IIoT cuts costs and downtime
We live in a digital world and are connected globally. So why not connect our machines as well? The experts at thyssenkrupp Materials IoT are digitizing process chains holistically with the Industrial Internet of Things. Successfully: Modern technology cuts costs and downtimes.
Automation, digital connectivity and the optimization that comes with it are unleashing completely new potential to boost efficiency in the industry. Globally connected supply chains are making production processes increasingly complex and sensitive. If one plant fails, the entire production can halt, resulting in enormous costs for the company.
Avoid downtime with toii®
The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT for short, can provide a remedy. More specifically, the IIoT platform toii® from thyssenkrupp Materials IoT. By holistically connecting machinery and production processes, it makes levers for cost savings visible. By automating production processes, companies can optimize machine utilization and the use of resources along the entire value chain. The condition and performance of connected systems can also be monitored at any time and upcoming machine downtime can be addressed at an early stage.
A leap into the digital age
In this way, long-term effects on productivity were achieved at thyssenkrupp Materials Schweiz AG. The company supplies customers in the B2B sector with high-quality metals. In addition to sales, the company also has extensive machinery with a wide range of processing options. The plant's high-quality promise requires continuous machine monitoring and rapid response to changes in condition.
An analysis that previously required time-intensive recordings and evaluations. To make thyssenkrupp Materials Schweiz fit for the leap into the digital age and save the costs of these intensive analyses, the processes of the Swiss materials trader were digitalized entirely. Thanks to toii®, the running times and availabilities of all machines at thyssenkrupp Materials Schweiz are now automatically recorded, made transparent, and the manufacturing processes continuously optimized.
Optimization potential through IIoT
The effects are extensive cost reduction through faster responses, fewer malfunctions and failures, more efficient production, and more productive personnel deployment.
By recording machine data, our colleagues can react more quickly during breakdowns or production disruptions due to a lack of material. With the digitization and automation of the machinery, the degree of utilization of machines and free capacities of employees are also visible. This means that employees can be deployed for additional productive work in a more targeted manner.
„With our Swiss colleagues, we see how even entry-level solutions for production digitization deliver tangible improvements," says Sebastian Lang, Managing Director of thyssenkrupp Materials IoT. Customers already using toii® see savings of around 10-20% in manufacturing and intralogistics.„
You can find out about the advantages of IIoT and which areas of the company will be particularly affected by the technology in the coming years in our stories.