to Maximize Production Efficiency

Improving Factory Productivity

As a plant manager, you need to constantly find ways to improve operational performance. Even if your machines work as per plan, there could be bottlenecks that you are unaware of. SeeMyMachines is a connected factory solution that will come in handy to help you closely monitor your machines’ performance. It will be a useful add-on to your factory if you wish to protect your investment and prolong asset life.

SeeMyMachines can remotely monitor all operations in your production unit. It surveils critical process parameters and detects variations in them. This will help you ensure that the machines are operated in the right range and conditions specified by the manufacturer. You will have access to latest production statistics, helping you troubleshoot delays. You also get alerts against predefined conditions such as operating threshold breaches, malfunctions, or downtimes. It also predicts machine failures with the help of an advanced Machine Learning technology.

SeeMyMachines interfaces easily with your ERP/MRP systems to collect details of jobs, shifts and operators. It also helps you maintain records of asset details, purchase/installation details, warranty and maintenance contracts, operator and service manuals, and so on. You can keep track of spare parts you carry and their location, making them readily available during maintenance. You will be notified of parts that fail quite frequently so that you can maintain an additional stock.

The application has an easy-to-use interface that lets you collaborate with manufacturers and dealers without any effort. Service and Support personnel can be given instant access to required information.

The Plant Manager dashboard lets you view the status of all machines in your factory. You can gain insights into:

Machine output count / Hours of operation

Actual vs Planned output

Machine status (running, idle, under maintenance)

Power consumption (optional)

Shift and operator records - who is the current operator?

Job history - which job is currently running?

Machine health collected by sensors

Process variables such as temperature, pressure and flow

Service history and service due date

Environmental conditions such as ambient temperature, humidity, dust, power fluctuations, and more

SeeMyMachines Engagement Model

Successfully implementing Industrial IoT in your plant requires expertise and experience. Self-service models (where they ship you the adapters and you configure yourself) rarely work. You need an experienced and knowledgeable partner who can handhold you through every step of the process. Your consulting/implementation partner should have deep knowledge of factory environment, manufacturing processes, PLCs, industrial protocols, Internet protocols such as MQTT, experience building data pipelines and scalable stream processors, big-data analytics, machine-learning and visualization. SeeMyMachines brings together all these disparate skills required for a successful IIoT implementation under one roof.

SeeMyMachines implementation typically runs through the following stages:

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DISCOVERY PHASE

DISCOVERY PHASE

Our team visits your factory to have face-to-face meetings with you and understand your factory environment and processes. We will assess your readiness to migrate to IIoT. If you have recently invested in an expensive SCADA system, it might not be advisable to immediately switch to Industrial IoT. In this case, you might just want to utilize our machine learning algorithms for predicting failures. At the end of the study phase, we prepare a plan of action for IIoT implementation.

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PREPARING QUOTE

PREPARING QUOTE

Based on the action plan prepared, we will provide implementation schedule and cost estimates. Larger projects may require implementation in multiple phases with an initial pilot phase to convince all stakeholders of project feasibility.

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EDGE DEVICES IMPLEMENTATION

EDGE DEVICES IMPLEMENTATION

Our technicians will install the edge computing devices and sensors at your factory premises. Some amount of programing of edge devices may be required to interface with your PLC’s or OPC servers.

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SERVER-SIDE CONFIGURATION

SERVER-SIDE CONFIGURATION

The platform will need to be configured to meet your specific requirements. Custom analytics and visualization plug-ins and components may need to be developed to address requirements that cannot be met through configuration.

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MONITORING AND TWEAKING

MONITORING AND TWEAKING

The system will be continuously monitored and tweaked until you, the plant manager, gets real value of the system. This often means going back to previous phases and tweaking the edge devices and server-side components.

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SOFTWARE-AS-A-SERVICE MODEL

SOFTWARE-AS-A-SERVICE MODEL

After implementation, we operate and maintain the cloud-based platform, so running it 24/7 is not your worry!