The suite allows operators to recognize overall equipment efficiency that quantifies the availability, quality, performance, and location of each production line and asset.
FREMONT, CA: In a pursuit to deliver smart factory capabilities to industrial enterprises, a new suite of cloud applications and integrated services is launched. Known as the Smart Factory Fabric, it is a pre-configured set of a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications designed to speed up smart factory transformations for businesses with manufacturing operations. The Smart Factory Fabric suite of services assists companies to improve their operational performance. Additionally, the platform also reduces costs by increasing visibility, improving quality, optimizing production, and minimizing unplanned downtime associated with running a smart factory.
Smart Factory Fabric capabilities and potential advantages include:
Real-time Enhancement of Shop Floor Performance:
The suite allows operators to recognize overall equipment efficiency that quantifies the availability, quality, performance, and location of each production line and asset. The solution also realizes better machine utilization and enhances the production capacity, scheduling, and operation.
Distinctness and Analytics across a Network of Factory Operations:
Swiftly connecting devices enables the collection of transactional, streaming, and machine status data onto the cloud computing platforms. The fabric also provides the capability to create process models and common assets. Machine health monitoring and trending facilitate a shift from the calendar to condition-based and predictive maintenance. Constant asset, factory, and line performance analysis across plants trigger opportunities for optimization.
Dynamic Workforce Management:
The tool also enables the setting up of shop floor resources based on inventory, machine, and labor constraints. Besides, the suite also offers visibility into real-time inventory, tools or asset positions, and workforce status. Moreover, the fabric also delivers dynamic crew planning, work allocation, risk-based (stochastic) Materials Requirement Planning (MRP), predictive Line-of-Business (LOB) management, lead time management, and risk-adjusted span.
Competent Technology Navigation and Implementation:
The system’s persona-based dashboards and screens are built explicitly for operators, engineering and process managers, plant supervisors, quality coaches, and manufacturing executives. The feature allows rapid configuration and deployment of smart factory capabilities that are designed to provide the precise level of detail at the right time to enable critical decision making.
Scalable Cloud Computing IoT Platform Enabling Global Edge to Cloud Deployments:
The cloud computing IoT services reside in multiple regions for a global scale to help clients obtain, process, and consume data effortlessly and securely. The tool edges services that help gather, aggregate, and filter real-time streaming and transactional data from tens of thousands of equipment and push it to the cloud for storage and enhanced analytics. Also, the platform makes it easy for industrial, commercial, and other consumers to detect and respond to events from several different IoT sensors and applications.