As the digital era dawned and the enormity of IoT empowered possibilities became clearer, our teams explored the ways in which motion and control products could create customer value via uptime and productivity gains by fully leveraging the analytical capabilities of IoT.
We began by addressing foreseen challenges such as:
What does a discrete path and roadmap to IoT ROI look like?
What KPIs must be continuously monitored to safeguard assets against unplanned downtime?
How to leverage sensors to turn machine data analytics into insights?
What due diligence is required to embark on a discrete IoT journey?
How to collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders for deployment?
Download our eBook, Voice of the Machine: Manufacturing's Digital Transformation to learn how a discrete approach to the IoT can lay the foundation for your company’s growth into Industry 4.0 manufacturing.
To fully define IoT customer value, we started with the near-term IoT objective for improving service to OEM customers–by providing better reliability and higher performance for the components and systems they source.
Today, our Voice of the Machine™ technology solution makes it possible to identify a serviceable event through precision measurement and threshold alerts, and the continued development of these technologies will make equipment issues easier than ever to address. We consider this our play in this stage of the evolution of the IoT revolution.
Engaging cross-functional expertise across our teams was a nuanced process of change management. While the focus in IoT may initially emphasize the “build” part of a new solution, the “operate,” “sell” and “service” elements of the solution we consider just as critical. That meant engaging plant operators, planners, and maintenance team members to provide the support needed to achieve alignment. Yet providing the support, to achieve alignment means something different to each of these functions.
What’s important to know at the outset is a very common hurdle stems from the IT part of digital transformation, a process that sometimes requires ingenuity and persistence to put in motion. Establishing that secure gateway to the internet calls for cooperation among many parties and might even require temporary workarounds such as cellular communication into a piece of equipment until the top-down solution is available internally.
To deliver on the promise of true collaboration required close working relationships and a high degree of transparency. Adhering to these tenets enabled our company to arrive at what our smart product offering would ultimately look like. One that delivers IoT empowered value to customers.
Download our eBook, Voice of the Machine: Manufacturing's Digital Transformation for a roadmap to achieving the Internet of Things ROI, and a foundation for your company's growth into Industry 4.0 manufacturing.
After more than a century of experience serving our customers, Parker is often called to the table for the collaborations that help to solve the most complex engineering challenges. We help them bring their ideas to light. We are a trusted partner, working alongside our customers to enable technology breakthroughs that change the world for the better.
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