Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has proven to provide large benefits in the area of Asset Performance Management (APM) for machine tools. APM addresses many common use cases such as real-time status, problem notification and predicative maintenance, which leads to improvements in manufacturing floor efficiency. Machine tool APM use cases also exist in Metrology and Metrology will derive improved efficiency and lower cost.
The application of IIoT principles to Metrology unlocks additional benefits beyond traditional machine tool APM. Metrology represents the point in the manufacturing process where the as-manufactured part is realized. As a result, the measurement IIoT information can provide automated feedback loops into manufacturing and engineering to lower scrap rates, improve manufacturing inputs and provide the part digital twin.
- Introduces traditional Asset Performance Management
- Discuss the problems APM addresses, application of APM to Metrology
- Exposes how Metrology IIoT can drive feedback into manufacturing and engineering to improve quality, efficiency and cost