What makes a Smart Factory?

We have talked about the current scenarios and the scope of smart factory earlier, but what really makes a factory smart? The answer is quite simple actually, it is the elements (equipment) that come together to make a real smart factory. Elements such as smart motors, presses, and critical rotating equipment. What if you could have smart elements? Let’s talk about motors, what if they were smart motors? Would it affect productivity? If they would, then how? Let’s find out.

The smart factory is considered an important outcome of the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0. With the current technological force, smart factory promises a great degree of advancement. In Industry 4.0 with applied Industrial Internet of Things the maintenance of machines have really gone up the charts. Maintenance in this smart age means real-time machine health monitoring leading to effective OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) improvement.

Here is an overview of the smart motors market.

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Electric motors constitute to a prime aspect of almost all dynamic machinery in industry, they contain a large amount of productivity and efficiency data which can now be read, analyzed and taken action upon.

Does that mean you need a new motor? No, not really. It is actually quite easy. Infinite Uptime, a global IoT award-winning company has made a breakthrough invention of Smart Motor Kit™ . This means you can simply implement it in your existing plant and instantly convert it into a smart one.

The Smart Motor Kit™, through complex and advanced edge computing, communicates and transfers the data to the cloud. Industrial Data Enabler+ (IDE+), gets embedded inside the motors to capture essential health and productivity data of the motors and wirelessly transfers the same to a cloud space.

With Smart Motor Kit™-

  • The health and productivity data from the motor can be remotely and wirelessly accessed through the internet from anywhere in the world.
  • The users of the Electric Motor can have a 24X7, 365 days monitoring of their motor health.
  • Motor maintenance and productivity monitoring concerns are addressed.
  • Easily accessible and user-friendly dashboard organizes the data in a readable and analyzable manner.
  • The IDE+ is powered with the help of a SMART Converter, which takes the supply from the motor terminals.

IDE+, which is at the center of the kit, is useful for both operative analytics and predictive maintenance. It is what powers this trademarked kit.

The SMART motor technology comprises of Industrial Data Enabler+ (IDE+) embedded inside the motor body comprising of an apparatus with vibration and an acoustic sensor, a processing unit and a wireless communication device for data transfer.

The IDE+ has two streams of real-time data available wirelessly, namely vibration data and acoustic data. An acoustic sensor sampled at 48000Hz provides high frequency and instantaneous condition of the noise from the motor.

The essential data is instantly captured and transferred to the dashboard. It is not just about rendering the right information, it is also about the delivery. Having said that, the user interface comes with a highly sophisticated user interface. It is simply the next generation dashboard. It ensures 100% functionality approach with:

  • Summary of the plant in terms of Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Machine Number with drop down menu for DE & NDE vibration, temperature and noise readings
  • Historical Trending of the Parameters
  • Report Generator
  • Machine Operating Zone History
  • Real-Time Parameter Trending, FFT Spectrum & Spectrogram

The Smart Motor Kit™ is industry certified and thanks to the numerous tests by IU’s business partner DOL Electric, they together provide a Smart Motor.

So if you are an OEM, Smart Motor Kit™ is for you, if you want to Explore the Planned Aftersales Business Opportunity through Real-Time Alerts. Also, adopting now will give you the crucial First Mover Advantage. Acquiring intelligence reports is also now possible with the new and improved Smart Motor Kit™.

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