IoT Service Hub

Create data-driven operations and services

Product Overview

The Internet of Things (IoT) has drastically transformed the manufacturing and field service business. With it, companies are no longer limited to managing the maintenance of production assets based on equipment age or usage to stay ahead of costly failures.

Hitachi Solutions IoT Service Hub enables organizations who manage industrial equipment assets to maximize operational efficiency. Delivering autonomous predictive service capabilities, the solution intelligently predicts failures, initiates corrective actions, and facilitates the repair process—all to prevent the failures before they occur.

Our IoT Service Hub solution is a combination of cloud-based software, data science, and integration services that allow organizations responsible for managing industrial equipment assets to transform their maintenance model from repair and replace to predict and prevent.

Business Outcomes

  • Increase equipment uptime – Uses machine learning to identify equipment anomalies before failures occur, optimizing productivity, reducing maintenance costs, and increasing operational efficiencies
  • Improve service delivery – Reduces equipment operating costs by transitioning from reactive to predictive maintenance, extending the useful life of equipment and optimizing service personnel
  • Create new service revenue streams – Produces recurring revenue streams by gathering and analyzing data that complements predictive maintenance, and presents opportunities to monetize services

Predictive maintenance

Pinpoints equipment and component issues and failures before they occur, leading to reduced maintenance costs and unplanned equipment downtime, and extending useful life of capital equipment.

Equipment monitoring and telemetry
Collects data at remote or inaccessible points and transmits for monitoring to increase the understanding of what’s occurring at the edge and transition from reactive to proactive maintenance.

Field service automation and repair
Monitors and assesses machine “health,” making it possible to know exactly what needs to be repaired, along with the necessary parts and technical skill levels. Automation also includes the ability to track parts, technicians, equipment warranties, and automate the flow of work orders, invoices, inventory, time/expenses, and more.

Rules-based equipment management

Uses rules-based diagnostic systems to analyze equipment performance, detect abnormalities, and trends. Sensors installed in equipment derive real-time and near-real-time data for analysis.

Production optimization
Increases production yield and quality by collecting and analyzing machine performance to identify potential issues, discover root causes of problems, and reduce break-fix incidents.

What-if simulation
Makes “virtual” changes to machine functionality to determine potential outcomes, such as increasing the speed of an assembly line by 10 percent to test the potential wear and tear on components.

Equipment certification management
Automates tracking of details on equipment and assets, including ensuring equipment complies with regulatory standards.

Energy utilization and fuel consumption

Uses data captured at the edge to assess the energy usage of machinery and vehicles, with the goal of reducing energy or fuel consumption.

Fleet and route optimization
Uses IoT devices to monitor tank levels, driver behavior, and fuel utilization to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. This data is also used to improve equipment turnaround and more knowledgeably maintain and fix vehicles.

Workplace safety

Improves worker safety by predictively identifying environmental and machinery issues and repairing them before they potentially cause a safety hazard.