The impact of any digitalization solution is directly proportional to the volume of data that forms part of data collection, the number of data points and how they are organized, as well as the frequency at which data is updated. More data points and higher updating frequency imply better utilization and impact of the platform. A smartphone app for asset management support on the ABB Ability™ platform is designed with this in mind.
Adding to the power of data through last mile integration
I believe that with Industry 4.0 comes the opportunity to have access to information at your fingertips. Most IIoT systems present data and analytics-driven insights on dashboards, which act as the single source of information from across the value chain. While several of these data points pertain to sensors and other automated sources, I suggest it important to build resources for ground teams to feed in information as well.
On the ABB Ability™ platform, we have addressed this need for shop floor level detail to be captured using a simple mechanism – the smartphone. A smartphone-based app plays a key role in the asset management component of the platform. It is easy to install and use, working with standard inbuilt smartphone features such as a QR code reader and the camera.