Factory Control Tower: 4-hours Workshop


Cluster Reply Factory Control Tower enables manufacturers to bring the power of the internet of things (IoT) to their production room floors to enable Industry 4.0 technologies adoption

The solution makes it possible to remotely monitor and manage industrial assets in production environments and gain meaningful insights from near-real-time and historical data generated by that equipment. By connecting machines at the edge and presenting data in a single, comprehensive platform, manufacturers can easily access the data they need to make informed decisions around maintenance targets, production goals, and operational efficiency. The ability to move from a reactive or schedule-based approach to preventive maintenance can reduce costs for maintenance hours and lessen the need for equipment replacement. And because it leverages the agility of Azure, the solution is fully scalable and employs the highest level of data security. The solution leverages the following Azure services: • IoT Hub provides the ability to connect, monitor and manage billions of IoT assets. • Azure IoT Edge extends cloud intelligence and analytics to edge devices, and acts as a gateway for the cloud • Azure Data Factory: Processes raw data from external services and systems (ex. ERP) • Azure Stream Analytics provides real-time analytics on fast moving streams of data from applications and devices • Azure Cosmos DB: offers a multi-model database for unstructured data • Azure SQL: for relational data storage • Azure Data lake or blob storage: for cold storage useful to build a data lake • Azure AD: provides authentication • Azure Notification Hub: handles push notifications • Azure Machine Learning: for predictive maintenance • App Service: to host the solution Front-end and APIs

The workshop is structured in two sessions of 2 hours each:

First Session Agenda:

  • IIoT and Industry 4.0
  • Microsoft technologies and Reference architecture
  • Digital Transformation Journey
  • Business Case samples
  • Where are you now

Second Session Agenda:

  • Understand you context
  • Explore benefits and challenges
  • Define your Digital Transformation Journey
  • Prood Of Concept proposal