Industry 4.0

Asset Performance Management

Healthy assets are the foundation of a healthy business. Get the most out of your industrial machinery with the Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Big Data and predictive analytics.

No industrial enterprise can expect to succeed unless the physical assets like machinery, robotics and equipment used to produce the goods and services are operating reliably and performing optimally. In management philosophies based on Operational Excellence, industrial companies don’t just fix things as they break, but take the actions necessary to prevent them from failing in the first place.

The industrial sector has seen the emergence of Industrial IoT, Big Data and the associated predictive analytics. This has driven the need for – and use of – Asset Performance Management or APM. It allows organizations to leverage technologies to ensure that Operational Excellence is not road-blocked by assets that perform below their level of capability. Managers can see how the fleet of assets is performing and profiting the company. With more accurate data, they can develop a better vision of how to allocate resources to assets in the future.

 

How can Nortal help with Asset Performance Management?

Implementing APM strategy is a three-step process. First, get connected to understand how your machines are currently performing. Then gain insights of your operations and move to improving your performance. At the same time, reducing costs and minimizing risks to your people and the environment. Finally, optimize your performance by making step-change improvements in your maintenance efficiency and effectiveness. Nortal can help you no matter where you are along the journey.

Software Suite of Asset Performance Management

Nortal’s offering for Asset Performance Management (APM) is a suite of software and service solutions that works across all equipment, all OEMs, and all industries—across the plant and across the fleet. The solutions cover the full range of APM needs, from real-time automated data collection, KPI monitoring and reporting to full-scale analytics and optimization. Our solutions help asset-centric industrial companies increase uptime, decrease costs, and reduce operational risks. Solutions are hosted securely on an industry-grade cloud or they can alternatively be deployed on premises at your site.

We help our customers evaluate and choose the best overall solution to fit current state and future strategy for digitalization and IoT. We combine strong business and technological competency to guide you through the whole journey.

IBM Bluemix

IBM Bluemix powered by Watson IoT is a next generation, cloud-based innovation platform for building, running, and managing IoT and analytics applications.

Bluemix is a platform built to help companies drive pervasive transformation and to bring the power of cognitive computing to IoT, Big Data and Analytics apps. The platform provides a foundation for creation of innovative, secure end-to-end systems that intuitively respond to behavior and the world around them.

Bluemix provides a rich set of services to easily and quickly deliver applications and it is trusted by many world-leading companies and public entities. It has all the services needed for innovative IoT projects, mobile and web application development, data management, predictive analytics and integration requirements. It includes a catalog of powerful IBM, third party, and open source services to allow the designer and developers to co-innovate, design and develop applications together quickly.

Nortal is an official IBM Bluemix IoT Partner. Our experts bring together a unique blend of design thinking, lean and DevOps methodology to help you create exciting new ways to engage your business and customers.

Read more: http://www.bluemix.com

Kepware

Kepware connects Operations Technology (OT) with Information Technology (IT), enabling connectivity across the enterprise.

Heterogeneous industrial connectivity is one of the big challenges for creating a truly connected and digital industry. By enabling customers to combine and leverage real-time industrial machine data with any business and analytics data is a cornerstone of any IoT, Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0 solution. The Kepware flagship product, KEPServerEX is the industry’s leading communications platform.

KEPServerEX communicates with industrial devices and applications using a library of more than 150 protocols, and provides enterprise applications with reliable real-time and historical data through a single communications platform. The platform design allows users to connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications. Nortal is a certified System Integrator partner to Kepware Technologies, with extensive history and competence for connecting various automation level systems, such as PLCs, DCSs, robots, sensors and other OT interfaces.

GE Predix

Combining decades of industrial information and operations technology expertise with world-class software, data management, and advanced analytics to optimize assets and operations – across all industrial verticals.

GE is one of the forerunners and inventors of the term Industrial Internet. Decades of experience in industries from power generation to manufacturing to healthcare have enabled GE to create Predix, an industry grade cloud platform that meets the unique needs of industry. Now the platform is also available to use in your business.

Predix connects to and gathers insights from GE and Non-GE machine data in real time. It uses a scalable and secure cloud platform to support the variety, velocity and volume of industrial data. The APM software suite powered by Predix, collects your industrial time series data needed to analyze asset performance so you can drive greater business value. It includes tools for time-series data collection and analysis (Historian), providing a unified overview of operations (Machine and Equipment Health), understanding your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (Efficiency Analyzer) and detecting equipment problems before they happen thereby reducing unplanned downtime and maintenance costs (Reliability Management).

Splunk

Splunk Enterprise makes it simple to collect, analyze and act upon the untapped value of the big data generated by your machines.

Splunk helps you gain valuable operational intelligence from the data provided by your technology infrastructure, security system, business applications and industrial assets. Use Splunk to collect, index and harness the power of the machine data generated by connected devices and machines deployed on your local network or around the world.

Monitor, measure, and improve your manufacturing performance by transforming real-time machine data into actionable metrics. With a full range of powerful search, visualization and pre-packaged content for use cases, any user can quickly discover and share additional insights. Splunk supports collection of industrial data from Kepware KEPServerEX communication platform, which opens up hundreds of industry standard protocols to be collected. Splunk can be installed either on-premises, hosted on customers’ own cloud environments or used on subscription.

Azure IoT

Capture and analyze your raw data to improve business results with Microsoft’s cloud platform.

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services – analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web – for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. The Azure IoT services offer a broad range of capabilities to collect data from devices, analyze data streams in-motion, store and query large data sets, visualize both real-time and historical data and integrate with back-office systems.

Azure IoT Suite packages together multiple Azure services with custom extensions as preconfigured solutions for Remote Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance. Preconfigured solutions provide base implementations of common IoT solution patterns that help to reduce the time required to deliver your IoT solutions that can be customized and extended to meet your own requirements.

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