The integration of production data collected by zenon from one or more production sites with a cloud-based zenon application allows production managers to draw company-wide conclusions. Various sites and their equipment can be put in global comparison. This benchmarking has made previously untouched improvement potential in plant availability, efficiency and resource consumption possible. Additionally, the increased transparency of actual consumption offers improved quality management.
Optimization of increasingly flexible production processes requires also varied data evaluations within the software. The sensor and production data gathered by zenon can be used for conclusive analyses from zenon in the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. zenon thereby uses technology components such as the Azure Remote App, the Azure event hub, IoT hub as well as the IoT suite or even Windows 10 IoT and the Microsoft SQL server 2016.
zenon can be integrated into existing, heterogeneous production environments and, thanks to its over 300 communication protocols, can be incorporated in an industrial IoT scenario, existing automation components and new sensory system.
The zenon cloud solution integrates different systems, acts as a cockpit for key figures and allows analyses based on real-time and historical data. Evaluations of data from individual production sites are of course still possible. Additional Big Data tools supplement scenarios and can be used for further analyses.