Most Italian companies use dated brownfield machinery that still functions well from a production point of view, but can’t fully perform as they are not connected to the internet or to any other greenfield machinery in the plant.
Being able to interconnect cross-gen machinery in covered and non-networked locations and being able to disengage from the vendor lock-in of machinery manufacturers is among the main advantages of a complete Industry 4.0 adoption.
The solution proposed by the Zerynth team involved not only a complete retrofitting action on the machinery present in the plant, but also a complete and uniform connection for modern and legacy machinery.
In this way, it was possible to interconnect 4 machines in 2 different sites with only three total hours of installation, and a downtime of single machines being less than 30 minutes.
In a very short time, LEF was able to implement the Zerynth IoT platform on their machinery present in the plant, in addition to digitizing their old generation machinery. Doing it this way, it was possible to actively monitor both shop floors.
The reliability of the Zerynth platform guarantees security in the exchange of production data, which are stored on the Cloud and, in the event of a network failure, saved with temporary on-the-edge backup solutions.