UK industrial systems integration company Boulting Technology has announced a digital alliance with Siemens.
Boulting has joined Siemens’ MindSphere Partner Program: MindSphere is a cloud-based, open IoT operating system that connects products, plants, systems and machines, enabling businesses to harness data generated by the Internet of Things with advanced analytics.
Using MindSphere, Boulting says it will work with its customers to develop powerful industrial applications, “which are intended to optimise the entire value chain, from design, production planning and engineering to services.”
The software allows for immediate asset monitoring that can be configured quickly and efficiently. Once set up, users can locate connected assets at a glance on a geographical map, which is particularly beneficial for those operating multiple sites.
Nick Boughton, digital lead at Boulting Technology, said: “As the industrial sector continues to be transformed by IoT technologies, one of the biggest challenges plant managers are faced with is how quickly systems can connect, while remaining secure at all times.
“MindSphere helps us change this, dismantling the barriers surrounding industrial digital technologies by allowing both Siemens and non-Siemens assets to connect, creating a direct and secure connection for data transmission.”
Boughton said that “with every piece of plant equipment providing a mountain of data, our partnership with Siemens will enable our customers to harness their own big data in a bid to improve operational efficiency in the plant”.
He explained: “Big data is not a new concept, however many manufacturers still fail to make the most of it. From collection to aggregation and analytics, we will be there every step of the way, advising on the best course of action to stay ahead of the competition.”
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