GE Digital – An Insight into Futuristic Manufacturing

The Industrial dynamism is at its peak as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is introducing innovative ways to deliver faster and larger output. The 21st Century Industrial Revolution is upon us with several organisations in various sectors such as Automobile and Healthcare using IIoT to gain an upper hand over their industrial competition.

IoT’s involvement in the manufacturing industry has been massive. Its ability to reduce human labour and automate various tasks in the manufacturing lifecycle is raising many eyebrows in the industry. Currently, all the market trend setters are planning to inculcate IIoT in their operations, which could mean that the emerging brands could follow them in the future as well. In the United States of America, our set of experts at General Electric have found a way to digitize the organisation’s re manufacturing unit in Grove City, Pennsylvania to indulge in smart and faster manufacturing.

This digitization is made possible by the in-house product, the GE Digital Software. It is a specialised software integrated with IIoT. At present, the remanufacturing facility, with the aid of GE Digital Software, is restoring and fixing 1200 dilapidated engines that are sent to the unit each year. We make use of software, devices and sensors to first understand the engine performance and then understand the extent and the kind of repair it will need to function in full flow once again.

The software displays data analysis on all the floors of the site which allows the site technicians and production heads to monitor the remanufacturing process and operate on heavy machinery. It 96 distinct stations to report out in real time and the data can be accessed by the technicians and heads within seconds. The IIoT enabled software has had several positive impacts on our manufacturing cycle making the workflow faster and efficient. The data which took 5 days for consolidation previously, is now gathered real-time. It has also helped our remanufacturing unit to go completely paper-less within just five years of incorporation. Through this software, GE Digital is leading its way towards a Smart revolution.

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