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Solid Enterprise Planning, Scheduling, and Compliance Management

Solid Enterprise Planning, Scheduling, and Compliance Management
Solid Enterprise Planning, Scheduling, and Compliance Management
Solid Enterprise Planning, Scheduling, and Compliance Management
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ImageSolid Enterprise Planning, Scheduling, and Compliance ManagementHaemoCloud Global Blood Management SystemSmart Water Filtration SystemsIIC - Factory Automation Platform as a Service (FA-PAAS) TestbedFilament | Woking Toward Industrial BlockchainVacuum Pump Solution Avoids Unplanned Downtime and Scrap EventsIoT enabled Fleet Management with MindSphereBest Buy Slashes App Development Time And Resources With Xively (GCP App)Centrica Connected Homes
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SnapshotSolid Enterprise Planning, Scheduling, and Compliance ManagementHaemoCloud Global Blood Management SystemSmart Water Filtration SystemsIIC - Factory Automation Platform as a Service (FA-PAAS) TestbedFilament | Woking Toward Industrial BlockchainVacuum Pump Solution Avoids Unplanned Downtime and Scrap EventsIoT enabled Fleet Management with MindSphereBest Buy Slashes App Development Time And Resources With Xively (GCP App)Centrica Connected Homes
Challenge

Ash Grove Cement would like to find a solution in automate maintenance data collection at each facility for a well-defined enterprise asset management process to support equipment performance reliability.

1) Deliver a connected digital product system to protect and increase the differentiated value of Haemonetics blood and plasma solutions. 2) Improve patient outcomes by increasing the efficiency of blood supply flows. 3) Navigate and satisfy a complex web of global regulatory compliance requirements. 4) Reduce costly and labor-intensive maintenance procedures.

Before working with Ayla Networks, Ozner was already using cloud connectivity to identify and solve water-filtration system malfunctions as well as to monitor filter cartridges for replacements.

But, in June 2015, Ozner executives talked with Ayla about how the company might further improve its water systems with IoT technology. They liked what they heard from Ayla, but the executives needed to be sure that Ayla’s Agile IoT Platform provided the security and reliability Ozner required.

In recent years, amid increasingly intense global competition in the manufacturing industry, there has been a growing demand for more rapid product development and market introduction, quality improvements and shorter lead times in order to quickly respond to the rapidly changing market environments and management environments through the introduction of new technologies and collaborations between companies. In this backdrop, there has been a growing expectation for overall optimization that uses data related to manufacturing in the increasingly global supply chain to connect the front lines of manufacturing with management, suppliers, and customers. This in turn has given rise to a need for secure connections between a variety of devices in FA environment and cutting-edge IT services (e.g., Big Data and the cloud) and for the accelerated development of applications in the field of next-generation factories connecting business-to-business (B2B) applications unleashing real economic value to effectively compete in the global marketplace.

These are serious concerns, especially if blockchains are to usher in the kind of post-industrial revolution that its advocates are predicting. Most of us can’t even protect our passwords, much less our private keys; the idea of integrating a corporation with thousands of employees with a high-tech blockchain seems about as realistic as training a cow to trade derivatives.

In order to scale up operations, loT Systems’ client needed a system to monitor vacuum pumps and provide managers with actionable data at near real-time speeds from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. The vacuum pumps are part of vertical furnaces that prepare semiconductor wafers at precise temperatures and pressures according to their clients’ exact specifications. If a pump was about to fail and a manager did not see the alarm, it could lead to a scrap event, costing the client revenue, delaying production with unplanned downtime, and increasing overall manufacturing costs. Managers could not see alarms in real time unless they physically walked around the floor, making predictive maintenance and preventing scrap events harder as the client scaled upwards.

In view of growing competition, Gämmerler had a strong need to remain competitive via process optimization, reliability and gentle handling of printed products, even at highest press speeds. In addition, a digitalization initiative also included developing a key differentiation via data-driven services offers.

Best Buy wanted to quickly develop and deploy apps to achieve business goals. Also, create apps that are scalable and low-maintenance.

With the acquisition of hardware and platform partner, AlertMe, in 2015, Centrica Connected Home was faced with the prospect of a significant shift in focus. Previously the relationship had been one of vendor-customer with AlertMe also pursuing it's own goals for expansion and licensing of its software. After the acquisition, Centrica Connected Home moved to quickly integrate the technical talent from the two companies and then to realign the development efforts of the teams.

The new common goals of product evolution, feature enhancement and international launch, presented a number of challenges in the form of a rapid scaling requirement for their live platform, whilst maintaining stability and availability. Added to these demands on the company were an expansion into new markets, and brand new product launches, including smart boiler service and a growing ecosystem of new Hive smart home devices. They even found the time to develop deeply functional Alexa skills for their products and hence be a Smart Home Launch Partner for the Amazon Echo in the UK in 2016.

Solution

Avantis provides the solution which improves the availability and utilization balance of production assets and develops a standardized solution for each of its nine separate production facilities,while maintaining production.

Built on Bright Wolf’s Strandz platform and leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage, Haemonetics won IoT Evolution App of the Year in 2015. Through their partnership with Bright Wolf, Haemonetics released HaemoCloud, connecting the blood supply chain from donation to transfusion. The new system works directly with their existing HaemoCommunicator suite – connecting all Haemonetics sensors and devices in order to format and transfer device information, as well as collect and manage operational data, and send it to the AWS cloud. HaemoCloud also integrates with hospital and other institutional information systems to store and share information with relevant hospital and IT staff, creating a seamless data experience for customers. Data collected in HaemoCloud will allow Haemonetics to build preventative maintenance algorithms and provide customers industry-leading device performance. The system’s flexible architecture also enables Haemonetics to take advantage of new market opportunities and grow with new offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the future.

Ozner is leveraging Ayla’s IoT cloud platform to better manage and maintain its connected filtration systems and to help expand its sales into international markets.

The Ayla Insights business intelligence and analytics tool was employed to obtain real-world customer data from the Ozner Water connected smart-filtration systems in use. The customer data collected through Ayla insights included additional maintenance and service checkpoints from the deployed systems.

Meanwhile, Ayla engineers built Ozner a mobile app that lets Chinese customers remotely control their own filtration systems using popular social networks, such as Weixin (aka WeChat).

*This is an IIC testbed currently in progress.* LEAD MEMBERS Hitachi Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Intel Japan MARKET SEGMENT Manufacturing: Industrial Automation for Discrete Manufacturing SOLUTION As solution for these challenges, this Testbed provides connectivity between Factory and Cloud, data analytics platform, and security resources, in order to provide facilitation of FA application development for Application Providers and FA Equipment Vendors. With this result, Application Providers and FA Equipment Vendors will be able to provide solution and services to Factory Owners and Factory Operators by just developing core logic of each application. HOW IT WORKS This Testbed provides following features to reduce application development process: • Connectivity between Factory and Cloud where architectures differ • API specialized in FA, which are re-usable for FA applications: Edge Applications, Cloud Applications, and Domain Applications • Security to protect the Factory brown field from the outside network • Integrate data from Business Systems TESTBED INTRODUCTION This testbed facilitates development of FA applications by providing a service-based platform with pre-integrated environment across factory automation (OT) and IT platform (IT). It includes IoT data processing platform that processes Big Data, IoT head end system, and IoT gateway that securely connects the service platform layer with FA environment, and FA edge device that provides functions unique to FA applications, and which also enable communications with FA devices in the field of factories. In addition, the advantage of IoT platform tested in this testbed is interoperability between FA environment, IoT gateways and IoT data processing platform and accelerates application development for next-generation factory by making available of integrated environment between FA environment and service platform layer. Tests of secure connections will be completed between FA environment and service platform layer, as well as tests of the effectiveness of testbed functions and the flow of operational data from the perspective of the front lines of manufacturing, by June 2017. After that, it will conduct “use case” tests with IIC member companies and customers.

One new device may bring companies a half-step closer to a blockchain for industrial use. Filament has introduced the Blocklet, a penny-sized hardware dongle that will allow businesses to interface their equipment with blockchains. According to a statement from the company, the device “is designed to interact with multiple blockchains natively, giving businesses a way to attach secure hardware to their existing IoT machines allowing them to transact with each other directly.”

IoT Systems installed the SenseQ edge computing solution. SenseQ monitors the data coming from the sensors on the pump and sends alarms to managers via email or SMS when the data indicates that the pump is about to fail. SenseQ’s dashboard, which works on the equipment owner’s smartphone or tablets, also allows managers to visualize data from multiple pumps over longer periods of time without physical inspections or manual data entries. This makes it possible to set benchmarks and evaluate performance over time to make previously invisible information visible.

This project includes 3 key solutions:

• Connection of machines via S7 to MindSphere

• Visualization of data in the Visual Analyzer of MindSphere

• Creation of rules for failure alarming at Fleet Manager of MindSphere

Best Buy used Google App Engine as their development platform, which allowed them to relaunch their original application in only 11 weeks with roughly half the original development resources.

Working with the AWS IoT Service Team under the EMEA IOT Lead for Amazon Web Services, Claudiu Pasa, they began a proof of concept project for migration from their existing device management platform to a specialised AWS IoT based service for new and existing devices. This deeper AWS integration enabled the replacement of other platform components with a leaner, faster Lambda based microservices infrastructure, with Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS still playing a large part in their infrastructure for longer lived components such as data stores and platform UIs.

Additional use of integrated AWS services such as Amazon S3 data storage and web hosting, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Cognitoand Amazon Cloudfront offer attractive benefits, when used in concert with more traditional infrastructure, such as lower latency to the customer, less scalability limitations and more resilience, allowing their engineering team to focus on systems that add value to the business such as advanced monitoring using AWS partner Wavefront, aggregated logging and application analysis using Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and cost analysis and attribution using resource tags and consolidated billing in Amazon Organisations.

Customer

Ash Grove Cement Company is a cement manufacturer based in Overland Park, Kansas, United States. It is the sixth largest cement manufacturer in North America, and the largest US-owned cement company.

Haemonetics Corporation is the leading global provider of blood and plasma supplies and services. Our comprehensive portfolio of devices, information management, and consulting services offers blood management solutions for each facet of the blood supply chain — from plasma and blood collectors to hospitals.

Ozner Water International Holding is part of a large Chinese company that develops, manufactures and sells water-purification systems.

Blockchain based users of Blocklet

Semiconductor firm that produces semiconductor wafers.

Gämmerler GmbH manufactures and distributes postpress equipment in over 30 countries worldwide. It markets machines and technical solutions adapted to its customers' individual needs.

Best Buy, a multinational retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services.

Centrica is an international energy and services company. Centrica supplies energy and energy-related services to around 28 million customer accounts mainly in the UK, Ireland and North America, through brands such as British Gas, Direct Energy and Bord Gáis Energy supported by around 12,000 engineers and technicians.

Solution TypeIOTIOTIOTIOTITIOTIOTITIOT
Solution MaturityMature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
Data Collected
Klin-related maintenance activity data
Machine maintenance data, anonymized procedure data, detailed maintenance logs.
Vacuum pump: vibration, pressure, and temperature data
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Use Cases
Use CasesAsset Health Management (AHM)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Predictive MaintenanceFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM)Predictive MaintenanceFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Asset Health Management (AHM)Machine Condition MonitoringProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)

Operational Impact
Impact #1
Compliance with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation called the Portland Cement Maximum Achievable Control Technology.
Integrated across multiple information systems to share information with hospital and IT staff.
Expand its knowledge of customer requirements and use the information for future product improvements. Anticipate many more of its customers’ needs before they became service problems or system malfunctions
Facilitate development of high value-added applications for manufacturing industry

The Blocklet is a bit like a hardware wallet, targeted and marketed for Industrial IoT use. In short, the Blocklet attempts to do for industrial blockchains what the Ledger and Trezor do for ‘consumer’ applications such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

More efficiently predict the capabilities and limitations of their vacuum pumps by evaluating performance over elapsed time.
Visualization of data
Since Best Buy discovered that it can launch new apps in a matter of weeks with only one or two developers, the development team has launched more than ten other web applications on Google App Engine, including:BBY Scan: A QR-code generator that allows users to manage QR codes through various URLs, and routes the requests accordingly.BBY Offer: A real-time app that captures offer data from other systems and manages and uploads offers. It works with various web and mobile apps.Universal View: An app that recognizes the site visitor’s device format (mobile, laptop, tablet, etc.) and adjusts the site view accordingly, with no lag time.
AWS service helps them save cost
Impact #2
A smart system of devices providing critical operational data for service and support.
Allow customers to control and monitor their filtration systems anytime, anywhere—and communicate with Ozner customer service—via smartphone and their favorite social network.
For FA equipment vendors: Facilitate integration of value-added applications, such as remote operations and predictive maintenance

Instead of having to navigate the maze of block explorers and private keys, the tiny device can be simply plugged into a computer’s USB ports to interact with data on multiple blockchains.

Better positioned to meet operational demands and yield targets as well as scale more efficiently
Prediction of failures and avoidance of unplanned downtime. Increased machine uptime.
It gives Best Buy flexibility of views without creating separate sites.
The ease of deploying resources in multiple physical AWS locations gives them confidence in the reliability of our environment.
Impact #3
Delivers an improved level of care, reduced costs, and traceability across the entire blood value chain.
Conquer long-distance maintenance and service concerns as the company expands beyond China into international markets
For Factory owners and operators: • Facilitate deployment of applications as to improve productivity, quality, and factory-operation uptime; and reduce lead time of production. • Facilitate deployment of applications as to optimize value chain and supply chain by coordinating between manufacturing and other departments such as procurement, distribution, and sales.

Filament believes that devices like the Blocklet will play a key role in the “Industrial Internet of Things,” a growing ecosystem of smart, internet-enabled manufacturing technologies, whose economic influence is expected to exceed $12 trillion by 2030. 

Conduct predictive maintenance with quicker response times, and consequently lower risks of scrap events

Quantitative Benefit
Benefit #1

Inventory reduced $2 million in the first year.

Enable increased number of procedures per facility per day.

Benefit #2

Improved ability to manage invntory, as many as 8,000 items at each plant, maintaining between $2 million to $12 million in inventory.

Reduced downtime and unexpected maintenance calls.

Benefit #3

Minimizes the potential loss of $3,000 per hour for every hour the klin is offline.

Increased customer satisfaction.


Technology
HardwareSIMATIC S7-1200
SoftwareAmazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)Amazon Route 53Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)Bright Wolf Strandz Enterprise IoT Application PlatformAWS CloudAyla Networks IoT PlatformAmazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)Amazon Route 53Amazon CloudFrontAmazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)Amazon CloudWatchMindSphere - Siemens Cloud for IndustryMindApp - Fleet Manager for Machine ToolsGoogle Cloud IoT Core Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Tech PartnersAmazon Web ServicesIndustrial Internet Consortium (IIC)IntelMitsubishi Electric AutomationFilamentAmazon Web Services

IoT Snapshot: Hardware
Processors & Boards
Transceivers
Sensors & Actuators
Network Equipment
Devices
Wearables

IoT Snapshot: Software
Software as a Service
Artificial Intelligence
Platform as a Service
Cybersecurity
Infrastructure as a Service

IoT Snapshot: Service
System Integration
Hardware Development
Software Development
Network Connectivity

Industries
Heavy Vehicle
Automotive
Transportation
Energy
Construction & Buildings
Equipment & Machinery
Mining
Chemicals
Other

Functions
Discrete Manufacturing
Process Manufacturing
Maintenance
Logistics & Warehousing
Product Development
Quality Assurance
Other

Connectivity Protocols
6LoWPAN
AMQP
ANT
Alljoyn
BACnet
Bluetooth
Brillo
Cellular
CoAP
DDS
DNS-SD
DigiMesh
EnOcean
Ethernet
FirstNet
Hypercat
IO-Link
IPSO
IPv6
IoTivity
KNX
LPWAN
LWM2M
LoRaWAN
LonWorks
M-Bus
MQTT
Modbus
NFC
Neul
oneM2M
PROFIBUS
RFID
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Satellite
Sigfox
Thread
UDP
UPnP
Weave
WebSocket
Wi SUN
Wi-Fi
WirelessHart
XMPP
Z-Wave
ZigBee
Other frequency

Overview
ImageSolid Enterprise Planning, Scheduling, and Compliance ManagementHaemoCloud Global Blood Management SystemSmart Water Filtration SystemsIIC - Factory Automation Platform as a Service (FA-PAAS) TestbedFilament | Woking Toward Industrial BlockchainVacuum Pump Solution Avoids Unplanned Downtime and Scrap EventsIoT enabled Fleet Management with MindSphereBest Buy Slashes App Development Time And Resources With Xively (GCP App)Centrica Connected Homes
Verified Vendor
SnapshotSolid Enterprise Planning, Scheduling, and Compliance ManagementHaemoCloud Global Blood Management SystemSmart Water Filtration SystemsIIC - Factory Automation Platform as a Service (FA-PAAS) TestbedFilament | Woking Toward Industrial BlockchainVacuum Pump Solution Avoids Unplanned Downtime and Scrap EventsIoT enabled Fleet Management with MindSphereBest Buy Slashes App Development Time And Resources With Xively (GCP App)Centrica Connected Homes
Challenge

Ash Grove Cement would like to find a solution in automate maintenance data collection at each facility for a well-defined enterprise asset management process to support equipment performance reliability.

1) Deliver a connected digital product system to protect and increase the differentiated value of Haemonetics blood and plasma solutions. 2) Improve patient outcomes by increasing the efficiency of blood supply flows. 3) Navigate and satisfy a complex web of global regulatory compliance requirements. 4) Reduce costly and labor-intensive maintenance procedures.

Before working with Ayla Networks, Ozner was already using cloud connectivity to identify and solve water-filtration system malfunctions as well as to monitor filter cartridges for replacements.

But, in June 2015, Ozner executives talked with Ayla about how the company might further improve its water systems with IoT technology. They liked what they heard from Ayla, but the executives needed to be sure that Ayla’s Agile IoT Platform provided the security and reliability Ozner required.

In recent years, amid increasingly intense global competition in the manufacturing industry, there has been a growing demand for more rapid product development and market introduction, quality improvements and shorter lead times in order to quickly respond to the rapidly changing market environments and management environments through the introduction of new technologies and collaborations between companies. In this backdrop, there has been a growing expectation for overall optimization that uses data related to manufacturing in the increasingly global supply chain to connect the front lines of manufacturing with management, suppliers, and customers. This in turn has given rise to a need for secure connections between a variety of devices in FA environment and cutting-edge IT services (e.g., Big Data and the cloud) and for the accelerated development of applications in the field of next-generation factories connecting business-to-business (B2B) applications unleashing real economic value to effectively compete in the global marketplace.

These are serious concerns, especially if blockchains are to usher in the kind of post-industrial revolution that its advocates are predicting. Most of us can’t even protect our passwords, much less our private keys; the idea of integrating a corporation with thousands of employees with a high-tech blockchain seems about as realistic as training a cow to trade derivatives.

In order to scale up operations, loT Systems’ client needed a system to monitor vacuum pumps and provide managers with actionable data at near real-time speeds from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. The vacuum pumps are part of vertical furnaces that prepare semiconductor wafers at precise temperatures and pressures according to their clients’ exact specifications. If a pump was about to fail and a manager did not see the alarm, it could lead to a scrap event, costing the client revenue, delaying production with unplanned downtime, and increasing overall manufacturing costs. Managers could not see alarms in real time unless they physically walked around the floor, making predictive maintenance and preventing scrap events harder as the client scaled upwards.

In view of growing competition, Gämmerler had a strong need to remain competitive via process optimization, reliability and gentle handling of printed products, even at highest press speeds. In addition, a digitalization initiative also included developing a key differentiation via data-driven services offers.

Best Buy wanted to quickly develop and deploy apps to achieve business goals. Also, create apps that are scalable and low-maintenance.

With the acquisition of hardware and platform partner, AlertMe, in 2015, Centrica Connected Home was faced with the prospect of a significant shift in focus. Previously the relationship had been one of vendor-customer with AlertMe also pursuing it's own goals for expansion and licensing of its software. After the acquisition, Centrica Connected Home moved to quickly integrate the technical talent from the two companies and then to realign the development efforts of the teams.

The new common goals of product evolution, feature enhancement and international launch, presented a number of challenges in the form of a rapid scaling requirement for their live platform, whilst maintaining stability and availability. Added to these demands on the company were an expansion into new markets, and brand new product launches, including smart boiler service and a growing ecosystem of new Hive smart home devices. They even found the time to develop deeply functional Alexa skills for their products and hence be a Smart Home Launch Partner for the Amazon Echo in the UK in 2016.

Solution

Avantis provides the solution which improves the availability and utilization balance of production assets and develops a standardized solution for each of its nine separate production facilities,while maintaining production.

Built on Bright Wolf’s Strandz platform and leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage, Haemonetics won IoT Evolution App of the Year in 2015. Through their partnership with Bright Wolf, Haemonetics released HaemoCloud, connecting the blood supply chain from donation to transfusion. The new system works directly with their existing HaemoCommunicator suite – connecting all Haemonetics sensors and devices in order to format and transfer device information, as well as collect and manage operational data, and send it to the AWS cloud. HaemoCloud also integrates with hospital and other institutional information systems to store and share information with relevant hospital and IT staff, creating a seamless data experience for customers. Data collected in HaemoCloud will allow Haemonetics to build preventative maintenance algorithms and provide customers industry-leading device performance. The system’s flexible architecture also enables Haemonetics to take advantage of new market opportunities and grow with new offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the future.

Ozner is leveraging Ayla’s IoT cloud platform to better manage and maintain its connected filtration systems and to help expand its sales into international markets.

The Ayla Insights business intelligence and analytics tool was employed to obtain real-world customer data from the Ozner Water connected smart-filtration systems in use. The customer data collected through Ayla insights included additional maintenance and service checkpoints from the deployed systems.

Meanwhile, Ayla engineers built Ozner a mobile app that lets Chinese customers remotely control their own filtration systems using popular social networks, such as Weixin (aka WeChat).

*This is an IIC testbed currently in progress.* LEAD MEMBERS Hitachi Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Intel Japan MARKET SEGMENT Manufacturing: Industrial Automation for Discrete Manufacturing SOLUTION As solution for these challenges, this Testbed provides connectivity between Factory and Cloud, data analytics platform, and security resources, in order to provide facilitation of FA application development for Application Providers and FA Equipment Vendors. With this result, Application Providers and FA Equipment Vendors will be able to provide solution and services to Factory Owners and Factory Operators by just developing core logic of each application. HOW IT WORKS This Testbed provides following features to reduce application development process: • Connectivity between Factory and Cloud where architectures differ • API specialized in FA, which are re-usable for FA applications: Edge Applications, Cloud Applications, and Domain Applications • Security to protect the Factory brown field from the outside network • Integrate data from Business Systems TESTBED INTRODUCTION This testbed facilitates development of FA applications by providing a service-based platform with pre-integrated environment across factory automation (OT) and IT platform (IT). It includes IoT data processing platform that processes Big Data, IoT head end system, and IoT gateway that securely connects the service platform layer with FA environment, and FA edge device that provides functions unique to FA applications, and which also enable communications with FA devices in the field of factories. In addition, the advantage of IoT platform tested in this testbed is interoperability between FA environment, IoT gateways and IoT data processing platform and accelerates application development for next-generation factory by making available of integrated environment between FA environment and service platform layer. Tests of secure connections will be completed between FA environment and service platform layer, as well as tests of the effectiveness of testbed functions and the flow of operational data from the perspective of the front lines of manufacturing, by June 2017. After that, it will conduct “use case” tests with IIC member companies and customers.

One new device may bring companies a half-step closer to a blockchain for industrial use. Filament has introduced the Blocklet, a penny-sized hardware dongle that will allow businesses to interface their equipment with blockchains. According to a statement from the company, the device “is designed to interact with multiple blockchains natively, giving businesses a way to attach secure hardware to their existing IoT machines allowing them to transact with each other directly.”

IoT Systems installed the SenseQ edge computing solution. SenseQ monitors the data coming from the sensors on the pump and sends alarms to managers via email or SMS when the data indicates that the pump is about to fail. SenseQ’s dashboard, which works on the equipment owner’s smartphone or tablets, also allows managers to visualize data from multiple pumps over longer periods of time without physical inspections or manual data entries. This makes it possible to set benchmarks and evaluate performance over time to make previously invisible information visible.

This project includes 3 key solutions:

• Connection of machines via S7 to MindSphere

• Visualization of data in the Visual Analyzer of MindSphere

• Creation of rules for failure alarming at Fleet Manager of MindSphere

Best Buy used Google App Engine as their development platform, which allowed them to relaunch their original application in only 11 weeks with roughly half the original development resources.

Working with the AWS IoT Service Team under the EMEA IOT Lead for Amazon Web Services, Claudiu Pasa, they began a proof of concept project for migration from their existing device management platform to a specialised AWS IoT based service for new and existing devices. This deeper AWS integration enabled the replacement of other platform components with a leaner, faster Lambda based microservices infrastructure, with Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS still playing a large part in their infrastructure for longer lived components such as data stores and platform UIs.

Additional use of integrated AWS services such as Amazon S3 data storage and web hosting, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Cognitoand Amazon Cloudfront offer attractive benefits, when used in concert with more traditional infrastructure, such as lower latency to the customer, less scalability limitations and more resilience, allowing their engineering team to focus on systems that add value to the business such as advanced monitoring using AWS partner Wavefront, aggregated logging and application analysis using Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and cost analysis and attribution using resource tags and consolidated billing in Amazon Organisations.

Customer

Ash Grove Cement Company is a cement manufacturer based in Overland Park, Kansas, United States. It is the sixth largest cement manufacturer in North America, and the largest US-owned cement company.

Haemonetics Corporation is the leading global provider of blood and plasma supplies and services. Our comprehensive portfolio of devices, information management, and consulting services offers blood management solutions for each facet of the blood supply chain — from plasma and blood collectors to hospitals.

Ozner Water International Holding is part of a large Chinese company that develops, manufactures and sells water-purification systems.

Blockchain based users of Blocklet

Semiconductor firm that produces semiconductor wafers.

Gämmerler GmbH manufactures and distributes postpress equipment in over 30 countries worldwide. It markets machines and technical solutions adapted to its customers' individual needs.

Best Buy, a multinational retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services.

Centrica is an international energy and services company. Centrica supplies energy and energy-related services to around 28 million customer accounts mainly in the UK, Ireland and North America, through brands such as British Gas, Direct Energy and Bord Gáis Energy supported by around 12,000 engineers and technicians.

Solution TypeIOTIOTIOTIOTITIOTIOTITIOT
Solution MaturityMature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)Emerging (technology has been on the market for > 2 years)
Data Collected
Klin-related maintenance activity data
Machine maintenance data, anonymized procedure data, detailed maintenance logs.
Vacuum pump: vibration, pressure, and temperature data
Supporting Files
Original Full Case Study Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab Open in new tab
Youtube Video IDmH5W_D0wTGMmH5W_D0wTGMmH5W_D0wTGM

Use Cases
Use CasesAsset Health Management (AHM)Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Predictive MaintenanceFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM)Predictive MaintenanceFactory Operations Visibility & Intelligence Process Control & Optimization (PCO)Asset Health Management (AHM)Machine Condition MonitoringProcess Control & Optimization (PCO)

Operational Impact
Impact #1
Compliance with the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation called the Portland Cement Maximum Achievable Control Technology.
Integrated across multiple information systems to share information with hospital and IT staff.
Expand its knowledge of customer requirements and use the information for future product improvements. Anticipate many more of its customers’ needs before they became service problems or system malfunctions
Facilitate development of high value-added applications for manufacturing industry

The Blocklet is a bit like a hardware wallet, targeted and marketed for Industrial IoT use. In short, the Blocklet attempts to do for industrial blockchains what the Ledger and Trezor do for ‘consumer’ applications such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

More efficiently predict the capabilities and limitations of their vacuum pumps by evaluating performance over elapsed time.
Visualization of data
Since Best Buy discovered that it can launch new apps in a matter of weeks with only one or two developers, the development team has launched more than ten other web applications on Google App Engine, including:BBY Scan: A QR-code generator that allows users to manage QR codes through various URLs, and routes the requests accordingly.BBY Offer: A real-time app that captures offer data from other systems and manages and uploads offers. It works with various web and mobile apps.Universal View: An app that recognizes the site visitor’s device format (mobile, laptop, tablet, etc.) and adjusts the site view accordingly, with no lag time.
AWS service helps them save cost
Impact #2
A smart system of devices providing critical operational data for service and support.
Allow customers to control and monitor their filtration systems anytime, anywhere—and communicate with Ozner customer service—via smartphone and their favorite social network.
For FA equipment vendors: Facilitate integration of value-added applications, such as remote operations and predictive maintenance

Instead of having to navigate the maze of block explorers and private keys, the tiny device can be simply plugged into a computer’s USB ports to interact with data on multiple blockchains.

Better positioned to meet operational demands and yield targets as well as scale more efficiently
Prediction of failures and avoidance of unplanned downtime. Increased machine uptime.
It gives Best Buy flexibility of views without creating separate sites.
The ease of deploying resources in multiple physical AWS locations gives them confidence in the reliability of our environment.
Impact #3
Delivers an improved level of care, reduced costs, and traceability across the entire blood value chain.
Conquer long-distance maintenance and service concerns as the company expands beyond China into international markets
For Factory owners and operators: • Facilitate deployment of applications as to improve productivity, quality, and factory-operation uptime; and reduce lead time of production. • Facilitate deployment of applications as to optimize value chain and supply chain by coordinating between manufacturing and other departments such as procurement, distribution, and sales.

Filament believes that devices like the Blocklet will play a key role in the “Industrial Internet of Things,” a growing ecosystem of smart, internet-enabled manufacturing technologies, whose economic influence is expected to exceed $12 trillion by 2030. 

Conduct predictive maintenance with quicker response times, and consequently lower risks of scrap events

Quantitative Benefit
Benefit #1

Inventory reduced $2 million in the first year.

Enable increased number of procedures per facility per day.

Benefit #2

Improved ability to manage invntory, as many as 8,000 items at each plant, maintaining between $2 million to $12 million in inventory.

Reduced downtime and unexpected maintenance calls.

Benefit #3

Minimizes the potential loss of $3,000 per hour for every hour the klin is offline.

Increased customer satisfaction.


Technology
HardwareSIMATIC S7-1200
SoftwareAmazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)Amazon Route 53Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)Bright Wolf Strandz Enterprise IoT Application PlatformAWS CloudAyla Networks IoT PlatformAmazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)Amazon Route 53Amazon CloudFrontAmazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)Amazon CloudWatchMindSphere - Siemens Cloud for IndustryMindApp - Fleet Manager for Machine ToolsGoogle Cloud IoT Core Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
Tech PartnersAmazon Web ServicesIndustrial Internet Consortium (IIC)IntelMitsubishi Electric AutomationFilamentAmazon Web Services

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