KONE cruises ahead with 24/7 IoT platform in India
KONE Corporation is all set to launch 24/7 Connected Services for elevators in India in 2019, President and Chief Executive Officer, KONE Corporation, Henrik Ehrnrooth said. The company is currently running pilot projects in India and training the staff on the technical know-how on the operation of the IoT platform in elevators. The 24/7 Connected Services, which uses IBM Watson IoT platform, are remotely monitored to ensure less equipment downtime, fewer faults and detailed information on maintenance task. The service is currently available in 11 countries.
The company recently conducted Hackathon in India for digital solution for 24/7 predictive maintenance, which will be incorporated in its products. It is piloting a concept called ‘Blind Square’ where a visuallychallenged can call for an elevator and service robots that can talk to machines in hospitality segment. KONE currently commands a market share of 20% in the elevator and escalator space and is producing 50,000 units in its plant in Chennai and its second manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur, Chennai, is likely to be commissioned by mid-2019.