Cloud analytics solution equips IIoT applications

24th September 2020
Mick Elliott

A cloud analytics solution for industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications, based on MindSphere, a leading industrial IoT-as-a-service solution has been released by Arrow Electronics.

The complete, end-to-end solution covers everything from sensors and connectivity hardware to analysis and reporting software.

Arrow worked closely with codestryke, Shiratech and Siemens to deliver an all-encompassing offering that enables companies implementing Industry 4.0 to access best-in-class hardware, tools and consultancy services that match their specific requirements.

Arrow worked with Shiratech to develop iCOMOX, a hardware and software solution for condition-based monitoring of industrial plants, machines, as well as other assets.

It is connected to the cloud with MindSphere. Using advanced analytics and AI, MindSphere powers IoT solutions from the edge to the cloud. MindSphere uses data from connected products, plants and systems to optimize operations, create better quality products and deploy new business models.

codestryke develops customised IoT solutions and offers consultancy to help organisations plan and roll out IIoT deployments successfully and at scale. Its expertise covers app development, edge and cloud analytics and the operation of cloud infrastructure. codestryke also has an edge gateway offer (including a runtime), PLC programming and connectivity solutions.

The networking and monitoring of plants and facilities are some of the most important trends in industrial digitalisation.

Condition monitoring of machines and devices is essential for efficient predictive maintenance, having a significant impact on overall equipment effectiveness.

Together with its collaborators, Arrow provides a complete solution that gathers data from sensors and transmits it to the cloud via an edge gateway, where it can be visualized and analysed through a customised dashboard.

Through the continuous monitoring and collection of all relevant operating data, patterns can be observed and emerging faults identified, enabling maintenance to be carried out on a more accurately scheduled basis. In addition to helping users avoid the disruption and costs associated with unplanned downtime by optimising maintenance intervals, cloud analytics can also analyse running costs and help increase overall service life of equipment.

Arrow’s cloud analytics solution encompasses all the elements necessary for a successful IIoT project: from project planning and commissioning to after-sales support. Customer requirements are identified and specified during a workshop with Arrow’s support team and installation and assembly are coordinated and implemented jointly.

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