As a production metrics maven, I’m energized by a recent briefing for Jim Brown and me with Edge2Web, Inc. about their expansion to a second platform and first foray into applications. Now its low-code IoT tools Director and Flow Server run both on Siemens Digital Industries Software MindSphere and Amazon Web Services (AWS). This opens new horizons for customers that have selected the AWS IoT platform for both user-facing and back-end smart factory software development.
Their new Factory Insights manufacturing intelligence and OEE application sits on Amazon Web Services’ IoT SiteWise. The OT data it ingests is in an open platform, accessible to many tools and ready for integration. Built on Edge2Web’s proven low-code tools for IoT, this dashboard and scorecard-oriented application has value out of the box. It is also highly configurable and extensible to match the process, terminology, and priorities of each plant. While it is early days, we suspect the manufacturers who select Factory Insights are likely to have an easier time scaling out from a proof of concept to full enterprise-wide use. I also love that a free sandbox version is available for people to get a feel for setting up performance monitoring in Factory Insights. Thank you, Fred Holahan, for taking the time to update us on this exciting development!