Episode 3 – Transforming data into information (1/3): Good practises on data collection and the appropriate use of IoT devices and related standards
Jun 16, 2023 — 09:00 am - 10:00 AM
How can manufacturing companies collect and derive value from their data? In this first part of three webinars on the topic of collecting and combining data from shop floors and other environments, we will focus on data sources, technologies and other components such as IoT devices that are needed to collect data from your production processes and other IT systems. Several technologies and other components come into play when manufacturing companies collect data: sensors, internet of things (IoT)/industrial internet of things (IIoT) devices, control systems, data acquisition systems, industrial communication protocols and certain computer hardware and software components. During this webinar, we will demonstrate real examples illustrating that architectures including all these elements are no longer unattainable, nor very expensive. The size and complexity of your production processes and the amount of data collected are indeed critical factors, but the webinar will underline that the basics of all such systems are the same. Our speakers will provide insights and present best practice on how to realise such solutions, including the overall architecture, data structure and methodology. We will also cover the topic of retrofitting quite old production environments, and why the latest IoT/IIoT devices and related standards represent a huge opportunity to unlock various improvements in specific production processes. Discover how this type of technologies are boosting efficiency, enhancing production processes and creating new opportunities for growth. We will provide expert insights into the critical factors for selecting the right IoT/IIoT devices and standards for your operations. Topics to be addressed • Data lakes & mining • Industrial IoT/IIoT devices and gateways • Smart sensors • Control systems • Industrial protocols • Open platform communications unified architecture (OPC UA) • Low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) • LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT, Zigbee, etc.