Connected Machines

Today the automation industry is strongly influenced by available technologies and new processes development: not by chance, machines and organizations have been revised to increase efficiency and flexibility, needed to satisfy ever more quickly the market requests. And it’s exactly here that IMA Digital came to life to support the most fascinating manufacturing challenge: the realization of Smart and Connected Machines, equipment capable of autonomously manage the production and self-regulate through empowered algorithms and superior control logics.

Connecting equipment through Smart Manufacturing technologies guarantees a considerable number of advantages:

  • increasing the knowledge of the system;
  • improving production efficiency;
  • planning of corrective actions to optimize processes;
  • avoiding damage and malfunctions by setting predictive strategies;

Connected Machines

Today the automation industry is strongly influenced by available technologies and new processes development: not by chance, machines and organizations have been revised to increase efficiency and flexibility, needed to satisfy ever more quickly the market requests. And it’s exactly here that IMA Digital came to life to support the most fascinating manufacturing challenge: the realization of Smart and Connected Machines, equipment capable of autonomously manage the production and self-regulate through empowered algorithms and superior control logics.

Connecting equipment through Smart Manufacturing technologies guarantees a considerable number of advantages:

  • increasing the knowledge of the system;
  • improving production efficiency;
  • planning of corrective actions to optimize processes;
  • avoiding damage and malfunctions by setting predictive strategies;

The Power of Data

In recent years, cyber security has become a dominant theme in the manufacturing world. Hacker attacks are increasingly frequent and put data, systems and people at risk. The problem is now solved with A4GATE, the integrated hardware and software solution to protect data confidentiality, system operations and operator safety.

A4gate:

  • Is the safe place between your smart machines and external remote uncontrolled accesses.
  • Integrates fundamental functions for the world of smart machines. This hardware and software solution configures edge components of IIoT(Industrial Internet of Things) software in order to make full use of the security features.
  • Manages over 150 interface protocols (OPCxx, MQTT, Modbus and EtherNet/IP) as well as situations of network failure and electrical continuity.

IMA Sentinel is the platform that allows customers to autonomously monitor machines conditions in real-time 24/7, collecting raw data and translating them into meaningful and valuable information. IMA Sentinel provides:

  • Intelligent and dynamic action list to help improve efficiency.
  • Machine data statistics for smart line harmonization.
  • Real average performance for accurate production planning.

The IMA Control Rooms have been designed to make the most of the data arriving from the machines and able to support customers in improving their production processes. Using the know-how of IMA, it becomes possible for the customer to receive detailed reports, specific alerts and general support 24/7, taking charge of operational problems with the aim of generating new technological solutions and improve production results.

The IMA Control Room provides:

  • Alerting service.
  • Reporting service.
  • General support 24/7, taking charge of operational problems.