and standards-based Internet, cloud and big data technologies to offer a secure, industry-grade IoT solution. From collecting millions of data points to processing, analysing and visualising data in real time, SeeMyMachines provides a complete framework for IoT-enabled industrial operations. Underpinning this robust framework are four smart components – SmartConnect, SmartCloud, SmartAdmin and SmartViz.

SmartConnect
SmartCloud
SmartAdmin
SmartViz
SmartConnect
SmartCloud
SmartAdmin
SmartViz
SmartConnect

SmartConnect

SmartConnect is an edge computing device installed at your premises to interface with your machine. It can capture data, either from your machine’s PLC/PAC (Programmable Logic/Automation Controller), or from digital and analog sensors. SmartConnect supports PLCs from most manufacturers including Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Schneider Electric and Omron. In fact, any PLC with an Ethernet or serial port is ready to interface with SmartConnect. This means your machine can be made IoT ready without having to upgrade the controller or rewrite code. SmartConnect can acquire data from OPC servers or can even run an OPC server if required.

Some machines generate voluminous amounts of data at high speed. Not all of that data need to be transmitted to the cloud. SmartConnect filters and processes data at the edge, so that only what is required for further processing is uploaded to the cloud. This greatly reduces network congestion. SmartConnect understands commonly used industrial protocols, such as Modbus and Profinet, as well as protocols of the Internet such as MQTT and HTTPS. Thus it works as a gateway between the factory and the digital world. Your data is encrypted before being sent to the cloud. The programs running on SmartConnect can be updated remotely from the cloud. No field visits are required for software upgrades.

SmartConnect comes in three out-of-the-box variants: SC1500, SC2500 and SC3500. These variants have different processing, storage and HMI capabilities. We will help you choose the one most suited for you, based on your edge-computing and offline storage requirements. All devices are industry-grade and designed to operate under shop-floor conditions. However, if you have custom requirements, like a different form factor or a rugged outdoor version, our Hardware Design team can work with your machine builders to come up with a bespoke version.

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  • xpress_SC2500 SC2500
  • enterprise_SC3500 SC3500

    SmartConnect Features

    PLC interface Siemens, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, Omron and more
    Analog inputs Temperature, pressure, flow, concentration (ppm), voltages, currents
    Digital inputs Output counter, industrial vision camera
    Modbus ready
    RS232 / RS485 / RS422 ready
    Wired, WiFi, GPRS or LTE connectivity
    Offline storage: 4GB to 16GB
    SITARA processor
    Secure encrypted data transmission
    SmartCloud

    SmartCloud

    Data captured by SmartConnect is posted to our cloud-based platform, SmartCloud, via WiFi, GPRS/LTE, or wired Internet connection. Equipped with a highly scalable data processing engine, SmartCloud performs real-time crunching, enrichment and aggregation of data. SmartCloud comes with many standard statistical models and machine learning algorithms such as linear regression and k-nearest neighbors. SmartCloud has a pluggable architecture, which enables plugging in any custom algorithm for processing your data. Thus, if your goal is to analyze data from vibration sensors and your engineers have developed an algorithm to detect anomalous conditions, we can plug that algorithm into our platform.

    SmartCloud runs on multiple nodes and can process data so large that it does not fit into a single computer (node). Under the hood, SmartCloud makes use of Apache Kafka for message queueing, Apache Spark for stream processing, and MongoDB for storing processed data. These are highly scalable state-of-the-art technologies that help us deal with high-speed data coming in such large volumes.

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    SmartCloud features

    Message queuing for improved scalability
    Can support millions of edge devices
    Capable of generating alarms and sending push notifications
    Built-in redundancy for minimal downtime Multi-node cluster with 99% uptime
    Machine learning algorithms for predictive maintenance
    Pluggable architecture
    Hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    Secure storage
    SmartAdmin

    SmartAdmin

    The entire SeeMyMachines system is administered using an admin dashboard called SmartAdmin. This is a web application that lets the administrator perform a wide range of functions, ranging from managing users and roles to configuring other smart entities: SmartConnect, SmartCloud and SmartViz.

    SmartAdmin has a highly user-friendly interface, making platform administration a snap. It lets you control the entire application from one console.

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    SmartAdmin Features

    Manage end-users and roles such as plant manager, machine operator, service engineer, dealer and manufacturer
    Assign fine-grained permissions to users
    Add and configure machines
    Configure edge-devices
    Configure alarms, notifications and reports
    SmartViz

    SmartViz

    SeeMyMachines offers a user-friendly machine data-viewer called SmartViz. The data processed and analyzed using sophisticated big data analytics tools is presented before you in the form of graphs, charts and reports. We use third-party visualization tools for customised representation of data. Your engineers and technicians will be able to draw quick inferences and take timely decisions.

    SmartViz is accessible through standard desktop web browsers, as well as on iOS and Android devices.

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    SmartViz Features

    Alerts and push notifications
    Access to real-time information
    Interactive representation of data
    Daily/weekly/monthly reports
    Role-based access to data
    Access to historical data