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ABB Case Study

Top ABB customers asked for advanced services and faster parts replacement to keep their plants up and running, where production downtime can cost up to $2 million per minute.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Fusion Connect
    Autodesk Fusion Connect is an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service that helps manufacturers to connect, analyze, and manage their products. It virtualizes machines, links them with reporting devices, and through analytics unlocks the data trapped inside—utilizing the unlimited computing power of a Cloud Native architecture. With smart, connected machines, manufacturers can offer higher service levels, reduce asset downtime, and lower maintenance and material costs.
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Equipment & Machinery
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Cellular
    CoAP
    IPv6
    MQTT
    Modbus
    Other frequency
  • USE CASES
  • CUSTOMER
  • ABB is one of the largest engineering companies as well as one of the largest conglomerates in the world. ABB has operations in around 100 countries, with approximately 135,000 employees.
  • SOLUTION
  • SeeControl partners designed a wireless access control unit that operates over GSM and Mobitex wireless networks to control access to a room. This same solution is also pre-built onto industrial lockers that can be dropped-shipped anywhere globally. Via keypads and keycards, they only allow access to authorized users, or temporary users who have the correct disposable PIN number or keycard. The solution is optionally married to a barcode scanner or RFID reader so that the manager knows with certainty who has accessed and used/returned materials. A central web application controls and reports on access and also records inventory control and management activity at remote sites.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Inventory Levels, Maintenance Records, Wireless Coverage
  • SOLUTION TYPE
  • SOLUTION MATURITY
  • Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Data Management - Data Analysis]
    Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to generate valuable intelligence about when to sell a new product, based on excessive part replacements.
    Impact #2
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    ABB acquired an additional 100 customers over the first two years of service and increased core products sales 150% over prior years.

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