Endress+Hauser Netilion IIoT Ecosystem Simplifies Maintenance

July 3, 2020
Netilion combines digital services and system components used to simplify maintenance and improve life cycle and asset management.

Endress+Hauser launches its IIoT solution platform, Netilion, an ecosystem combining digital services and system components to improve the lifecycle and asset management, maintenance and support of instruments and analyzers. Netilion enables users to keep track of their installed base, documentation and data management, and instruments’ performance and health status. Netilion’s digital services are Scanner, Analytics, Health, Library and Value.

Netilion Scanner is a free smartphone app that guides the user in capturing field instrument asset data while utilizing QR code or RFID tag. It can store images and instrument location and accessibility. Critical and quality-relevant information can also be saved, associated with the instrument tag. Netilion system components such as field gates and edge devices can upload installed base information and create instrument lists without having to interact with the control system. The installed base information in Netilion Analytics can be used to create a digital twin of the system and analyzed with the help of dashboards to initiate proactive maintenance measures for critical instruments or swap out discontinued instruments.

Netilion Health visualizes the diagnostic data provided by an instrument and receives instructions to address the issue. This improves the ability to respond in cases where maintenance or service is required. Netilion Health can track the condition of the instrument so that other maintenance optimization measures can be initiated. Netilion Library helps users organize working files and documents. It is a file sharing and data management service for the complete life cycle of an instrument. Files can be continuously added to the digital twin in a traceable manner so they are available at any time and from anywhere. The service safely stores documents and makes them available to any device capable of hosting a web browser.

Netilion Value collects process data from the field and makes it accessible anytime and anywhere. It displays the values in various features such as the dashboard, history and tracking map.

These digital services can be used separately or in concert to improve the management, maintenance, and support of instrumentation systems—regardless of instrument or analyzer type or vendor.