JANUS is a cloud-based intelligent data analytics and decision making platform which has been developed following a 2-year tremendous effort of the Monition’s Research and Development (R&D) team into an Artificial Intelligence (AI) project, funded by InnovateUK – the UK’s innovation agency.

As a disruptive i4.0 technology, JANUS enables intelligent diagnostics where the health condition of an individual asset or a system of assets need to be determined. The traceability feature of this technology also provides invaluable insights about the potential causes of developing failures. Due to the complexity of the AI technique in essence, current solutions are unable to accommodate “traceability” while JANUS is capable of opening the “black box”.

JANUS simply meets the challenge of scalability and it can be applied to any industrial/non-industrial system regardless of their complexity and the level of operation. Modular design of the platform and internal flexibility of the relevant Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Decision Making (DM) algorithms make JANUS capable of being “fit for purpose”, and also they enable the platform to be integrated with any IT infrastructure.

As a part of the further development strategy for JANUS, Monition is now looking at integrating the platform into a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) leading to develop an “Edge Computing”- based IoT technology. This innovation provides intelligent diagnostics next to an asset, which this in turn brings significant benefits in terms of efficiency and security for clients/businesses. Application of the JANUS valuable outputs to determine the operational performance level of assets and Remaining Useful Life (RUL) also account for further development streams.