According to research carried out by Gartner, we can expect to see over 26 billion connected assets (sensors, vehicles, machines, devices, etc.) by 2020. Control Technologies UK can help OEMs, operators and end-users to leverage connectivity technology to realise cost savings, additional revenue streams and greater machine functionality.
Today’s mobile and stationary machinery are becoming more and more intelligent, allowing greater functionality and efficiency. In order to leverage this increase in capability, OEMs and end-users need to closely monitor the actual operation of the machines. This is where remote monitoring, or connectivity, comes in; by connecting a machine to the internet, an OEM or operator can access the system remotely to analyse key performance issues (KPIs) and assess the efficacy of their system.
In addition, today’s machines are required to work under increasing duty cycles, meaning that downtime can be costly for operators and OEMs alike. By integrating remote connection, service and engineering teams can remotely monitor operating parameters and feedback signals for any sign of degradation in the operation of the machine. Whereas previously a service engineer would attend site when a machine has reported an active fault, today’s service personnel can remotely identify trends in parameters to predictive diagnose a problem, before it actually occurs. Not only does this improve the functionality of the machine, it also reduces the financial impact of downtime on the operator.
Connectivity is not just confined to the engineering side of an enterprise; it can add real value to a commercial offering by turning machine data into a potential revenue stream. The data presentation can be tailored, via a web-based interface, to each specific stakeholder, whether they are at board level, sales or engineering, and service.
Control Technologies UK has worked with connectivity for a number of years, from designing and implementing systems as diverse as a high volume fleet management solution, through to remote servicing for engineers to reduce machine downtime. We work with leading manufacturers of both on-machine (client) devices and web-based data analytics and monitoring tools to deliver a complete end-to-end solution. Couple this without extensive experience in designing distributed control systems and we are perfectly placed to help you implement a connected machine solution.
The services we offer under the connectivity sphere are:
If you’re looking to implement this technology, we are perfectly placed to help you realize your requirements based on both functionality and budget.
For more information about our services and how we can work with you, please get in touch.