Aarbakke used Industrial DataOps software provided by Cognite, including Cognite Data Fusion™, to create a dashboard of CNC machine alarms, helping engineers reduce the number of breakdowns and extend the lifetime of the machines.
20-30% reduced service costs
Reduced downtime and unplanned stops
Timely alerts ordered by priority
Aarbakke and Cognite first liberated data about machine alarms from its source system, ingesting it into Cognite Data Fusion (CDF).
With all data streaming from one place, the developers then created a dashboard that shows an overview of all alarms but also groups alarms by machine and issue. This helps service engineers pinpoint specific issues and machines and take targeted maintenance actions to address them.
Aarbakke and Cognite plan to add more functionality to the dashboard in the future, including a feature that lets service managers assign levels of criticality to alarms, ensuring that the alarms they deem most important will always be featured at the top of the list.
Improved monitoring of operational parameters and the ability to look at records of alarms and warnings centrally will reduce the number of breakdowns and extend the lifetime of the machines. Beyond that, collecting cleaned, contextualized data about alarms will help drive Aarbakke toward a future in which the company can predict potential failures before they happen.
Aarbakke estimates that the dashboard will cut service costs by 20-30%, reduce downtime, and avoid unplanned stops due to mechanical reasons.