IIoT Monitoring Defines Next Phase of Automation According to John Hayes VP Vecna Robotics

August 28 19:24 2017

IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) defines the next phase of automation in manufacturing according to John Hayes, VP of Vecna Robotics. In the recent issue of Automation.com, Hayes explained, “The frequent complaint of Industry 4.0, Big Data, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is there is too much data, little of which can be accessed and used effectively. From tuggers, AGCs (Automated Guided Carts), and AGVs, there is a real need to include IIoT monitoring.

All those sensors on AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) which prevent collisions (with people, equipment, or building structures) are collecting data. Until recently, no AGV manufacturer has found a way to concretize these data and make them actionable, predictive, and fundamentally useful. Without IIoT monitoring, plant managers, operations managers, logistics coordinators throughout manufacturing and distribution sectors lack the data collected offering real-time continuous vehicle status and health information of the vehicle.

Vecna Robotics sends these data directly to a highly skilled team of support engineers; corrective actions are executed and/or recommended before down-time occurs. This translates into bottom-line throughput improvement. Manufacturing throughput time is the amount of time required for a product to pass through a manufacturing process, thereby being converted from raw materials into finished goods.

The inclusion of IIoT monitoring ensures increases in operational efficiency. Eliminating the ripple effect caused by stopped vehicles is a metric of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). The widely utilize data point, OEE, evaluates how effectively a manufacturing operation is utilized. The results are best used to identify scope for process performance improvement, and how to get the improvement.

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Vecna Robotics Materials Handling Leadership:

Vecna Robotics (https://robotics.vecna.com/) has quickly become the materials handling leader in the fork truck free environment while utilizing comprehensive Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. Vecna Robotics ensures manufacturing engineers have best-practice lean manufacturing solutions, driving prices down, improving both productivity and throughput.

With e-commerce exploding and customer expectations on the rise, distribution and fulfillment centers as well as third party logistics (3PLs) providers and manufacturers require Vecna Robotics innovation. Case picking, goods-to-person, person-to-goods, robot-conveyor hybrid systems, Vecna Robotics has cost-effective solutions. All systems are safety certified to operate along-side people and can accommodate the operational model that achieves the best efficiency with unmatched flexibility. Follow on Twitter @VecnaLogistics.

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