When the flow of information from machine to manufacturer stops after delivery, unresolved questions about the machine’s current status often arise. This can result in missing regular maintenance schedule or the latest software update. In such a condition, the machine is neither capable of optimal production nor can the manufacturer provide efficient support – which restricts performance. Consequently, this impedes both further development and quality improvements.
To meet these challenges, machine manufacturers require an intelligent, networked solution for management and analysis of their systems in the field and also for further product development.
The AXOOM IoT platform enables straightforward connection of machines, sensors and components as well as continuous data transfer between the systems and interfaces. Our technical infrastructure bears the qualification »Hosted in Germany,« which attests that all data flows are protected optimally at all times under Germany’s strict data protection laws. AXOOM is intuitive to operate, modular in construction and provides unique possibilities for analyzing and visualizing machine data.
AXOOM enables improved product management, optimized service and new innovative solutions.
The Connection Center serves as the central application in the IoT Management package. It provides a clear overview of all machines in the field as well as a detailed view of each, including the relevant machine information and specifications. Simple plug & play connectivity of machines makes it possible to understand them and detect their statuses. The Connection Center gives manufacturers a powerful tool for global machine management. The collected data lays the foundation for continuous further development of products and improvement of service – which naturally benefits customers as well.
Integrated and networked systems provide valuable insight into the live status of machines. This makes it possible to respond to machine errors directly, manually or automatically. AXOOM Condition Monitoring displays the current status and live data from the machines, as well as immediate error notifications. This complete transparency of machines enables prompt response to faulty machine behavior. As a result, customers can be offered optimal service. Machine downtime and failures can be reliably reduced and avoided, while production processes can be promptly adjusted.
Product improvement measures can be identified based on past performance. Although it is necessary to be able to view the progress of production and individual machines at any time, an easy-to-use instrument to collect and visualize machine data is lacking. The AXOOM Performance Dashboard displays performance parameters of machines, sensors and components across plants, while taking into account all environmental factors. The user friendly system collects information about the equipment over the entire operating period. Visualization of data enables machine manufacturers and their customers to understand production performance easily and quickly. This transparency regarding machine performance and utilization allows customers to improve production process planning over the long-term and increase on-site productivity.
Analysis, evaluation and interpretation of various data formats from different sources presents a considerable challenge for machine manufacturers. When data is unstructured, it is very difficult to derive valuable information at a glance making identification of relationships and dependencies virtually impossible. This is where the Express Analyzer from AXOOM can help. The Express Analyzer is a tool for intelligent and rapid analysis of all relevant Industry 4.0 data from a variety of data sources. Users can create individually tailored reports and analyses within customized dashboards. Information regarding machine utilization or error states can be quickly viewed as needed. With the Express Analyzer, manufacturers can easily master even large quantities of data, enabling them to optimize their products based on analysis results – which in turn benefits their customers.