Key Features of Edge2Web Factory Insights
IIOT NATIVE ARCHITECTURE
Like its sibling products – Edge2Web Director and Edge2Web Flow Server – Factory Insights runs natively on AWS IoT SiteWise, and also leverages numerous other AWS platform services. We believe that, when transitioning to use cloud services, industrial companies should store their factory data in an IoT managed service like SiteWise, and then build/acquire applications that integrate natively with their chosen IoT platform. This IoT best practice enables access to data from a wide range of applications in comparison to siloed storage alternatives.
SECURE, FAST, AND SCALABLE
Factory Insights integrates natively with AWS Identity & Access Management (IAM) to manage access and security policies. All data, whether at rest or in flight, is locked down using AWS recommended best practices. And due to its browser-centric architecture, Factory Insights scorecards and dashboards load fast and scale smoothly from small teams to global, multi-site organizations. Factory Insights security, resiliency, and operational best practices have been reviewed and approved by AWS.
EASY TO CONFIGURE AND USE
Factory Insights gives your plant data engineers and manufacturing domain experts a comprehensive suite of configuration screens for tailoring the application to your operation. Whether configuring shift calendars, downtime reason tables, OEE thresholds, machine groupings, user teams, and related settings, Factory Insights allows you to get the job done quickly and painlessly. The result is a powerful manufacturing intelligence application that works the way you need it to, computing metrics your way and visualizing results in terminology your team will recognize.
ESSENTIAL KPIs AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
At its core, Factory Insights tracks machine availability, product quality, and manufacturing performance – with reporting capabilities that span from a single machine to a multi-site enterprise. Factory Insights puts data and analytics at your fingertips through an integrated suite of scorecards and dashboards, without requiring manual data collection or wrangling with complex spreadsheets. Beyond KPIs, Factory Insights enables you to get your team on the same page in terms of operational goals and priorities.
BUILDS ON YOUR TRIBAL KNOWLEDGE
Although Factory Insights automates the vast majority of machine and process data collection – thereby relieving your teams of arduous, error-prone data wrangling – there is no substitute for human knowledge. Your machine operators are often the most accurate source for why certain equipment went offline, the specific causes of product scrap, and other valuable production context. Factory Insights gives operators and quality engineers powerful tools for clarifying the reasons why problems occur, to improve downstream remedial actions.
Unlike most industrial cloud applications that are built using low-level programming frameworks and APIs, Factory Insights is implemented exclusively in Edge2Web Director and Flow Server – the same rapid application development products that power many of the most sophisticated IIoT apps deployed in production today. If you require functionality beyond what’s available in Factory Insights, just add Edge2Web Director to your Factory Insights plan and your growth will be limited only by your imagination.