At this year’s PPMA Show, IFM Electronic is focusing on its moneo IIoT platform. This has been developed specifically to provide a convenient solution to the challenge of converting the huge amount of data produced by modern plant and machines into useful information that can be used to reduce downtime, optimise efficiency and cut costs.
IIoT is currently seen as a technology that has enormous potential, but IIoT solutions have the reputation of being costly and difficult to implement. IFM says the moneo system eliminates these problems by making it easy to implement powerful and scaleable IIoT solutions at modest cost.
At the heart of the system is moneo OS, which provides flow modelling and automatic alarm functions as well as facilities for managing all of the other moneo software modules. These include moneo RTM which can be used to implement fully customisable user interfaces presenting plant and machine information in numeric, graphical or dashboard formats; moneo configure, which offers powerful configuration and management facilities for connected IO-Link sensors and devices; moneo infopoint which collects data from connected devices; and moneo edgeconnect which allows easy and secure interchange of data with IT systems
In addition to learning about the moneo system and its benefits, visitors to the IFM stand will also be able to find out about the company’s newest and most innovative sensing solutions. Among these are the longer length conductivity sensors for use with Tri-clamp connections in CIP applications, self-checking temperature sensors that are ideal for use in critical processes, and radar level sensors that have a measuring accuracy of ±2 mm at ranges up to 10 m, and are unaffected by changing pressure, temperature or the presence of vapours, steam or condensates.
Throughout the show, members of the IFM team with wide experience in process and packaging applications will be on hand to answer visitors’ questions and to provide advice on devising effective solutions for specific sensing and monitoring challenges.