Azure Cloud IoT Solution for real-time Vacuum Pump Health Monitoring


The vacuum pump manufacturer lacked real-time insights into health and performance of their pumps in the field.
This led to unexpected downtime, higher maintenance costs, and reactive customer support.
Difficulty optimizing manufacturing processes due to limited data from the production line.


Developed a comprehensive Azure Cloud IoT solution for real-time vacuum pump health monitoring with the following:

  • Integration of sensors to capture key performance metrics from the pumps.
  • Secure data transmission to Azure Cloud using MQTT protocol.
  • Data processing and storage within the Azure Cloud infrastructure.
  • Intuitive web portals and mobile apps (Android/iOS) for health monitoring and analytics.
  • Intelligent alert system to identify potential issues and trigger proactive maintenance.

  • Reduced downtime and maintenance costs due to the ability to proactively address issues.
  • Improved customer experience with real-time pump health visibility and proactive support.
  • Optimized manufacturing processes through the data collected during production line testing.
  • Potential for new value-added services based on pump usage and performance analytics.
Technology Stack

  • Sensors: Specifics based on the target pump parameters (vibration, temperature, pressure, etc.)
  • Cloud Platform: Azure IoT Hub, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Time Series Insights (or suitable alternatives)
  • Data Storage: Azure database (SQL or NoSQL depending on data structure)
  • Web/Mobile Apps: Frontend: React, Angular, Vue.js
    Backend Azure Functions, Node.js, Python etc.
Software Development

  • Methodology: Agile development for flexibility and customer feedback integration.
  • Focus: Clear and actionable data visualization for users at all levels.
  • Security: Robust security measures to protect sensitive operational data.
Before Metrics

Reactive maintenance approach leading to unexpected failures.
Limited data for manufacturing process optimization.
Higher customer support costs.

After Metrics

Increased pump uptime and reduced maintenance costs.
Improved manufacturing efficiency with production line insights.
Enhanced customer satisfaction due to proactive support.