The data-driven plant management to enhance productivity
The path of operational excellence is embedded in data management. Companies that welcome digital transformation and embrace data management are setting the direction to improving profits and staying ahead of the competition: How to collect Data? How to access and successfully explore them to steer growth and increase value? Companies must address these questions to stay competitive. With Digital Factory, we empower companies to make better-informed data-driven decisions by exploiting the power of Data!
Digital Factory: benefits of a data-driven approach
Why is data-driven analytics of interest for manufacturers?
Managing massive amounts of production Data is the key to powering the next generation of tracking, fraud detection, predictive maintenance, efficiency measurement processes. Not only is this data-driven approach tremendously effective in enabling real-time actions, it also provides several benefits to the Companies for their plant management and factory maintenance:
- AGILE DECISION-MAKING
Effective data management and analysis can uncover actionable insights for strategic decisions and anticipating trends and challenges.
- BENEFICIAL EFFECT ON PROFITABILITY&COSTS
Collecting, monitoring and analyzing data from production (e.g: availability, quality, efficiency, maintenance) has a twin effect: the improvement of the operations which, in turn, increases profitability, leading to higher margins and lesser costs.
Enhance your production efficiency!
Digital Factory is the Data intelligence platform powered by Antares Vision Group, designed to help Companies enhance line efficiency and production quality, improve planning, smooth factory maintenance, and speed up agile decision-making.
The Digital Factory platform makes it easy to access multiple information which can be arranged into specific Dashboard. Production Data/Traceability Data/Productivity Data/Quality control Data/Maintenance Data/Sustainability Data
The Digital Factory tools rely on several modules which make this suite extremely powerful in gathering, managing, and extracting production Data:
- Real time Data acquisition: By connecting your existing equipment, you will not only leverage it but also extract the value from your production lines;
- Real-time Data visualization: to live-monitor production performance of lines and plants up to the corporate level;
- Instant Data analysis: performing and combining multiple queries to reveal trends and Data patterns
- Smart alert system: for an event or time-based warnings, you will receive messages and a call to action to operators and managers;
- Escalation management: in case of critical conditions (line stopped, OEE decrease), the escalation path can be managed to accelerate the restoration to standard conditions;
- Self-customizable control panel for automated rule responses: when the batch stops, reports are automatically sent to the reference with additional controls like email updates or alarm reports can be carried out;
A scalable and modular approach
The Digital Factory platform can be executed at different levels, from the single machine to the plant level. It can be integrated in the existing IT Infrastructures, and it exploits the communication protocols architecture (OPC-UA, Modbus, MQTT, Ethernet TCP/IP) to be connected to the machine PLCs.
Each software module can be run separately, independently, or in combination with others to best address the manufacturing environment and follow its evolution step by step.
Digital Factory modules
DIGITAL FACTORY | PLANT MANAGEMENT MODULE
Complete and Real-time visualization, control and monitoring of the production environment (from the single line up to the plant).
DIGITAL FACTORY | TRACEABILITY MODULE
Manage from regular batch traceability to serialized or aggregated product batches
DIGITAL FACTORY | EFFICIENCY MODULE
OEE measurement and report to improve your production performances.
DIGITAL FACTORY | QUALITY
Supervise quality production Data with statistical process control on quality measure and process variability linked with the raw material quality supplier (“supplier management tool”).
DIGITAL FACTORY | MAINTENANCE
Introduce preventive and prescriptive maintenance to detect anomalies and diagnose potential equipment malfunctions in real time to prevent failures for factory maintenance
DIGITAL FACTORY | SUSTAINABILITY
Measure plant energy consumption to reduce it and improve the carbon footprint.
Digital Factory advantages for your plant management
OPTIMIZATION OF PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY
Digital Factory makes it possible to adopt an efficient business model based on real-time and continuous data flow from the machines to the software;
COST, TIME, AND WASTE REDUCTION
Digital Factory allows an accurate analysis of the gathered data to measure OEE, identify and categorize weaknesses&bottlenecks in the production plant, helping the Company save time, money and improve the resources’ allocation within the organization;
DECISIONS BASED ON FACTS
The user-friendly interface of Digital Factory makes it easy to customize each dashboard , aggregating and presenting the most important data clearly and intuitively to simplify and speed up the decision-making process;
Digital Factory applies Artificial Intelligence to statistical Analysis, speeding up the diagnosis of quality issues and providing data-driven solutions to improve the quality of your production;
Digital Factory can be easily installed on any production line. The tools can be integrated into pre-existing software architecture with a lower impact on the existing validation procedures and line performance, ensu