Advantech Helps Tong Cheng Iron Works Launch Smart Air Compressor Management Solution
Manufacturer’s willingness to digitally transform industrial applications is growing. Many manufacturers are expanding from equipment sales to service sales in an effort to increase customer cohesion. Despite this, manufacturers are encountering numerous challenges while undergoing this process. High barriers arise during transition due to a lack of flexible, expandable development tools needed for building connectivity services and managing disparate equipment.
Tong Cheng Iron Works Co., Ltd., a global producer of SWAN air compressors, is cooperating with Advantech in an effort to transform into a service provider. By utilizing Advantech’s WISE-PaaS cloud platform, Tong Cheng has developed a competitive smart air compressor management solution based on InsightAPM/M2I. This innovative solution supports real-time air compressor operation information management, the setting of fault alarms, and preventive maintenance features. The solution, launched in May 2020, provides innovative services to clients and agents. These services are used for remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and parts replacement.
InsightAPM/M2I Enables Rapid Edge-to-cloud Connections
Tong Cheng’s smart air compressor management solution was built for use in multiple factories and needed to be based on a public cloud solution — Advantech's WISE-PaaS cloud platform. Using this system, Tong Cheng has the ability to directly access data and facilitate data acquisition using InsightAPM/M2I. This access enables WISE-DeviceOn to pass equipment data to WISE-PaaS immediately without creating a program. This advanced functionality empowers rapid edge-to-cloud connections and empowers the smart air compressor solution via applications such as WISE-PaaS/InsightAPM asset performance management solution, WISE-PaaS/Dashboard data analysis and visualization, WISE-PaaS/SaaS Composer 3D workflow visualization, WISE-PaaS/AIFS artificial intelligence framework services, and database services such as MongoDB or PostgreSQL.
Sam Chuo, Advantech’s WISE-PaaS business development manager said that the on-line operation of smart air compressors provides Tong Cheng with two major benefits. The first is business value. The air compressor industry is continuously competing for hardware specifications and prices. Tong Cheng has opened new business frontiers and stands out from the competition using its services and comprehensive solutions to solve customers’ pain points.
Leverage Alarm Rule Templates for Emergency Responses to Abnormal Events
Advantech has developed several universal templates for InsightAPM/M2I. These templates include solutions for visualization, reporting, inspection dispatch, and alarm rules. Application specific templates for various industrial fields will be designed in the next phase of development. Users with additional requirements can export and edit InsightAPM/M2I templates using the Dashboard provided by Advantech. These customized templates can be reimported to InsightAPM/M2I. Through this customization and iteration, users can accurately control and manage equipment's energy consumption, production, and efficiency — yielding an industry 4.0 transformation.
The WISE-PaaS data application platform end-to-cloud architecture provides a comprehensive development environment for data collection, analysis, management, and applications, while promoting interoperability between I.Apps via the WISE-Marketplace and accelerating the development of industrial solutions.