- How do you visualize in real time a small change in operational behavior that shifts a multimillion dollar turbine or other rotational asset onto a course towards imminent catastrophic failure?
- Are your maintenance workflows and technicians optimized to take advantage of mobility and augmented reality?
- How do you use digital tools to maximize situational awareness of assets and processes that exist in the physical analog world?
The manufacturing and process control industries are booming with excitement around the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industrie 4.0. But when I talk to technicians, operators and engineering managers about these new opportunities, many are struggling to understand how these initiatives can be applied to their daily maintenance, repair and operations objectives. And when I talk with executive leaders about IIoT or Industrie 4.0 adoption, many seem to be struggling with where and how to begin defining their enterprise’s digital transformation strategy. And that’s where I think a lot of IIoT and Industrie 4.0 initiatives get stuck.
How do we, as engineers, technicians, and maintenance and reliability professionals apply these new IIoT and Industrie 4.0 technologies to existing business and operations processes to help us reduce costs, achieve maintenance, reliability and safety initiatives, and ultimately drive a more profitable enterprise?
And it’s that “how” that differentiates the upcoming Innovation Summit: Software Conference in San Antonio. It’s not about discussing ethereal ideas and buzzwords anymore. It’s about shifting from theoretical to practical, to see and learn how these technologies are already being deployed today to drive increased returns on existing assets.
Are you curious how augmented reality features in IntelaTrac are driving increased efficiencies in operator maintenance rounds? Or what about using machine learning, and predictive analytics tools that are already developed and ready for you to deploy in Avantis PRiSM to catch multimillion dollar turbine or other asset failures before they occur? Are there untapped opportunities to lower your inventory costs and streamline procurement using Avantis.PRO?
Commercially available off-the-shelf technology is accessible today to drive new opportunities in our business and operations processes. Attendees of the Innovation Summit will see how that’s already being done today. Your assets are trying to tell you something. Do you have the tools you need to hear them?
Join us in San Antonio and see how the Schneider Electric Software product portfolio can deliver an Enterprise Asset Performance Management solution that drives real value back into your enterprise.
by Matt Newton
Matt Newton is Senior Portfolio Marketing Manager for Schneider Electric. With over 15 years experience in the technology sector as an applications and systems engineer, Matt has extensive experience in designing and supporting embedded platforms, automation systems, wired and wireless networking, network security technologies, enterprise software and the Industrial Internet of Things.