The growing demand for digitization to transition into the Industry 4.0 or Internet of Things has presented an opportunity to learn, construct and lead the innovations thermal system monitoring and predictive maintenance. Without a connected interface or configurable modes, legacy systems support a limited set of preset fault conditions with limited configurations.
The goal of the digitization process is to retrofit existing standalone thermal systems with active analytics, error handling, remote servicing capability. Requirements for a embedded smart device are created as a template for adaptation for a general use case for system functions in environmental data input, logic and storage, actuation, and data transfer to any connected interface.
The model based structure of the system architecture is created as a template to be adapted to number of use cases based on customer needs. The goal is to provide a set of information and tools which allow for rapid development and implementation of a connected smart device solution.