Industrial equipment, sensors, and other devices often have embedded processors and networking that allows them to record and transmit a vast array of information about operating conditions. Regardless of device, their data provides unprecedented detail about performance parameters and anomalies that can indicate larger problems—for example, a device ready to fail or issues with another system. Aggregating and correlating data from multiple devices and subsystems provides a complete picture of equipment, system, factory or building performance.
Monitoring sensors can help ensure that equipment in the field operates as intended, for example, monitoring and tracking unplanned device or system downtime. The data can also be used to understand the cause of failure on a device to improve efficiency and availability, and to identify outliers and issues in device production or deployment. Sensor data can also provide visibility into system performance or set points that could put machines or people at risk; satisfy compliance reporting requirements; and provide insights into asset deployment, utilization, and resource consumption.
When your Splunk deployment is ingesting sensor data, you can use it to accomplish security and compliance, IT Ops, and IoT use cases.