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Business Challenges Drive Demand

Equipment Health Conveyor belt and motor damage due to excessive impact forces, mis-tracking and blockages
Expensive Maintenance Time and personnel required to perform conveyor system audits
Interoperability and Connectivity Connectivity between PLCs, sensors, machinery with cloud and IoT platforms
Solution Outcomes

benefitsPreserve conveyor system health and reduces maintenance, repair and upgrading costs

benefitsTake advantage of an open standards architecture with modular components that integrates easily with any existing IT and OT system

benefitsIncrease decision making speed and reduce latency in system communications

Solution Track

To help partners align their IoT and Analytics capabalities with the appropriate solution path for success, Tech Data uses the following guide:

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starterStarter  Fundamental technology knowledge and basic industry acumen is required for selling this solution. Starter solutions do not require extensive integration or customization.

starterTransformer Transformer solutions require an intermediate level of IoT and Analytics integration and customization for deployment. Solution providers should be versed in the industry per the identified solution use case.

acceleratorAccelerator Accelerator solutions are best suited for solution providers who have an existing IoT repeatable offer and/or a mature knowledge of IoT and Analytics technologies. Solutions for this badge require niche selling experience with industry expertise.

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Smart Material Handling

ADLINK's Edge IoT solution makes conveyors intelligent so they can communicate with the other conveyors, robots, systems and people around them to improve operations, increase machine longevity, and create new data-based services revenue. ADLINK’s Edge IoT solution for intelligent conveyors include ADLINK’s leading edge hardware, data streaming software, and edge IoT apps built to openly automate material handling systems.

Solution Track
manufacturing operations, material handling, equipment health, unplanned shutdown, system monitoring, conveyor system
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Solution Rating


Technical Expertise
As a technical skills prerequisite, this rating is based on the level of integration required for implementation as well as the level of customization and configuration specific to the IoT and Analytics technology deployment.

Industry Acumen
For industry acumen, our solution consultants identify solutions that are more suited for particular segments and/or niche markets versus solutions that are more versatile and can be applied across multiple industries. This rating helps solution providers identify their options for expanding their market share, by honing their industry expertise or creating parallel sales across multiple industries.

Market Size
Market size indicates the relevant number of end-client targets for the particular solution. A niche market has a low rating but this only reflects the number of targets, not the potential revenue stream of market. A high rating indicates a larger market pool.

Cloud Consumption
Some solutions and use cases trigger more cloud consumption than other solutions. The level of data loads, storage needs, and network configurations affect cloud consumption.

Disruption Level
This rating is to provide a sense of expectation for solution deployment. Some solutions may require training and process adoption where other solutions effective “out of the box” on day one.