Asset Performance Monitor is B&R's first cloud application based on ABB Ability, ABB's unified, cross-industry offering of digital solutions. By giving OEMs a reliable overview of all their machines in the field, it allows them to identify potential improvements, take service operations to the next level and unlock new business models and revenue streams.
Around the clock and around the world, Asset Performance Monitor delivers data such as production rate, energy consumption and temperature. OEMs can see how their machines are being operated and monitor their status at a glance. This allows them to respond more quickly to service issues while at the same time reducing service costs. The cloud application indicates where maintenance is necessary and provides the basis for tailor-made maintenance service.
- Clear overview of all machines
- Easy evaluation of key performance indicators
- Data storage on premises or in the cloud
- Easy configuration
- State-of-the-art security standards
With a clear overview of all their machines' data, OEMs can easily define and compare key performance indicators such as overall equipment effectiveness across their entire installed base. They can quickly identify patterns and recurring incidents and target key areas for improvement.
Asset Performance Monitor opens up new business models for OEMs. In addition to maintenance, they can offer performance-based service level agreements, continuous machine upgrades and function updates as a service. The application also provides the baseline for service level agreements to boost machine performance.
To collect the data from the machine, an Automation PC is installed on site as an edge device. It receives data from the machine controller via OPC UA and passes it on to the cloud using the MQTT protocol. The connection between the machine and the cloud is established automatically. The software required for the application on the edge device is also installed automatically. The OEM receives cloud access and can log in with a username and password.
All settings for how data is displayed on the dashboard can be made directly after logging onto the machine. Asset Performance Monitor has a clearly structured design, with a dashboard that can easily be customized and configured for any audience, from service technician to top manager. Machine builders can use B&R's cloud application to take their service to a new level and optimize their performance for the long term.
The Asset Performance Monitor application provides a secure and reliable connection. Security and data integrity are guaranteed by state-of-the-art security standards and transfer protocols.
B&R cloud applications are based on ABB Ability, the unified, cross-industry digital offering from ABB. The Ability platform is based on Microsoft Azure. ABB Ability allows businesses to harness the power of industrial data.