Melanie Ravensburg, Germany 16 Questions 8 Answers 0 Best Answers 182 Points View Profile 1 Melanie Senior Member Asked: December 6, 2018In: Machine Data Collection What are the advantages of an IIoT platform in manufacturing? 1 How can I evaluate my data in production with a IIoT platform? evaluationmachinemachine data collection Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Alexander 2 Questions 94 Answers 15 Best Answers 621 Points View Profile Best Answer Alexander Expert Added an answer on 01/25/2019 at 10:45 am The advantages of an IoT platform, which implements the open industry standard FORCE Bridge API, become obvious by the comparison with the existing alternatives. This is on the one hand the MES dating from the 1990s and on the other hand closed proprietary integration platforms for manufacturing, which can be regarded as successors of the MES. Both approaches aim to secure privileged access to production data for the vendor by means of access barriers. The MES has no API at all. Closed proprietary integration platforms have a vendor-specific API, which is usually not publicly documented on the World Wide Web and is incompatible with FORCE Bridge API. The following advantages result for the production company as a user of an open IoT platform: • unrestricted access to all data recorded at the shop floor level • continuous data-driven processes throughout the company because all IT systems are supplied with data from production • vendor independence in the selection of applications, resulting in an incomparably wider range of products and services from which you can choose according to your individual needs • utilization of modern analysis and forecasting techniques – resulting in realistic detailed order planning, more reactive production control, proactive order planning corrections and proactive maintenance • organizational interoperability of all production facilities, IT systems and employees involved in value creation • cost transparency and lower transaction costs • future-proof IT solution for Manufacturing Operations Management • more user-friendly applications and thus higher acceptance among employees in the shop floor The following answer can be given to the question of how the data of the IoT Platform can be evaluated: As a consequence of the above-mentioned advantages, the recorded production data can be evaluated with any software from any supplier. Any Business Intelligence (BI) tool can be used to visualize and evaluate the data, any Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology can be used to analyze the data in order to derive forecasts and, of course, anyone can develop his or her own applications. 0 Reply Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.