Connectivity in Factories: Our Experience in the Development of Own Connectivity in old facilities
Raspberry Pi devices are small board computers used for a wide variety of applications. In this case, they are used to capture data from analog and older machines that do not have network technology. The Raspberry Pi connects to the machine and reads start and stop signals, allowing you to capture important information about the machine’s operation.
How does our system work? With Raspberry Pi installed on the machines that we want to control, we obtain data that we want to control: stops, starts, etc. Once the data has been captured, it is possible to analyze it to determine machine stops and their typology (breakdown, maintenance, etc.). This provides operators and managers with valuable information for making decisions and improving plant efficiency. In addition, interesting KPIs can be generated at all levels.