A successful digital enterprise journey requires the right technology and the right people. Achieve vetted both before introducing anything to our customers.

There are two key elements to a successful digital enterprise project – the right people and the right technology. You can’t have one without the other and Achieve combines the two to form a complete ecosystem for our customers. We recognize that every manufacturer has their own vision for the future, and we have the right technology and the right people for projects at all levels of complexity. We say this with utmost confidence because we’ve lived it.

Achieve’s first year was dedicated to vetting out the Siemens software platform. We built a lab called the “Thincubater”, where our engineers loaded the software and starting programming, developing, and testing to understand how it worked in real-time on different kinds of projects. Only then could we say we had the right technology. Today, our customers can join us in the Thincubator to see the software in action for themselves.

Once we had the right platform and we knew the level of people needed to deploy it, we set out to identify and evaluate technology partners. We traveled around the country to explore partnerships and only those that met our rigorous requirements became certified Achieve|DE Digital Enterprise Partners. These are the right people – they understand the technology better than anyone else in the country, and they’re committed to customer success.

Equipment Monitoring and Asset Management Solutions:

One of the most significant constraints that can be addressed inside an industrial plant is equipment asset reliability. Here are some of the symptoms that a plant is experiencing asset management issues:

  • Unexpected Downtime
  • Higher than average maintenance costs
  • Production scalability problems across sites
  • Lack of technician understanding and development of technicians

Many organizations today are running equipment to failure because the technology and software-based solutions available on the market are not cost effective to help them with their maintenance and asset management. But lower cost alternatives have recently been developed that do help to:

  • Move from Time-Based Maintenance to Predictive Maintenance
  • Convert from Paper-based work Instructions to Electronic Instructions
  • Augment mobile technician’s knowledge in the field
  • Enable Remote Experts to view and troubleshoot
  • Gather and analyze of information to improve asset performance management
  • Auto create maintenance workorders and notify key personnel
  • Adjust spare parts stocking quantities to match risk and criticality of equipment

In response to these needs, Achieve|DE has partnered with best in class software vendors and services providers to develop and test new technology solutions to cost effectively enable your maintenance and reliability organization.

Mobile Maintenance Tech Enablement through Augmented Reality

This solution displays information relevant to nearby process equipment on mobile and wearable devices. Users simply point their device camera at equipment to display related live process data (from PLC, SCADA or ODBC compliant systems) as well as active links to documents, schematics, videos, and forms. QR codes are used to identify equipment or process areas, also known as Points of Interest or POIs. AR capable Apple IOS devices and Microsoft HoloLens view the POI resources in an AR Scene that, once created, is persistent across all similar devices. The solution also contains a form creator and event notification feature. iQagent is available for use on mobile devices such as Windows tablets, iPad, iPhone and Android as well as wearables.

Benefits include:

  • Maintenance Staff have instant access to all relevant manuals, schematics and documentation
  • Engineers and Technicians view live process data from PLCs, SCADA, and Production Databases, based on where they are working in the plant.
  • Production Supervisors ‘show’ downtime and process issues to offsite resources, rather than waiting for them to arrive while production is stopped.
  • Managers and Executives stay on top with live KPIs right on their smart phone or tablet, anywhere they have a connection to the plant network.
Solutions iQAgent

Condition Monitoring for Early Stage Damage Detection in Mechanical Equipment

This solution monitors the mechanical components of motors, generators, pumps, fans and gear units by utilizing new low cost, real-time controllers with integrated Condition Monitoring to significantly reduced the cost to proactively managing equipment reliability and to increase utilization. Used for predictive maintenance, this solution detects significant changes in operating parameters as a result of wear and can consequently detect early stage failures, enabling maintenance activities to be better planned and carried out on schedule.

The goal is to identify equipment problems before they become catastrophic and diagnoses the problems to know what to repair, adjust or replace. This allows you to monitor to identify problems early and bring in experts to diagnose the source and additionally to diagnose the source to know what to repair, adjust or replace.

Benefits include:

  • Easy application to existing machinery
  • Early detection of mechanical damage using onboard analysis
  • Built-in diagnostics and visualization, trend analysis for experts
  • Simple localization of damage using fingerprint comparison
  • Recording with time stamp of trend values, raw data, frequency spectra and alarms
  • Long Term Archiving for future comparison
  • Notification of alarms through text and or email

Industrial Data Bridge and Application Server to manage IT and OT integration

Integration and maintenance of plant data from the sensor up to plant applications can be messy and time-consuming. The Industrial Data Bridge connects all of the plant floor including PLC, SCADA, condition monitoring and mobile data in a common repository that can be used to feed all client applications and users. Put it in once and use it for all the operations management applications in the plant.

Benefits include:

  • Minimize software layers required to provide information to users
  • A common tag naming and plant-to-enterprise data model
  • Abstraction of application information from the communication required to connect to the sensor or control system. Changes in either maintain the connection.
  • Data transformation -calculations, event detection, alarming and corresponding actions
  • Reduced network traffic due to a publish and subscribe communications
  • An object-oriented environment allows the creation of templates and standards for which applications and communications are developed and maintained
  • Management of real-time plant floor data and historical information in a single database
  • High performance data access and security maintained a single system
  • Visualization of information- displays, video, trends, dashboards and reports
Data Bridge Diagram