NexJ’s IoT Business Intelligence solution enables manufacturers to aggregate data and generate reliable decision support, in real-time, at the machine, line, plant, and global levels.
Conduct cross-site comparative performance analytics
Identify repeatable practices of high performance sites
Predict potential failures and slowdowns before they happen
Reduce service costs and minimize downtime
With NexJ, firms can aggregate real-time plant telemetry, historical data, and business information, such as ERP systems, issue demand plan refactoring, or plant resource management in real-time. Firms can share this data in actionable dashboards at the plant level and in global dashboards viewed in Microsoft Azure’s connected factory solution, where it can enable reliable decision support and strategic global initiatives.
Manufacturers can use this information to identify and embed best practices across the enterprise, predict machine and line failures, reduce service costs, and minimize downtime.
NexJ’s solution for IoT Business Intelligence consists of NexJ IoT Edge for Microsoft Azure to provide plant-wide monitoring, and NexJ IoT Cloud Data Foundry for Microsoft Azure to enable global analysis and optimization in Microsoft Azure’s connected factory.
Aggregate sensor data by machine, line, and plant
Collect telemetry data in real-time from production lines using heterogeneous device integration
View data in consolidated line and plant-wide dashboards
NexJ Edge connects natively with market-leading PLC brands, including legacy equipment and machines that don’t support OPC UA. NexJ Edge normalizes data such as production counts, fault codes, and process variables that are implemented inconsistently across machines, transforms it into actionable data, and serves it up in meaningful plant management dashboards.With NexJ Edge, plant management can relate sensor relays to equipment, sub-systems, and production lines for faster response to issues and proactive maintenance.
For cross-plant analysis, NexJ Edge delivers plant data to NexJ IoT Cloud Data Foundry for Microsoft Azure, for use in the Microsoft Azure connected factory solution. Data is obfuscated and aggregated by NexJ Edge before transmission to the Microsoft Azure cloud to ensure trade secrets and intellectual property are fully protected.
NexJ Cloud Data Foundry combines plant telemetry with normalized historical data and business information,
such as operator logs, data historian systems, maintenance management systems, Enterprise Resource Planning,
Health & Safety information, end-of-line quality systems, to generate cross-site comparative performance analytics.
NexJ delivers this consolidated and normalized data set to Microsoft Azure’s connected factory solution,
where manufacturers can:
NexJ Cloud Data Foundry leverages the robust security protocols of Microsoft Azure to protect data held in the cloud, and protect physical plant assets from cyber-attack.