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Metso selects Rockwell to provide IoT platform

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Metso has selected Rockwell Automation to deliver a global industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform to connect, monitor, and perform analytics for Metso’s equipment and services. According to the Finnish engineering company, the IoT platform will result in “improved efficiency and profitability” for its aggregates customers.

The digital solution will collect and store date from Metso’s equipment around the globe – both new and existing – providing predictive analytics, preventative maintenance, and remote asset monitoring.

“For our aggregates customers, access to real-time data enables higher uptime, faster, and safer shutdowns – and ultimately more tonnage processed at lower cost,” said Jani Puroranta, Chief Digital Officer, Metso.

“Enabled by an industrial IoT platform from Rockwell Automation and global coverage with Microsoft Azure's data centres, Metso can deliver analysed equipment data into the hands of its customers for advanced decision making."

The IoT solution is built on Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk Cloud platform, which is powered by Microsoft Azure. Metso has been working with Rockwell on a pilot programme since 2015, remotely monitoring an Africa-based mining crusher from a location in Wisconsin. The company was able to use the date collected to identify opportunities for improvement in machine performance.

"Metso has an inspiring vision to deliver powerful analytics and information solutions in mining and aggregates that will drive business results for customers" said Blake Moret, president and CEO, Rockwell Automation. "This is the type of foresight and focus on application of IoT across operations that we are excited to see developing in all industries."

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