Industrial Equipment & Asset Management

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) — connecting devices that communicate data across the wide spectrum of industrial equipment and assets in manufacturing, metal and mining, energy production, processing, transport/transmission and end use applications — is creating enormous opportunities for business growth. This growth in “intelligent machines” has been along three major areas: removing complexities, predicting performance and reducing nonproductive time.

There are thousands of high-value intelligent machine assets around the world, including gas, steam, water and wind turbines, and large industrial equipment including, furnaces, steam generators, drill bits, compressors, motors and drives, that require an estimated 300 million labor-hours per year, at a cost of $20 billion. This investment can be greatly reduced through timely and accurate gathering and analysis of data that monitors the condition of this essential industrial equipment.

Achieving such economies will require deployment of robust electronic devices for Industrial IOT (IIOT) and more integration of smart devices in many industrial machinery. This also requires combining field data from intelligent machines (sensors and operators) with non-field data (historical, simulated, physics-based analysis).

Designers of intelligent machines must consider what electronic hardware they need, how the data is collected and communicated, and how various components work together as a unit to improve the performance of the rest of the system. They must also ensure that each device is robust enough to survive in potentially harsh, remote locations, where maintenance may be difficult.

ANSYS engineering simulation solutions can help you design robust electronic devices for the Industrial IOT. The solutions covers design and optimal placement of sensors, antennas, electronic controls and their power system needed for connecting intelligent machines and their ecosystems. In addition, ANSYS virtual system prototyping help write and certify the embedded code that controls the smart devices, and ensure robust communication of signals without interference in an operating industrial plant.

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