DiRXNTM (pronounced “Direction”) is a digital productivity platform based on the integration of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and e-commerce technologies. DiRXNTM directly connects customers to data and information that allows them to optimize productivity across all stages of product lifecycles.
The DiRXN platform delivers on operational savings and metric-driven goals, including mean time between failure (MTBF) and mean time to replace (MTTR), as well as overall equipment effectiveness. These are key performance indicators that DiRXN can positively impact.
Initial and near term examples of valuable productivity enablers include:
–Selector, configurator and drawing tools that use robust criteria and logic to quickly and accurately guide users to the right products for their needs.
–An e-commerce center allowing users and partners to fill a shopping cart, view their transaction history, and track individual orders in a streamlined process.
–Remote connection for customers to instantly reach step-by-step instructions on how to properly install a fixed-mount bearing – the exact model they have – saving significant time in searching and using sub-optimal content.
–Linking known product installations with appropriate technical documentation and learning modules to improve maintenance response times.
–Connection of critical products to the IIoT to improve predictive maintenance (PdM) – informing users of pending issues long before occurrences that can cause unplanned downtime.
–Use of Rexnord’s data on its installed base, quickly giving users time-critical and product-specific predictive maintenance information remotely and securely.
–Using mobile technology and e-commerce data to alert customers automatically for the need to reorder or service a product, based on usage patterns from remote monitoring and analytics of real-time production processes.
The designs follow a set of digital technology standards and use a common IT infrastructure to ensure a consistent user experience and allow for future expansion.
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