Edge Computing Applications

Asset Management

Understanding the location of assets as well as stored and updated information about the asset is the core of automated asset management. One of the most reliable and widely used ways to manage assets is via an MICA RF-R500 RFID system. RFID is a technology that uses radio waves to read, capture and store information on an RFID tag that is attached to an object.

Digital Retrofit

When the decision is made to integrate IIoT, there are two possible strategies. Either a company can invest in completely new machines?and equipment that were developed exclusively for this need or they can upgrade their current machines, otherwise known as legacy machinery, and equipment with devices that make this type of communication possible. Digital retrofit here means taking a device that produces or uses data of some sort and connecting it to a device that can allow that data to be a part of a larger data pool.

Condition Monitoring

Condition monitoring is a necessity in modern production and business models. Condition monitoring (or, colloquially, CM) is the process of monitoring a parameter of condition in machinery (vibration, temperature, et cetera) to identify a significant change that is indicative of a developing fault. It is a major component of predictive maintenance.

Companies cannot afford any unexpected downtime caused by machine malfunction and power. Taking precautions to monitor the health and viability of equipment is a must. Condition monitoring allows to operate old machines and infrastructure (e.g. conveyor systems) longer than originally planned. This way, investments can be minimized and shifted to strategically important topics.