Recent survey results reveal the number 1 concern amongst organisations whose activities involve industrial automation is trying to avoid unplanned operational system downtime. Furthermore, 75% of their IT and field service decision makers predict that machines will receive better preventative ‘healthcare’ than humans by 2020, thanks to the increasing use of artificial intelligence.
Yet despite continuing use of fully automated systems to keep systems such as manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, energy, security (etc) running constantly and efficiently, 82% of companies have experienced at least one unplanned operational system downtime outage in the past 3 years. (Average number of outages =2). Based on the Aberdeen Group’s independent research of unplanned downtime, average cost to automation driven organisations is more than £200K per hour. The average is more than than £1.5million in loss due to total outages in a 3 year period.
With smart systems and machinery requesting maintenance slots and predicting component failures before they occur, the need for an always on platform in industrial automation is greater than ever before.
Take a look at our industrial automation solutions to learn how we prevent any unplanned downtime for manufacturing and automation systems across multiple sectors.
Please contact us for more information on avoiding your own system downtime. Don’t let your organisations’s profits go up in smoke.
Survey conducted by US based Service Max.