Condition monitoring creates transparency, because when your data is displayed you always know what is happening in your operating processes and can intervene immediately.
Condition monitoring reduces the time between the occurrence and elimination of a fault, e.g. by enabling the optimisation of your stock of spare parts.
Condition monitoring prevents machine downtimes, extends service life and ensures an optimal value-added flow in the production process.
Condition monitoring – takes the pulse of your machines
Would you like to be permanently informed about the “state of health” of your machines? Detect damage at an early stage? Or be alerted immediately by SMS or email in the event of an acute emergency in your production operations? Then a fitness tracker for your plant is the perfect solution. In an industrial environment an automated remote monitoring system serves a number of purposes.
How and where is condition monitoring used in practice?
USE CASE: Full control for food safety
Until food reaches the consumer’s plate it often has a long way to travel. With regard to perishability, the cold chain must under no circumstances be interrupted. If we consider the production of ice cream, for example, the specified temperature must be maintained during the entire production process.
With a condition monitoring solution the temperature values can be read out and automatically sent to a cloud. There the data is evaluated and monitored. If a fault occurs, the employee responsible is informed immediately and can intervene without delay.
USE CASE: For security of supply and the environment
Gas networks are pressurised and can be affected by leaks from which methane escapes. This has a significant impact on global warming. The problem is that the ideal pressure in the networks must be high enough to ensure a secure supply to remote consumers, and low enough to prevent unnecessary leakage.
The solution is condition monitoring: pressure values are read out, sent to the cloud and evaluated. Using forecast data calculated by algorithms from weather forecasts, industrial consumption, public holidays and consumption statistics from the past, the gas network pressures can then be ideally regulated.
The solution benefits gas network operators on the one hand, because the pressures are automatically set remotely, and on the other hand it benefits consumers, because their supply is secure. The biggest winner, however, is the environment, because any leakage is reduced to a minimum.
Three basic components for system monitoring
Your control systems, actuators & sensors
For measuring the relevant operating parameters
– and much, much more
Routers & IoT gateways
For secure remote maintenance access and data transmission
– Encrypted remote access
– Protocol-independent data acquisition
– Transparent data transmission
– Distributed machine access
To condition monitoring in 4 easy steps
We will show you how the products and services of INSYS icom send your machine and system data securely to a cloud environment.
Initial situation You have a control system to which various sensors are connected whose values you want to monitor. You also want to access the control system remotely.
Step 1: Wire the PLC outputs to the inputs of the router or IoT Gateway and then connect the power supply.
Step 2: To establish a secure connection between IP networks, you need a virtual private network (VPN). Integrate your devices into an already existing VPN structure or use the INSYS icom solution, the icom Connectivity Suite – VPN.
Step 3: Configure the router via a web browser.
Step 4: Configure the edge software from INSYS icom: the icom Data Suite. It is responsible for protocol conversion, monitoring, alerting, and the cloud connection.
Mission accomplished: from now on you will be automatically informed about a specific status or a status change. In addition, you can view the displayed data on a dashboard or execute control commands.
Retrofitting – full control of existing systems
Even if your machines and systems are already getting on in years, the step towards the Internet of Things (IoT) is still possible. This is because the INSYS icom industrial routers and IoT gateways support a large number of serial interfaces and protocols from different manufacturers – even for older devices. Thanks to their local intelligence, they can convert protocols if required and thus act as “translators”. An overview of the supported protocols:
The protocol conversion on the industrial routers and IoT gateways themselves means that you don’t have to extend the communication paths with another hardware component or take existing machines out of service. This saves you costly upgrades, new purchases of modern equipment and the dismantling and disposal of existing machines.
Equip your machines with devices from INSYS icom during retrofitting of brownfield equipment and enter the industrial IoT in a convenient and resource-saving way.
The ecosystem from INSYS icom for your condition monitoring!
The INSYS icom devices are flexible, safe and reliable. They ensure smooth data communication among machines and systems.
Use the icom Connectivity Suite – VPN to establish an encrypted connection among the router, PC and other devices in your network, and implement intelligent remote maintenance.
With the icom OAM central device management you can operate, manage and maintain your INSYS icom routers and gateways in a time- and cost-saving way.
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