New Advantech, Raven.ai Partnership to Revolutionize Factory Process Improvements with Edge Intelligence and Data Contextualization
With seamless deployment for automated touch panel PCs and smart controllers, the Advantech and Raven.ai smart factory solution is powerful, flexible and customizable for proactive monitoring on the shop floor.
Cincinnati, Ohio – May 2, 2023 – Advantech, leading provider of industrial Internet of Things (IoT) hardware and automation technology, and Raven, leading provider of data contextualization software for frontline operations, announced today a new partnership and joint solution that allows manufacturers and systems integrators to quickly and reliably deploy edge intelligence technologies and analyze collected data to drive improvements. Utilizing Advantech automated touch-panel PCs and smart controllers paired with Raven’s software, end users can accelerate improvements in factory floor operations, safety management and sustainability to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
The smart factory solution is specifically designed to pave the way for proactive action in factory edge applications and asset management. The all-in-one communication protocol provides a comprehensive range of features, including real-time data collection and visualization, production status tracking, quick asset allocation and reallocation, proactive alerts and advanced edge analytics.
Raven’s technology and real-time reporting allow organizations to account for 100% of production time and losses, with a platform to visualize data from both machines and human context. New insights are uncovered through contextualized shop floor data, opening the door for significant productivity improvements and optimized processes. Additionally, organizations can focus on sustainability and obtain necessary information to support responsible carbon-neutral operations.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Advantech on a joint mission to help manufacturers achieve sustainable, data-driven improvements and drive ROI from their Industry 4.0 initiatives,” said Paul Turner, President and COO at Raven.
“Together, we will provide IoT intelligence systems and edge devices paired with automated contextualization software to seamlessly capture data across the factory floor, engage frontline workers and create a complete, contextualized timeline of production events. This combined offering gives operational excellence engineers an invaluable toolkit for real-time visibility into performance and effective root cause analysis that enables frontline teams to accurately diagnose and rectify inefficiencies quickly.”
The flexible and customizable solution allows for simultaneous delivery of multiple, intelligent key operational functions like machine status monitoring, alarms, asset and data management, processing rules, profile management, event reporting and the ability to create custom functions. Compatible with the Advantech WISE-iFactory platform and leading SaaS (Software as a Service) suites, transitioning from legacy system networks to intelligent factory edge technology is made simple.