Remote monitoring can open up new vistas in maintenance

Sept. 1, 2022
Learn how to enhance machine maintenance and troubleshooting without compromising security.

When something goes wrong with equipment, it always helps to call an expert. Now the experts can call the equipment.

Remote monitoring and control is increasingly an option for all types of equipment. With the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), data can flow on a nearly continuous basis from a plant to any location. Experts, from a machine’s original manufacturer or elsewhere, can tap into its output and readings to determine possible sources of problems and suggest solutions. It can significantly advance the speed and timeliness of maintenance.

“We have become a 24-hour society where companies, especially those in food & beverage, are striving to avoid downtime of machines because it directly affects the bottom line,” says Maggie Slowik, global industry director of manufacturing for industrial software supplier IFS. “Linked to this, production managers as well as CEOs want to be able to monitor to their plants around the world.”

To learn more, read "Remote Monitoring Has Experts Always on Call" from Food Processing.

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