10 Benefits Of IoT For Elevator Maintenance In Field Service
Accessibility is almost an obligation for the most developed cities. For this reason, mobilization and, in particular, vertical transport are booming. The gears that move its operation are mainly technological, and it stands out.
Internet Of Things (IoT).
IoT is a disruptive technology that establishes the foundations to improve companies’ quality, efficiency, results, and forecasts. It understands the connections between all the devices that work through the network and, in this way, transmits relevant information to technicians and systems.
In this sense, IoT facilitates the real identification of the need for repairs and presents solutions applicable to the maintenance of elevators in Field Service that do not stop growing. We can distinguish 10 main benefits of IoT in this sector:
- Operating conditions: IoT monitors these conditions with the help of safety circuits, load weighing, traffic trends, driving analysis, acceleration monitoring, etc.
- Predictive maintenance: this advantage has managed to innovate in recent years. Now the devices can withstand conditions of cold, heat, or friction, among other changes, to predict the maintenance time that a certain service needs.
- Remote diagnosis and troubleshooting: Diagnosis is carried out by monitoring the operation of the brakes. In addition, it solves the possible problems that arise because it connects the remote intelligent diagnosis system – which is located in an elevator or escalator – to a customer service center.
- Real-time notifications: an IoT device in elevators will detect faults and needs in them long before a person, as we verified in the previous point. Therefore, remote monitoring and diagnosis are essential, especially to detect problems at an early stage.
- Perceptions of behavior: IoT obtains valuable information from users. In this way, the data warns when the trains arrive at the station, when meetings end, etc., intending to reduce a large number of people in a building.
- Avoid downtime: To reduce elevator downtime in the event of any breakdown or difficulty, an IoT system is needed capable of efficiently planning work. Consequently, waiting times are reduced.
- Product reliability: IoT increases product reliability by allowing internal data to determine the effects of business decisions. For example, if you want to change providers, you can check the impact of that decision based on the established information, which favors faster and safer decision-making.
- Flexible communication rules: The lack of communication between technicians and systems is solved with IoT thanks to the constant flow of communication. Additionally, technicians will avoid a long-term maintenance agreement for systems that don’t communicate with others.
- Less frequent replacement: equipment monitoring will prevent breakdowns and reduce costs in emergency services.
- Better facility management: Due to the investment in mobile devices in recent years, the cost of IoT is much more accessible than before.
These advantages have managed to attract almost 12 million lifts worldwide. In fact, according to a report from Aberdeen, 74% of service providers already have IoT technologies in place for equipment tracking. All this makes IoT a trend and a rule in this sector that does not stop growing.