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Where intelligence drives power

Learn more about the impact the Internet of Things (IoT) has on how you can use insights to drive efficiency and productivity. See how we're leveraging artificial intelligence and advanced machinery in our factories and developing technologies to help our customers to do the same. 

Intelligent Power management transforms the way people live, work and play for the better

Advancements in intelligent digital technologies are changing our world. What we are able to do today is just a fraction of what we’ll be able to do tomorrow. And at the heart of it all are the “things” that generate, collect and process data.

We believe that our world improves with Intelligent Power management and at Eaton, we're embracing the internet of things (IoT) and using it to rethink innovation. We’re taking Industry 4.0 head-on by investing in our people and technologies to bring to market the digital innovations that positively impact your products, processes and bottom line.

Advancing IoT innovations that keep us connected

In today's world, the internet of things touches people's lives every day. From online shopping to industrial manufacturing, see how Eaton supports this critical ecosystem that helps keep you connected to the things that matter. 

Intelligent Power: How our IoT thinking advances power management

In the age of big data and IoT, digital connectivity exists across the manufacturing floor, electric grid, buildings, healthcare facilities, transportation and in the home. We’re innovating Intelligent Power solutions that collect data, learn and provide actionable insights to optimize power use and continuity. 

Our focus is to improve the quality of life and the environment by advancing power management. This keeps us dedicated to engineering connected products that power your home, office, facility, machine, airplane or vehicle today and well into the future. 

We make the “things” that make the Internet of Things work. Our electrical, aerospace, hydraulic and vehicle products and services live at the origin of data. And with that data, we help you operate more efficiently than ever. 

We bring Intelligent Power to life through three key pillars:

Assets and sensors

IIoT-enabled devices can be leveraged to make smarter business decisions. We equip our products with sensors and sensing technologies to dissect the fundamental makeup of power - whether it’s electrical power, fluid power or mechanical power. Because we know how our products are best operated and maintained and have a depth of expertise in your applications, we continuously strive to make greater advancements in productivity and cost efficiency. 

Data science

Raw, unprocessed data has limited value. Transforming that data into actionable insights helps our customers reduce total cost of ownership, drive efficiency and maximize uptime. We use digital models, or “digital twins”, to mimic physical assets in the real world allowing us to rapidly design, build and test solutions virtually before committing to large capital investments. We then pull data from these "digital twins" to help inform new product development. 

Connectivity

We rely on industry-standard protocols and infrastructures to aggregate and disseminate data. While there are many processes within the markets we serve, we remain cloud and services agnostic. We strive to develop a communications platform approach that is open, scalable and secure — transforming the way systems, things, people and processes interact with one another. We also work with your partners to increase scalability and ease compliance.  

We believe that how our world works improves with Intelligent Power management.

Ramanath Ramakrishnan, Chief Technology Officer

How data insights can breathe new life into installed products

Using IIoT-enabled devices to collect and transform data into clear insights gives you the information needed to continually make better decisions faster. The information collected and analyzed by our products helps you optimize processes across the board to increase their overall value throughout an extended product lifecycle. With our Intelligent Power solutions, you and your customers can depend on a lower total cost of ownership and a healthier bottom line.

Our digital expertise and Intelligent Power solutions let us help you:

  • Generate the raw data you need to develop insights
  • Better understand your power use to create better business models
  • Develop and deploy enhanced data-driven solutions

Powering the information blueprint

Because the IoT space moves fast, we are platform agnostic. We report on data by way of core programs that sit on top of today’s existing technologies, allowing us to wrap our solutions around your needs with greater ease. And ensuring powerful cybersecurity is always the foundation of all our programs.

User experience (UX)

Visualization tools that use generated data to provide easy-to-use, consistent experiences across mobile devices, digital control screens and web-based apps. 

Cloud platform

Services that allow us to consistently pull information from assets, store and analyze it and share it with customers.

 

Embedded systems

Hardware and software packages that help us take advantage of the latest in computing power as it becomes available. 

Safeguard your data and connected systems with advanced cybersecurity

End-to-end security requires critical protocols that encompass all the technical standards, tools and processes. Our approach in the platforms and products we bring to market is always “secure-by-design".

When it comes to IoT innovation, our scale sets us apart

Sharing information throughout our company is a critical part of how we leverage the idea of Intelligent Power. We efficiently capitalize on our scale by sharing the learnings from our core disciplines — electrical, hydraulics, aerospace and vehicle — through the Eaton Business System: cross-business processes that allow us to share best practices and synergies. While some players may have electrical expertise, for instance, they don’t have the luxury of data from a vehicle or hydraulics business. 

Our shared knowledge, global reach and resources, helps us realize greater, more immediate innovation for our customers. 

Our IoT capabilities in action

No matter what industry you're in, industry 4.0 is under way and Eaton is well positioned to develop the power technologies that help our customers work more efficiently, more reliably and safer. See how shared learnings across our disciplines allows for some of the most productive and versatile IoT innovations in market today.  

Vehicles

IntelliConnect: Provides diagnostics and predictive analytics through transmission codes, engine duty cycles and terrain information to notify truck drivers and fleet owners in real time of the severity of issues with a vehicle.
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Data centers

PredictPulse: A 24/7 predictive monitoring service for Eaton’s uninterruptible power systems that tracks and sends parametric data and real-time alarm information every 15 minutes to help ensure data center uptime. 

Microgrids

Resilient power: Whether on- or off-grid, our Power Xpert Energy Optimizer controller monitors and regulates every aspect of power. The controller is connected to an energy infrastructure and the utility grid via open protocols. Through diagnostics, predictive and prescriptive analytics and models, grids can operate under challenging conditions. 
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Machinery

Hydraulic boom stability control: This boom stability control system uses onboard sensors to prevent “boom bounce,” detecting vibrations with microprocessors and unique computerized algorithms to automatically stabilize cylinder position and the entire boom structure. 
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Cities

Connected lighting: Physical light fixtures that increase building, business and community operating efficiencies through controls and data. Users control light and solve higher-complexity problems through sensing and communication features found inside the fixture.
In November 2017, Navigant Research announced that the market for IoT lighting solutions is expected to grow from $651.1 million in 2017 to $4.5 billion in 2026. In their recent report, “Navigant Research Leaderboard: IoT for Lighting,” Eaton was named a leading influencer in IoT for lighting.
  • Dedicated to making what matters work.

    Power needs continue to grow, and that growth influences how we design and manufacture solutions in a digital world.

At Eaton, “we make what matters work” is a mindset.

It’s our commitment to increasing efficiencies, creating safer homes and workplaces, and helping both ourselves and you make better-informed decisions. The data that we can help you generate and analyze to create actionable insights is the foundation for innovative, smarter businesses. That’s Intelligent Power.