GE and FLSmidth have partnered to create develop the minerals processing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
“The new solutions developed on GE’s cloud-based Predix platform will leverage FLSmidth’s expertise in cement and minerals processing and GE’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities to maximise the potential of connected equipment units, helping the cement and mining industry to increase productivity,” FLSmidth said in a company statement.
“FLSmidth will build their solutions on top of GE’s Predix platform with applications for managing process flows thereby allowing customers to leverage process data and analytics for monitoring, benchmarking their performance and predicting maintenance of their equipment.”
Jens Almdal, FLSmidth’s head of global R&D explained that while miners collect high volumes of data, only a small fraction is actually used.
“This will be the first available solution for a full coherent process monitoring to leverage optimisation solutions offered by a full service provider.”