Companies teams up to enable faster deployment of IIoT solutions

08-08-2019 | Arrow | New Technologies

Arrow Electronics has linked up with ADLINK and Microsoft to begin an IoT solution to assist industrial customers decrease costly unplanned production shutdowns by allowing machine condition monitoring.

The solution is the newest to come from the company's IoT aggregation program and sustains its efforts to support industrial companies quickly, securely and cost-effectively deploy and scale projects. ADLINK’s Edge IoT Solution for Machine Condition Monitoring incorporates integrated edge hardware and real-time data-streaming software developed for data acquisition and vibration measurement applications to achieve continuous vibration monitoring for rotating machinery and equipment.

The solution combines data collection, vibration analysis algorithms, computation and network connection tasking in a single, ultra-compact edge device – ADLINK’s MCM-100. It facilitates preventative maintenance of machinery, tooling, plant equipment and automation equipment, with fast and simple setup and configuration.

To build and deploy the device, Arrow worked with Microsoft’s Azure IoT Central, an IoT app platform that eliminates the complexity of managing, operating, securing and scaling an IoT solution. Without the requirement for deep cloud expertise or agonising about managing infrastructure, Azure IoT Central allows companies to deploy the MCM-100 and deliver real business value faster.

The company integrated the hardware and cloud-based software to offer a complete, repeatable solution using the industry-leading platforms from both companies.

“Manufacturing companies need to get to proof of value in a fast, safe and cost-effective way,” says Ashish Parikh, vice president of IoT platforms and solutions at Arrow. “With the help of Microsoft’s platform, Arrow was able to provide additional services and resources to complement and connect ADLINK’s industrial Edge IoT solution so customers can reliably analyse and visualise real-time event data in the Azure Cloud.”

By Natasha Shek