For almost 40 years, Toshiba Group has been providing solutions to remotely monitor and control a variety of devices and systems, including social infrastructure, power, and elevators. OperateX is a cloud service made possible by the knowledge and expertise we have developed from such activities.
OperateX enables maintenance operations of facilities in the future. The reason why we offer this service is because we want to respond to the increasing number of factory and plant owners who want to “avoid investing in large equipment and install the system easily”. Another major reason is that the need to introduce telework has increased due to the spread of work style reform. In addition, advances in IoT and sensing technology have made it easier to acquire data from devices, which has also helped in providing the service.
OperateX allows each customer to use the necessary services appropriate for their operations. As a standard service, we provide functions ranging from data collection and storage to form generation and visualization, including system maintenance, as well as APIs* and development environments that can be customized by customers individually. The OperateX service allows you to manage equipment and power (energy) in your distributed production sites remotely from anywhere. For example, you can select and display a location from a map or a list and check the list of events, such as KPIs** or alerts, that have occurred within that location. You can also see detailed information such as equipment operation states, trend graphs of energy usage plans and actual usage, process flows, and so forth.
*API: Application Programming Interface
**KPI: Key Performance Indicator (KPI)
Among these services, the energy usage management services are particularly helpful to factory and plant owners. OperateX manages the planned supply of energy according to the capacity of the power equipment, the planned use of energy based on the production plan, and the actual energy used. By understanding the variations in energy reserve and usage from the supply and demand trends, you can aim for optimal energy use that is neither excessive nor insufficient. Reducing the excessive use of energy will not only reduce costs, but also lead to conservation of energy.
You can also create forms based on actual and aggregated data. In addition, we believe that the collected data can be analyzed by Toshiba Analytics AI “SATLYS” to create new value, such as forecasts and optimization.
OperateX helps to solve the problem of keeping the supply of energy by identifying problems and breakdowns of power equipment before they occur, in addition to ensuring the safety and increasing the efficiency at the sites where the equipment in factories and plants are located and managed. It is a service that enables you to optimize your operations for the advancement of your business.