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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Leverage the full benefits of MES coupled with Industrial IoT (IIoT).

Gain deeper insight to plant-floor equipment and production performance.

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Know what happened

Get historical insight on all machine data to enable effective diagnosis, trending, and improvement of equipment uptime and performance.

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See what's happening

See an increase in productivity and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) with real-time asset performance monitoring.

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Predict what will happen

Use data to predict equipment failure with ease preventing unplanned downtime, quality defects, and disruption to operations.

Plex Industrial IoT (IIoT) Capabilities

  • Real-time Data

    Eliminate the manual process of collecting data from your machines.

    • Collect machine data automatically in real time. 
    • Get immediate notifications on the output of all your machines, on any device, from any location.
    • Set thresholds for when machines approach problematic metrics so you can proactively intervene and avoid any downtime.

  • Total visibility

    Get all the information you and your stakeholders need in one place.

    • Consolidate all the information your machines generate into intuitive and easy-to-read dashboards.
    • Get complete visibility into the performance of jobs, machines, and people.
    • Share relevant information instantly with stakeholders.
    • Reports can be adjusted to view overall operational data or drilled down to full details on machine conditions, operators, customers, and more.

  • Stay ahead of equipment health

    Keep all of your machines in top condition with minimum downtime.

    • View real-time information on the health of all your machines whether in a single plant or multiple factories across locations.
    • Stakeholders receive instant notifications when micro-stoppages occur, or when individual machines are not running optimally.
    • Make better decisions about scheduling maintenance and maintaining high output with real-time data.

  • Complete traceability

    Simplify the process of tracing a part in the event of a recall.

    • Trace a part back to its batch of raw materials, exact time of production, machine conditions, and operator with just its serial number.
    • All production data is stored in the cloud making it easy to comply with OEM data storage requirements without adding to IT costs.

  • Gain Additional Business Context

    Unlock the benefits of process data and operational data under one roof.

    • Tie process data with Plex Manufacturing Execution System (MES) operational data within a single unified offering opening the door to optimize areas you may not have considered before.
    • Analyze asset and equipment performance against capabilities to optimize efficiency and increase production throughput.
    • Enhance quality assurance with additional product and process data  to measure and monitor quality with a higher degree of accuracy.

Aligned with extreme precision to the pillars of Smart Manufacturing.

The combination of powerful enterprise solutions like the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform and Industrial IoT technology help you manage your network of people, technology, activities, information, and resources more effectively and economically.

What is Smart Manufacturing?
  • Connect

    Connect shop floor performance data to maximize production and operational visibility.

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  • Automate

    Automate alerts sent to personnel who can effectively react to behavioral data that’s outside of the norm​​​​.

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  • Track

    Track equipment performance trends over time to predict downtime for proactive planning.

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  • Analyze

    Analyze trends and compare operational data against other KPIs to discover new opportunities for improvement.

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Explore Industrial IoT Features

  • Contextualized Process Data

    Full traceability with a live and historic view of production data from MES and process data from plant floor machines with contextualized diagnostics.

  • Real-time Asset Dashboard

    Relevant real-time information of all assets on the plant floor within a single view.

  • Ribbon Charts

    Measure asset utilization using ribbon plots with historic part data from MES and process data from the assets for improving productivity and OEE. 

  • Notification Engine

    Immediate alerts for non-ideal behaviors across various factors including event type, asset, severity, security, and time intervals.