When running a continuous production line, chances are great that your controllers or PLC's are generating a lot of production-related data.
These are mainly used to optimise individual production runs or as a reference to figure out the origin of an unexpected incident.
As we all know: there is a lot more value in this data.
Yves discussed and showed a number of examples where this existing data source is harvested in an organised way and stored in a dedicated analysis platform. The production assets are instrumented as well with a limited set of additional sensors for tracking their state of health.
The analysis in the platform transforms the flow into dedicated parameters that enable the site manager to predict failures, schedule repair well ahead of time and optimise production based on the same combined data set.