In the world of industry, where there are many sectors with high competition, factories cannot afford to delay production processes due to an incident. If there is a failure, the company must correct the error in the shortest possible time.
In order to be able to react as quickly as possible, it is no longer only necessary to be efficient, but also to be able to react in advance to any possible breakdown or production failure. We do this by optimising, repairing and maintaining equipment and minimising downtime.
Industrial monitoring consists of the verification of the status of any system or machine. This makes it easier to see whether the machines need maintenance or not.
This not only results in a more efficient production that increases progressively, but also allows us to save costs generated by machine malfunctions that lead to prolonged production stoppages. All of this will favour industrial automation and the evolution towards a smart, connected and efficient factory.
Monitoring equipment for industry
This is where we need to talk about the IoT and its importance in predictive maintenance. The IoT or “Internet of Things” is a set of technologies, applications and processes, which can manage information on a large scale. This allows us to operate machines, robots and computers to improve factory productivity.
All the data that can be collected by a machine is stored in servers and analysed to see the status of the machine and the production process in general.
The implementation of a SCADA system, allows us to collect all this information in real time in order to know the performance of each machine, process and plant, as well as having a panel or panels from which to control and supervise the operation and to be able to apply industrial automation and preventive maintenance routines.
This serves, as mentioned above, to prevent possible failures or incidents that could directly affect production and generate additional costs or losses for the company. It allows us to optimise the different leakage points in the plant’s productivity thanks to an analysis of the data we obtain, which shows us what is happening on the production lines and in all the industrial processes.
Thanks to SCADA, we will not only be aware of the state of production, but it will also allow us to intervene in real time on the operations to correct, stop or resume any action that requires it, through a very intuitive graphical interface for the operator.
Industrial IOT monitoring
IoT industrial monitoring gives us many advantages that help us to have a reliable and constant production. In addition to storing a large amount of information, it allows us to obtain automatic learning, also known as Machine Learning. The data is capable, among many other things, of, for example, detecting a vibration in one of the machines to see how this affects it and to be able to foresee possible breaks or cracks in the machine itself. All this can be applied to the whole plant and even to machines that are difficult to access or out of user access, as we might find in oil companies.
Thanks to IoT, we can ensure effective and optimal maintenance where all machine condition parameters are monitored to detect changes that may cause problems. This allows us to make decisions quickly and efficiently and to obtain comprehensive industry solutions.
It is widely used in the automotive sector where we can analyse the condition of cars and each of their parts, knowing parameters such as engine temperature and other vital factors that can help to improve both the production process and the results obtained.
In short, the implementation of a Scada system in your factory results in a smart factory that increases industrial production and reduces downtime and inactivity, multiplying the operational efficiency and performance of the plant.