Wearables connect human and machine
MORYX in use on smartwatch at Phoenix Contact
With wearables to Factory 4.0
When the clock reports standstill
Since 2019, MORYX has also been used as an interactive application. In the associated pilot project, the goal was to identify areas in production where modern technology can improve processes and reduce costs. In the meantime, thanks to MORYX, response times to plant failures are drastically reduced and monitoring of the plant can be done very easily via a smart watch.
What is it about?
MORYX makes it possible for production employees to view the current status of the plant at any time and from anywhere – simply via a smartwatch. In addition, operators can request support from skilled workers via support requests from the plant.
Challenges before the introduction of MORYX
No possibility to have an overview of all plants and their status
In most cases, the space available does not permit all the systems for which an employee is responsible to be in the same line of sight.
Large time losses in the event of system failure
Skilled workers are not directly aware if a system fails during productive operation
How did we proceed?
Development in close coordination with customers
Within the company, a machine operator has expressed a need for a solution for the digitalization of a plant. The wish was expressed for notifications issued by the plant to be played on a smartwatch via notification.
In addition to this main requirement, further requirements for the application were identified in discussions with the customer.
Implementation of a directly reusable solution
We were able to distribute the development effort among different customers, yet they all received their desired, individual and complete solution.
For this, our software developers developed a demo version, and iteratively, in consultation with the customers, it was then decided what the next development steps would be.
Retrofitting for further plants possible without any problems
The Smart Watch application has a connection to the order overview, to the notification module and to a Phoenix Contact-internal support call module.
As with all other MORX applications, retrofitting to other systems is possible without any problems and is currently being carried out at the Blomberg location.
At a glance
Faster response times
of employees in the event of a production stoppage
Less production stoppage
due to faster elimination of errors
easily configurable for additional systems