Some see IoT (Internet of Things) platforms as Industry 4.0's answer to replace traditional MES and SCADA solutions on the manufacturing shop floor. Our customers are leveraging L2L CloudDISPATCH event data to high pinpoint where IoT sensors can have a meaningful impact on solving problems and improving the operational effectiveness of the shop floor. IoT sensors can also provide the limited line-level data CloudDISPATCH needs to drive the production modules various dashboards, pitch boards, and operator portals.
When it comes to IoT integration, L2L CloudDISPATCH is mostly interested in machine-based abnormality/predictive events, machine cycle counts, and line-level production/scrap counts. IoT Platforms tend to natively utilize modern web service technologies which means your integration will be far easier, smaller in scope, and faster to complete. Everyone wins!
IoT Platform deployments can be unique based on the production environment. We're happy to help guide you through the process to help ensure your IoT data gets into the system. Below is a list of general use cases that we have encountered.
General Use Cases:
- Machine abnormalities that trigger Dispatch events and workflows.
- Predictive Maintenance based on Machine data
- Machine Cycle Counts for launching Preventative Maintenance (PM) dispatches
- Recording Line Level Production and Scrap Counts
Common IoT Platforms:
The following is a list of IoT platforms we commonly integrate with. We’ve never met an IoT platform we couldn’t integrate with, but if you don’t see yours on this list, then give us a call.
- PTC Thingworx
- Hitachi Lumada