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IoT to minimise downtime in the factory

In the factory

Minimising downtime in the factory can reduce maintenance costs.

  • Monitoring the vibration, power consumption and temperature of production equipment can give early identification of problems before they occur.
  • Understanding the tell tale indications of wear and operational failure of systems prevents unplanned downtime but is challenging where systems don’t provide relevant alerts and alarms.

A key benefit of IoT based sensing is the ability to retrofit devices onto existing equipment which when combined with data analytics can transform maintenance schedules, reducing costs of repair and periods of non-productivity

If you would like to know more about CENSIS activity in this sector, let’s talk.

Food and drink

Minimising downtime in the factory is one of the health and social care subjects explored in our CENSIS FutureTech programme.

This is an area where Internet of Things (IoT) technologies could deliver huge benefits and enhance people’s lives.


Sector knowledge

Within the FutureTech programme, CENSIS met with people from different sectors to hear their ideas about the transformative potential of IoT.

IoT technology will transform business operations across Scotland and impact every sector of the economy.


5 subject areas

The Scottish Government-funded FutureTech workshops were held across Scotland throughout 2019 in the subject areas of

  • Food and drink
  • Health and social care
  • Smart towns and cities
  • Transport
  • Tourism

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