New cloud app for recording and analysing safety-related data

03 January 2018

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New cloud app for recording and analysing safety-related dataPhoenix Contact is launching a cloud application that can be used for recording and analysing safety-related data. With PROFICLOUD, companies receive important information on the optimisation of sequences in production.

The safety of machinery is a critical subject for machine operators, plant engineers and systems manufacturers. Their first priority is the safety of machine users, but this can also cause unplanned operational interruptions. A common cause of failures is inadequate design. The ability to access safety system data via the Internet of Things (IoT) in real time and to convert this into meaningful information unlocks enormous potential. With Phoenix Contact cloud-based systems, status information on standard and safety functions are transmitted continuously via a Profinet control system to the PROFICLOUD. This information is then evaluated there.

Thanks to the holistic consideration of resources and machinery, completely new opportunities are opened up for operators and designers to increase the operational performance. This enables, for example, the determination of inter-dependencies between safety and process parameters; or the monitoring of operational and maintenance processes across the entire line during normal operation. With access to this information, measures can then be derived and operational patterns determined. The machine design can therefore be optimised and work sequences designed to be more efficient.

Follow the link to find out more about PROFICLOUD from Phoenix Contact.

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