Arrow Electronics has announced the availability of a complete, end-to-end cloud analytics system for industrial internet of things (IIoT) applications, covering everything from sensors and connectivity hardware to analysis and reporting software.
Arrow worked closely with Codestryke, Shiratech and Siemens to deliver an all-encompassing offering that enables companies implementing Industry 4.0 to access best-in-class hardware, tools and consultancy services that match their specific requirements.
The networking and monitoring of plants and facilities are some of the most important trends in industrial digitalization. Condition monitoring of machines and devices is essential for efficient predictive maintenance, having a significant impact on overall equipment effectiveness.
Together with collaborators, Arrow provides a complete system that gathers data from sensors and transmits it to the cloud via an edge gateway, where it can be visualized and analysed through a customised dashboard. Through the continuous monitoring and collection of all relevant operating data, patterns can be observed and emerging faults identified, enabling maintenance to be carried out on a more accurately scheduled basis. In addition to helping users avoid the disruption and costs associated with unplanned downtime by optimizing maintenance intervals, cloud analytics can also analyse running costs and help increase overall service life of equipment.