Manufacturers of complex machinery need to monitor it, regardless of its location, to ensure flawless operation and maximum uptime.
As an example, a manufacturer of batteries for mobile container cranes wants to monitor the condition of the batteries, for signs of declining performance, wear and tear etc. Key battery components are equipped with sensors measuring mission critical parameters like voltage, temperature, pressure, humidity, etc. Data is collected and forwarded via a DATAEAGLE 7050 mobile radio gateway. This gateway is specially developed to operate under harsh conditions, e.g. being surrounded by metal, a well-known challenge for radio communication.
Also, as the batteries are scattered in container terminals all over the world, mobile radio is the most suitable connectivity solution, because it offers global coverage at an attractive price. Moreover, mobile radio secures independence from local infrastructure.
With this IoT infrastructure in place the manufacturer – or a company trusted with maintaining and servicing the batteries – can access vital data to perform predictive maintenance and to secure optimal operation of the equipment at any time.