What is industrial automation?
Industrial automation is the process of applying a computerised system to a manual operation, typically with the aim of decreasing labour time, creating a safer work environment, reducing energy consumption, and/or improving the quality and precision of an operation.
Over time, the initial costs of design, manufacture and installation of an automated system are redeemed through a more efficient turnaround time and the decreased downtime caused by injury.
How Custom Fluidpower can automate your operations
With a team of experienced engineers and access to best-in-class hydraulic and pneumatic products, Custom Fluidpower can design, build and install a system customised to your requests.
What is IoT and Industry 4.0?
Simply put, Internet of Things is the concept of connecting a device to the Internet. This includes everything from mobile phones and washing machines to hydraulic power units. If it has an on and off switch then chances are it can be a part of the IoT.
The flow of data is continually becoming more integrated into our everyday lives, as technology continues to connect our world. Mining, manufacturing, and other industrial industries are no exception. To stay ahead of operations, businesses need data to make informed decisions. Telematic Solutions provided by Custom Fluidpower can help simplify the collection of data on your application, as well as data analysis to get the right information to boost your efficiency and product lifespan. Other outcomes include equipment location monitoring, downtime minimisation and maintenance schedule optimisation.
The IoT Service Custom Fluidpower Provide
Custom Fluidpower can provide complete IoT packages from the access portal through to the data plans, down to specific parts of IoT systems based on your requests. Our 'Plug & Play' solutions include key functions and allow for quick and cost efficient installation. Alternatively, we can engineer a solution specific to your business operations.
Application specific services that can be provided by Custom Fluidpower based on your specific needs include:
- Event monitoring
- Machine location monitoring
- Remote software patch application
- Routine service reports
- Helpdesk support
- Remote fault diagnostic and recording
- Machine Status real time review and trend analysis
Custom Fluidpower has partnered with brands such as MST Global, Danfoss, Sun Hydraulics, Enovation Controls (previously HCT), and Parker to offer IoT solutions for hydraulic systems.
Custom Fluidpower can provide a large range of electronic sensors such as pressure, temperature, water content, oil condition, filter condition and flow rate. These sensors are then combined with an IoT device. The data collected such as usage, condition, faults etc. is then available to view on the online from external locations. This enables faults to be identified prior to machine error, establish energy usage and locate the whereabout of the machine - and more.
Custom Fluidpower engineers have designed 'off the shelf' solutions available for our ‘Plug and Play’ controller range, allowing for a quick application. As the name suggests, this range can simply be plugged into a machine, requiring little to no engineering, which lowers cost and facilitates a quick turnaround time. These plug and play systems also include IoT compatibility based on requirements. Please ask us how these solutions could work for you.
For more information on how our services, product range and experienced staff can work with you and your business contact us online or call 1300 781 178.