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IIOT : the Allimand Group in the active reflection phase and is considering a real investment strategy in automation

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With the advent of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), connected objects are starting to make their way into the industry, and corollary of this expansion, connected maintenance. The Allimand Group is reflecting on the subject. "In the last few years, our Group has initiated a concept of preventive maintenance, aimed at defining the number of operating hours of a part and potentially the need to change it. These services are now managed by the Allimand Services department", explains Gilles Turrel, Allimand’s Automation Manager.
Automation is currently moving towards industrial computing. Maintenance and monitoring are not limited to the analysis of data ; the goal is to provide users with features to facilitate their tasks. Why not move in the medium term, to the preventive maintenance of a speciality machine via connected sensors that will trace the information such as temperature, pressure or level of wear of a part of the machine...?
"When we are able to consolidate this data which is currently capitalized by the Allimand Group’s start-up and maintenance technical teams - field data and data provided by the machine control systems - we will then be able to analyze them, define operating matrices, interact on this data remotely and make maintenance predictions" says Gilles Turrel.
Today, the Allimand Group is considering a real investment strategy in automation, in order to be able to collect data from remote machines via an advanced digital infrastructure. "It’s about moving towards Industry 5.0, production-oriented, in order to collect information to a data acquisition system on a server with careful data analysis" argues Franck Rettmeyer, Allimand Group CEO. The goal is to be able to interact on this data remotely and to be able to adapt the paper machines accordingly. In addition to digitization, Franck Rettmeyer also puts the related data security issues into perspective, in order to guard against potential cyber-attacks, given the increasing connectivity of equipment