Industrial IoT specialists, CloudRail and NorthBay Solutions, an AWS Premier Partner and leading expert in data analytics, are excited to announce their strategic partnership. This partnership creates a unique opportunity for manufactures to harness the power of their assets’ data by allowing for the acquisition and analysis of that data from industrial machines, robots, sensors, and various operational technology (OT) platforms.
In this new age of Industrial IoT and connect factories, companies are seeking a competitive advantage to improve operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and maximize their industrial investments. Manufacturers’ assets collect hundreds, if not thousands of data points every millisecond, all of which tell a story. The story, if not properly weaved together through advanced analytics does not provide real-time, valuable insights into what is or likely will happen with your asset.
With the use of CloudRail’s IIoT Edge Box coupled with NorthBay’s advanced analytics prowess, harnessing the power of your machine data to drive manufacturing excellence and OEE has never been easier. The power of capturing and applying advanced analytics to your machine data is boundless. Companies who have already invested have reported benefits such as increased production output, reduction in unplanned downtime, and increased machine lifespan to name a few.
NorthBay Solutions will utilize CloudRail’s technology to extract and ingest data from industrial machinery and equipment applications. The solution makes it possible to connect modern plants (Greenfield) via common industrial protocols such as OPC-UA, as well as to retrofit older machines (Brownfield) with additional sensor technology.
The forging of the CloudRail / NorthBay partnership has resulted in bringing to market our first packaged IIoT StarterKit, offering a simple, cost-effective option to begin your IIoT journey. The StarterKit is a packaged solution that allows companies to quickly realize a PoC and validate IIoT requirements and effectiveness. The solution can then be scaled to accommodate larger and/or distributed plants.
“Our goal is to generate long-term business value for our customers through advanced analytics and actionable insights. With CloudRail’s technology coupled with NorthBay’s advanced analytics, AI, & ML prowess, we can now help companies maximize the value of their industrial assets and improve OEE for manufacturers around the globe” says Irfan Virk, CEO NorthBay Solutions
“NorthBay Solutions is a strong partner to deliver IIoT solutions globally. Their advanced analytics, AI, & ML expertise is unparalleled in the market, and we look forward to harnessing the power of this partnership in the markets we serve” says Philip Weber, Strategic Partner Manager at CloudRail.
High initial investments and unclear IT security requirements still make many customers hesitant. Completely unfounded, explains Felix Kollmar: “The solution meets the security requirements of large DAX companies and uses current standards. Moreover, with the help of CloudRail’s plug-and-play approach, prototypes can be realized within a week and then flexibly adapted. The cost-effective start into IIoT projects is also scalable to a complete IIoT ecosystem later on.” Felix Kollmar, CEO CloudRail.