An Architecture for Proactive Maintenance in the Machinery Industry
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Industry currently lives in an environment where change is continuous. Factors such as global competition, economic crisis, technological development and the fact that most products have shorter life cycles lead to this sector being under constant pressure to achieve higher profits. Companies face the need to revise their thinking in order to reshape their work processes. Organizations today are abandoning the reactive processes they have used up until now and are adopting proactive practices such as product life cycle planning and proactive maintenance through constant monitoring of equipment. This constant monitoring and interconnection of systems is called Industry 4.0. In this work, we propose an architecture that facilitates the implementation of Proactive Maintenance in a company that produces custom components for the machinery industry, specially the automotive industry, and helps the company improve its Ecoefficiency, allowing a reduction of costs.
KeywordsProactive maintenance Industry 4.0 Ambient intelligence Ecoefficiency Ubiquitous computing
The present work has been developed under the EUREKA—ITEA2 Project INVALUE (ITEA-13015), INVALUE Project (ANI|P2020 17990), and has received funding from FEDER Funds through NORTE2020 program and from National Funds through FCT under the project UID/EEA/00760/2013.
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