Telit, Gibson Engineering deploy Industrial IoT at ports to boost productivity
Gibson deployed at one of the world’s largest port its industrial solution powered by Telit deviceWISE EDGE Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform
IoT specialist Telit and its partner, Gibson Engineering, are deploying technology with the aim of helping industrial firms to increase productivity at shipping ports globally.
At the request of one of the world’s largest ports, Gibson deployed its industrial solution powered by Telit deviceWISE EDGE—a no-code Industrial IoT (IIoT) platform that collects data from any machine and integrates with any IT system—to enable operations optimization, preventive maintenance, and efficiency control.
In a release, Telit noted that American ports are under pressure to increase productivity and reduce the waiting time for ships to deliver and offload goods as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the platform, Gibson enables continuous real-time monitoring and data collection from essential machines such as cranes used in the port’s logistics processes. Telit highlighted that a single crane disruption in the middle of the day can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses to the port and to the companies that depend on it.
“We selected Telit’s deviceWISE EDGE as it is the most flexible and capable IIoT platform available,” said Kurt Evans, business development engineer at Gibson. “We developed the solution in a few weeks and implemented it in just days, which provided our customer immediate ROI during such a challenging time.”
Telit said it has been investing during decades to develop its no-code IIoT deviceWISE EDGE platform, enabling industrial enterprises to visualize machine data, create custom dashboards and health management information to see trends, and make more intuitive business decisions. Telit also noted that data can be transformed and analyzed at the edge and integrated with any enterprise system. With machine data visibility, processes can be automated and optimized to give managers real-time visualization and predictive maintenance alerts before a problem occurs, the firm added.
“Industrial companies are heavily investing in Industry 4.0 IIoT solutions, and now ports can take advantage of these disruptive, state-of-the-art technologies,” said Ricardo Buranello, head of Telit’s IoT platforms business unit. “We are proud of our partnership with Gibson and this solution, which can be replicated in any port around the world to increase productivity and reduce costs.”