If a production facility has sensors via a connection to the plant control system, the systems data can be used in various ways.
The most important area as a rule is the monitoring of certain process or equipment parameters. If malfunctions are avoided in advance or at least detected and rectified more quickly, downtime is minimized and the production process is optimized.
In addition, the recorded production data is analyzed in detail over the course of time, so that causes of malfunction are often very easy to identify and counter measures can be taken.
On the basis of these analyzes, optimal scheduling of preventive points of maintenance time can be objectively determined, thereby increasing production reliability.
Using the archived process data, the traceability throughout the operation sequences is guaranteed.