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Integration and Verification of Data in Manual Entry Tools

Dear lector, It’s common to us remind you the importance of Industry 4.0 in our articles. The transition from an electronic model not connected to an industry that concatenates its processes in a digital ecosystem. Where all its technology is working in a coordinated way thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). This is not only a product of the computer science advancement of equipment, it is also a response to the demanding demands of a rapidly changing market. Businesses and industries now use all kinds of tools to monitor their equipment in real time and predictively, such as asset performance management (APM), condition-based maintenance (CBM), etc. But there is a method that despite the years is still fundamental for the maintenance of the assets of an industry and that is the face-to-face inspection. The verification of the equipment and tools of a company is essential to manage its correct operation, even the other tools seek to be complementary to the maintenance scheduling. The importance of having your machines in good condition helps to improve safety within the work center, to know the deficiencies obtained by wear or improper use, even to know if their designs are not optimal for production requirements. All this thanks to the efforts of the company to obtain the greatest amount of information that an asset can give us. inspector with a tablet watching a production line

Why we should do the condition-based maintenance?

Previously, asset information obtained from inspections was fragmented and scattered. In other words, computer systems were complex for each type of variable and had constant requests for changes, which made maintenance processes heavy and limited the budget to analyze their data. A cost that involved the efforts to enter the original information and then transfer it manually from one medium to another. This obstructed business decision about relevant data, even making it unreliable for business objectives. Currently, thanks to the interconnectivity of industries 4.0, data have obtained great value, being integrated at the moment and easily accessible, they have greater relevance for business decisions, saving in labor to be transferring data from one format to another, involving several areas and lightening the load in the use of different softwares. This data integration is a great competitive advantage in every industry, which can also have permanent verification, that is, the data backup does not contain errors, verifying it here guarantees that it is readable without resorting to other external validation elements. A tool that can take advantage of these characteristics in industrial inspections are the forms, these manual entry applications can be created to work in the best way for your business. Piper Solutions has achieved that its manual entry tool, Enterprise Forms, can process heterogeneous information from different sources, making it more secure, reliable and performed in real time, thus reducing the workload on analysts. The use of a single source no longer allows it to be repeated on different devices and its unification process helps to democratize access to this data, making it much more valuable since it is now useful. Our team of engineers would help define the data at a metadata level and maintain it, an extremely delicate management that is always recommended to be left in the hands of experts, because this would avoid undoing errors that complicate information reports.
Thanks to the interconnectivity of the 4.0 industries, the data has obtained great value, being integrated at the moment and easily accessible
The benefits of integration and verification in manual entry forms in industries 4.0 are a reality and are urgent to be competitive. We always invite our readers not to focus on applications that cannot create a synergy with your way of processing data, it is more advisable to get a team of experts who will build a tool tailored to your business requirements.