The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing manufacturing by connecting equipment, eliminating silos, exploiting data and taking automation to a whole new level. Considering the multitude of equipment, protocols and technologies in today’s manufacturing environments, the solutions lie at the Convergence of OT and IT to create a truly smart, Connected Factory. Factories and plants that are connected to the Internet are more efficient, productive and smarter than their non-connected counterparts. In a marketplace where companies increasingly need to do whatever they can to survive, those that don’t take advantage of connectivity are lagging behind. The new system reduced maintenance costs and downtime, as well as the capability to collect more data.
The Connected Factory is able to effectively manage and consolidate inputs across a range of interacting devices and physical systems. On a factory-level, this Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication works, with processes and data being fed into and managed from a central platform. Information from previously separate parts of the supply chain are being used to inform decisions on the factory floor, and vice versa. Advanced analytics tools that integrate with the collective digital infrastructure of Connected Factories are playing an increasingly vital role in manufacturing. M2M systems are able to deliver complex data sets which can be quickly used to drive innovations in efficiency and quality whilst minimizing waste.
Manufacturing companies are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiencies and product quality in this competitive environment. Synergi-FX is collaborating with major service providers to present a modern platform to collaboratively manage and improve your manufacturing processes. Synergi-FX connected smart factory will help manufacturing companies to better predict and resolve maintenance requirements, correlate quality issues to machine and environmental factors, reduce downtime, and improve quality. Leveraging a modern cloud platform, IOT connectivity, Big data analytics, predictive Intelligence, and Cloud supply chain tools, Synergi-FX will help companies to modernize their production and supply chain processes to competitively meet current and future requirements.