Tuesday 28 February 2017

*NEW RESEARCH* Thyssenkrupp Elevator: Using IoT to take lifts to the next level

Thyssenkrupp is a €39bn diversified industrial group with 156,000 people across 80 countries. The Group is organised into six business areas: Components Technology, Industrial Solutions, Materials Servicthyes, Steel Europe, Steel Americas, and Elevator Technology. In this new InfrastructureViews research note by Kate Hanaghan we take a look at the latter to understand how it is applying the Internet of Things (IoT) to address its critical business challenges.

For a company that supplies and maintains lifts, the key challenge is always going to be ensuring the safety and availability of the machinery/equipment. If a lift breaks down, it will almost immediately make the manufacturer unpopular with the customer and lift users, such is the impact of an out of order lift. More importantly, any serious mechanical issues need to be identified before they result in an accident. While accidents are thankfully rare, a malfunctioning lift is more common than you might imagine.

IoT and cloud-based analytics are at the heart of a solution that is set to be rolled out across tens of thousands of lifts this year. We take a look at the work Thyssenkrupp has undertaken with Microsoft Azure and CGI to transform both its maintenance processes and how its engineers work. Subscribers to InfrastructureViews can read the piece here: Thyssenkrupp Elevator: Using IoT to take lifts to the next level.

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Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:29' - Tagged: cloud   Azure   CGI