Maintenance & Reliability
Andritz presents Metris – Industrial IoT Solutions
By P&PC Staff
By P&PC Staff
Sep. 22, 2017 – International technology group Andritz has combined its Internet of Things (IoT) solutions under the technology brand Metris – Industrial IoT Solutions.
Andritz describes Metris technologies as the “very latest state-of-the-art in the IoT/Industry 4.0 sector” and can be tailored to individual customer requirements. Metris is based on three pillars of technology: Smart Sensors, Big Data, and Augmented Reality. In addition to the use of conventional Smart Sensor technologies for analysis of measurements and signals, Andritz offers micro and wireless sensors as well. This can be used to optimize operation of the plants or systems by analyzing specific parameters that are freely selected by the customer. In the Big Data sector, Metris products calculate production deviations through simulation processes and use them to derive the control actions required. In this way, for example, production downtime can be avoided or the use of consumables reduced, notes Andritz. With Augmented Reality applications, information is made visible where it is needed, which is on the spot at the plant itself. The technology focuses on showing the information in context so that the operating personnel gets the best possible support, particularly for complex control actions.