Data Analytics

A comprehensive range of data analytics tools and services for process optimization, preventive maintenance, ensure quality and increased productivity in manufacturing enterprises.
With the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the growing deployment of sensors for monitoring, a huge volume of data is generated in a typical plant or process. Every piece of machinery and equipment that is part of the plant is monitored, which generates the data. This data can either be a goldmine of information or just a pile of garbage, depending upon what is done with it. While most of the data thus generated is of routine nature when every machine and equipment is running smoothly, the critical thing is to detect the slightest abnormality in the process which later becomes the cause of problems leading to a breakdown. While the data has the early indications in it, proper analytics can lead to a system of alarms and warnings to initiate remedial measures. ENWPS offers a comprehensive range of Data Analytics services for smooth and trouble-free operation of industrial plants and processes.

Our Data Analytics Approach

ENWPS follows a systematic approach when it comes to Data Analytics services. It begins with a process that involves several different steps like:


Determining the data requirements Identifying the process of collecting dataOrganising the data collected, so it can be analysed properlyCleansing of the data before analysis.

The amount of data collected is humongous. All this must be visualised, the actionable bits passed on to higher-level systems for processing to be useful and the rest archived for future reference.


The customised data analytics software provides health and diagnostic analysis from the inputs collected from all the industrial equipment. It crawls industrial networks, discovers assets, and provides analytics by transforming the data generated into preconfigured dashboards for quick access of the data needed to respond to issues effectively; it delivers status information through a browser-based interface. The system also delivers ‘alerts’ to the user’s smartphone or tablet if a device requires attention. As the application uncovers information, it starts to understand the system on which it is deployed to make prescriptive recommendations. All the useful data is stored for future reference and further analysis as and when required.

Areas of Analysis

A typical plant has several areas of activity ripe for Data Analytics in the IIoT era.


The shop floor is where the action is – all the machinery and equipment now are monitored by sensors that are either built-in or retrofitted. The compressors, motors, generators, overhead cranes, mobile equipment, etc. Data from power meters, flow meters, temperature and pressure gauges have nuggets of critical information leading to energy conservation measures. Vibration sensors gather important information on machine and bearing condition which is vital for preventive maintenance.

Different assembly lines and sections like welding shops, paint shops, quality control, final inspection, packaging, can be monitored for identifying the bottlenecks in the workflow. All mobile equipment carries RFID for tracking efficient movement.

In process industries pumps and valves perform critical tasks as do pipelines and other equipment like boilers, reactors, etc., which all yield valuable data.

Real time tracking of raw materials, spare parts, sub-assemblies and consumables helps in efficient inventory management.

Finally, for the physical safety as well as cybersecurity, there are things like surveillance cameras and other safety measures that play an important role.

All these are dots spread across the plant that can be connected into a seamless whole through Data Analytics to optimise the functioning of the plant, improving the overall efficiency and safety, leading to higher productivity. Common database functions such as stored procedures allow key performance indicators (KPIs) to be generated as needed, resulting in more optimised manufacturing processes.

Why ENWPS


As a company with more than two decades of legacy in providing Automation & Robotics solutions for the global industry, ENWPS has a wealth of experience in the engineering and manufacturing world. The company has implemented countless projects across industry verticals spanning discrete manufacturing and process automation, understanding the bottlenecks, addressing the pain points and offering satisfactory solutions with measurable outcomes. In automation, data was always sacrosanct but much limited earlier. All that has changed with the evolution of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and proliferation of sensors and devices in the connected plant environment.

The key to successful Data Analytics is in first understanding the rationale of the whole exercise, and the need for undertaking it. The next stage is identifying the correct data collection points and the devices to be used. The data thus collected must be displayed, monitored and recorded; appropriate alarms generated by fixing the parameters and critical levels, etc. All this needs expertise in relevant processes and industries and an understanding of the larger picture.



Domain Knowledge

An in-depth understanding of the requirements of the engineering and manufacturing industries and the processes thereof.



Professional Expertise

Expert professionals from various engineering streams – mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, automation and robotics.



Knowledge of Devices

A thorough knowledge of sensors and the most appropriate IoT devices for data collection from specific machines and equipment.



Expertise in Retrofitting

A plant typically has a mix of new and old equipment – it is important to collect data from legacy equipment for effective solutions.


Effective Data Analytics

Now all data is useful or critical, hence it needs expertise in identifying data that is important for monitoring and analysis.

Benefits of Data Analytics



Efficient Operations

One of the major benefits of Data Analytics is, companies can better organise their operations by streamlining processes, removing bottlenecks, optimising procedures, having a better inventory management, etc., offering a better understanding of plant management.


Better Quality Output

As a result of data analysis, the processes will be improved and fine-tuned which will directly result in better quality of the output – production of parts and components, or consumables as the case maybe, with greater control on process parameters.


Predictive Maintenance

Another important benefit is maintenance activities can be switched to Predictive mode with continuous monitoring of machinery and equipment giving better insights into the state of wear and tear and facilitating planned maintenance, eliminating unexpected breakdown.


Improved Decision Making

With the insights gained from data analysis, companies can improve their decision making regarding plant operation, expansion or downsizing as a result of better productivity and improved efficiency. This will also enable better utilisation of space and result in energy efficiency.

Enhanced Safety and Security

Finally, data analytics would help in making the plant safer for operations with better monitoring of networks for possible cyber threats and improve personnel safety with regular monitoring operator movements within the premises.

FAQs

  • What exactly is data analytics?
  • How is data gathered and analysed?
  • In what ways can data analytics help the business?
  • Is this process very expensive and long drawn?
What exactly is data analytics?

Data Analytics means collecting data about the state of the plant from the machinery and equipment while it is in operation and using the insights gained from this for improving the performance. For example, a motor may be overloading intermittently which is causing excess heating that is damaging the bearing without the operator noticing it. But data gathered from sensors used for monitoring the motor will point this out and remedial measures can be initiated to avoid a breakdown. A plant has several motors and many other pieces of machinery and equipment increasing the risks manifold.

How is data gathered and analysed?

Data is gathered with the help of sensors that are embedded in the most modern machines and equipment. In case of legacy equipment, sensors can be retrofitted. With IIoT, there are additional parameters monitored with the help of devices that facilitate machine to machine or line to line communication, or even communication between plants. All this data is gathered on a server and analysed with the help of software and statistical tools which throw useful insights into the parameters of machine operation. By setting value limits to these parameters, alarms are generated for safe and efficient running of the equipment and plant.

In what ways can data analytics help the business?

The insights gathered from data analytics help in several ways, the foremost being improved plant performance due to streamlined operations by removing inefficiencies in the process. These could be lack of operator coordination, delay in material feeding, improper motor speed, inadequate air pressure, etc. Another important benefit is in terms of better maintenance planning activity because of continuous monitoring of the wear and tear of machinery. Overall, there is total transparency in the operations with added advantage of remote monitoring of the plant.

Is this process very expensive and long drawn?

Not at all. Today the most modern machines and equipment come with built-in sensors. For legacy equipment there are IoT devices available at very reasonable prices as sensors for common monitoring applications have become cheaper due to increased demand. Basically, there is no need to stop the plant to set up the data analytics network and it can be done in a short timeframe. The ROI, given the many benefits, is much shorter.

About ENWPS


ENWPS has a two-decades legacy of providing innovative Automation and Robotics solutions – from concept to implementation, providing quality and comprehensive innovative systems coupled with technology expertise.

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