Spirit AeroSystems is starting a factory modernization initiative, where it will implement Efficiency Analyzer on Predix.

Predix is GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet, designed for building applications that connect to industrial assets, collect and analyze data, and deliver real-time insights. The Industrial Internet is a term coined by GE, and refers to the integration of complex physical machinery with networked sensors and software.)

Spirit AeroSystems will be connecting a small sampling of its 5,000+ critical machines at its Wichita, Kansas facility. The initial goal is to achieve visualization into the company’s production process utilizing Efficiency Analyzer, and to expand its use as new modules are introduced by GE.

Spirit is also working with GE Digital and other GE companies for additional factory automation solutions.

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