Data connectivity delivers many benefits, from the smallest single-sensor application all the way up to huge, geographically dispersed plants with thousands of data points. As well as delivering real-time operational information within an enterprise, contemporary industrial network architectures also allow for controlled and secure data flow to external parties, who can offer remote monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting.
With many companies undergoing digital transformations, incorporating the means to allow the uninterrupted flow of information forms the bedrock of modern practices and, as a result, is becoming more commonplace in a much broader range of applications, industrial or otherwise.
One example is Enwa, a Scandinavian company that specialises in energy & water, pool technology and water technology in many different applications across the globe.
The company was looking to create a standardised energy-efficient control solution for its water treatment technology for pools and spas that not only delivered tight monitoring and control of all treatment parameters, but also provided data-capture capabilities and the possibility of remote access.