The benefits of SAM go beyond Spiroflow and its customers to the sector as a whole.
For its customer it means an operator no longer needs to constantly monitor equipment or processes. Plus there is no manual data collection and analysis, because data is collected, processed, and exceptions reported on a real time basis.
This means customers can be alerted of potential safety hazards before they arise, given constant insight into equipment performance, and be made aware of maintenance schedules to eliminate costly and unnecessary downtime.
By offering SAM as a subscription it enables customers to test the waters of the capability of data and build up its understanding and expertise.
For Spiroflow, remote access to its customers’ equipment means engineers will be able to carry out diagnostics without the need to travel, which will significantly reduce travel time, cost, and emissions, and make its maintenance and repair service more efficient and productive.
Access to the data will also give Spiroflow insight into the predictive maintenance of its equipment., meaning it can stock the right spare parts and become more efficient.
The data will also help Spiroflow understand its product range better and provide feedback into its research and design process.
The demonstrator will allow the business to show and tell customers and the wider industry what is possible.
Craig said: “We want to take our customers’ mind away from the basic machine, the motor and the sensors, and show the bigger picture on the dashboard where all that data is captured and displayed.
“For example, we want to demonstrate how oxygen levels, dust particles, humidity, light and temperature all impact process and operation, and how they can affect the bottom line.
“We are trying to illustrate the gains they could make in real-time and in the longer term.
“Of course we want to sell more equipment solutions, but we also want to expand what we offer customers and secure long term partnerships. This is very much about raising awareness of the benefits of digitalisation and bringing them along on the journey towards Industry 4.0.”