Industrial IoT

 

Industrial IoT (IIoT) is the process of extracting data from PLCs to better understand things like uptime, downtime, productivity and maintenance needs to help make smarter, more informed decisions.

Your manufacturing plant already has PLCs that tell each machine what to do. PLCs are constantly informing the industrial process. But what if this communication could be two way? What is your PLC waiting to tell you?

With Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions from Caravela, you can immediately begin collecting data and gleaning insights from your programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Sound expensive and complex? Think again. It’s as simple as adding a communication device to your existing PLCs and sending that data to the cloud. Our team of experts will ensure that your data will be accurately collected, securely stored and turned into information that you can use to make important decisions every day.

Learn what time a machine goes down, what happened, and how long it took to remedy. See what times of the day your machines are the most productive. Understand how to increase efficiency in each part of the manufacturing process. Your PLCs are already collecting this data, but it is not being stored. What a waste! Even if you’re not sure that you’re ready to use the data – it is extremely affordable to capture it, and it will be ready for you when you have the teams or systems in place to analyze it. 

Caravela’s Industrial IoT (IIoT) solutions are capable of integrating with a variety of PLCs, including:

Step 1

Communicate

We enable your PLCs to communicate via a separate, secure cellular connection. Data that was previously expunged is now available to be collected, analyzed and understood!

Step 2

Collect

Caravela’s system safely sends real-time PLC data to a cloud-based open source database. Data is securely tagged, sent and stored, for immediate availability.

Step 3

Visualize

Caravela can help integrate your data into a visualization product like Grafana or Tableau – or create a custom dashboard to suit your needs.

Step 4

Analyze

Glean insights, predict problems, improve accuracy, make more informed business decisions, increase profits and more. What will your data help you do? 

Data Visualization

Caravela’s solutions are entirely open source. This means that you can use your data in limitless ways – integrating with a variety of different solutions without being tethered to a high-cost, proprietary software package and lengthy contract.

Our open source storage solutions allow you to use your data in any software, storage or infrastructure that works for you. Tools such as Grafana or Tableau help many of our customers visualize their data.

In need of custom visualization help? The Caravela team can bring your data to life with a configurable, flexible and seamless single pane of glass dashboard. Imagine having all the information you need, right at your fingertips? Our team will work with you to create a custom dashboard with the information most important to you. Consolidate all your PLCs to one easy to read dashboard that will inform leadership, employees or investors.

A sample of a Caravela IoT custom dashboard visualization tool for PLC data. Our Industrial IoT (IIoT) dashboarding can provide a single pane of glass for data from all your PLCs.

Start Collecting Your PLC Data Now!

Caravela’s open source solutions make Industrial IoT a reality for many manufacturers that had previously thought it was out of their reach. Get started for as little as $3000. Monthly data storage rates for most customers are less than $400/month! Get started today. Simply fill out the form below.

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