A good way to get started is to focus on the weak spots of your factory. Ask yourself these questions:
• What are the weakest parts of my production setup?
• Where do breakdowns occur most frequently?
• Where do failures have financial consequences?
• Where do breakdowns have widespread effects, e.g. because several production lines are blocked as a result?
Very likely you’ll be able to point out specific pumps, motors, or other equipment that constitute critical weaknesses in need of constant monitoring. This is the place to start. The next step is to determine what you want to measure. The most common values are temperature, vibrations and noise level. However, the IoT Ready-To-Use system enables you to measure much more if necessary. Its CISS multi-sensor for harsh environments contains 8 sensors:
• digital light sensor
• pressure sensor
• humidity sensor
This versatility allows you to experiment and to adjust the setup along the way until you have found the best parameters to monitor on your machines and equipment. This adjustment can be done on our cloud portal, otherwise known as DATAEAGLE Portal. You can even install multiple sensors to your machine at different points and connect them to the gateway, DATAEAGLE 2730, to get a better and accurate understanding of the health of your machine.