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Vacuum Pump Solution Avoids Unplanned Downtime and Scrap Events

In order to scale up operations, loT Systems’ client needed a system to monitor vacuum pumps and provide managers with actionable data at near real-time speeds from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. The vacuum pumps are part of vertical furnaces that prepare semiconductor wafers at precise temperatures and pressures according to their clients’ exact specifications. If a pump was about to fail and a manager did not see the alarm, it could lead to a scrap event, costing the client revenue, delaying production with unplanned downtime, and increasing overall manufacturing costs. Managers could not see alarms in real time unless they physically walked around the floor, making predictive maintenance and preventing scrap events harder as the client scaled upwards.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • IoT Systems
    IoT Systems is an Industrial IoT company focused on integrating the power of cloud connected industrial systems with the latest automation technologies.Our unique cross-disciplinary team of software, electrical, mechanical, and automation engineers understand industrial cyber-physical systems.no matter the stage of your iot effort, our industrial iot solutions can be deployed quickly according to your requirements.As an Amazon Web Services Advanced Technology Partner, IoT Systems builds, deploys, and manages Industrial IoT solutions using only the most secure and scalable web services.
  • TECHNOLOGIES
  • Analytics & Modeling - Predictive Analytics
    Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Data Visualization
    Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
    Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Edge Computing Platforms
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Electronics
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Maintenance
  • USE CASES
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • ABOUT CUSTOMER
  • Semiconductor firm that produces semiconductor wafers.
  • CUSTOMER NAME
  • Undisclosed
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • Cellular
    MQTT
    Satellite
    WebSocket
    Wi-Fi
  • SOLUTION
  • IoT Systems installed the SenseQ edge computing solution. SenseQ monitors the data coming from the sensors on the pump and sends alarms to managers via email or SMS when the data indicates that the pump is about to fail. SenseQ’s dashboard, which works on the equipment owner’s smartphone or tablets, also allows managers to visualize data from multiple pumps over longer periods of time without physical inspections or manual data entries. This makes it possible to set benchmarks and evaluate performance over time to make previously invisible information visible.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Alarms For Automated Applications, Cycle Times, Device Status, Operation Performance, Temperature
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - OEE]
    More efficiently predict the capabilities and limitations of their vacuum pumps by evaluating performance over elapsed time.
    Impact #2
    [Product Improvement - Scalability]
    Better positioned to meet operational demands and yield targets as well as scale more efficiently
    Impact #3
    [Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
    Conduct predictive maintenance with quicker response times, and consequently lower risks of scrap events
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • PARTNER
  • Amazon Web Services
    Amazon Web Services has developed the managed cloud platform AWS IoT to let connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. AWS IoT can support billions of devices and trillions of messages, and can process and route those messages to AWS Endpoints and to other devices reliably and securely. With AWS IoT, your applications can keep track of and communicate with all your devices, all the time, even when they aren’t connected.
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