Google Cloud’s new Manufacturing Connect is a factory edge platform co-developed with Litmus Automation that quickly connects to, and streams data from nearly any manufacturing asset and industrial system to Google Cloud. This new solution is based on an extensive library of more than 250 machine protocols.
Deep integration with the Manufacturing Data Engine unlocks rapid data intake into Google Cloud for processing machine and sensor data. The ability to deploy containerized applications and ML models to the edge enables new dimensions of use cases, Google Cloud said.
Once data is centralized and harmonized, it can then be used to address a growing set of industry-specific use cases, including machine-level anomaly detection, which helps manufacturers identify anomalies as they occur and provides alerts—by leveraging Google Cloud’s Time Series Insights API—on real-time machine and sensor data such as noise, vibration, or temperature.
When Manufacturing Connect is integrated with the Manufacturing Data Engine, engineers and plant managers can automatically set up new machines and factories, enabling standardized dashboards, KPIs, and on-demand insights into the data to uncover new opportunities throughout the factory.