IoT in Engineering Services
Retrofit IoT solution is certainly transforming the world into a smarter place by unlocking the power of connected objects on legacy fequipment. The demand for IoT engineering services is increasing by the day and the market is expected to surpass billions globally within the next 5 years. Read about the benefits of industrial monitoring
IoT is findings its application in industries such as manufacturing, energy, healthcare, supply chain etc. and is oriented mainly for increasing operational efficiency and mitigating across critical sectors in these industries.
Ripples has been providing retrofit IOT solution, been in operational for close to couple of years in global markets now with its head office at Singapore. Quite a few manufacturing and engineering services companies in Asia Pacific region have been approaching us to build proof of concept. Looking for solutions that could reduce manual intervention and increase the productivity at the same time.
One such use case we would like to discuss today is of a PCBA and engineering services company who approached us for a monitoring solution for their testing unit.
Retrofit IOT solution in engineering services
The client usually does the testing of industrial chips for quality purposes. They have few ovens that test for durability and fragility in the manufactured industrial chips. Presently their engineers have to go to each and every oven to capture the data and record it physically in a sheet of paper. The client wanted to monitor few critical parameters related to the oven and the robotic arm that places the oven trays.
We proposed a retrofit IoT solution that enabled the transmission of parameters such as oven temperature, vibration, sound, power consumption and the operational status to a gateway controller and from there to a centralized dashboard. The data obtained can be used for data analysis enabling the management to optimize the whole testing process.
One of the main challenges we encountered was all the ovens were close to 30 years old, that meant there was no network interface and the ovens were running on a legacy operation system. Their in-house engineers had to capture data visually and write it in a sheet of paper. Often few maintenance issues would creep up leading to a downtime. Another issue there were encountering was some ovens were consuming more power in operation.
We proposed a wireless monitoring solution that would record the oven temperature. Also track the energy consumption, and monitor the excess vibration and sound coming from the ovens and robotic arms associated with it. All the data would be pushed to a centralized dashboard. Custom reports and other analytical tools were developed for detailed scrutiny of the incoming data.
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