VIX: A modern service-oriented architecture
Our scalable, flexible VIX platform gives a wide choice when it comes to future driven design. The cornerstone of this vision is building the next generation cleanrooms in a disruptive way.
The VIX cleanroom concept is a fully flexible and modular integrated, scalable technology on modern state of the art standardized futureproof components. It stands for 100 % reliability through redundancy embedded in the pre-engineered design process.
Our vision consists of the following determining elements:
Modularization is also called Legolisation. We create a set of modular units with standard sizes and shapes. This brings Lego bricks to mind. We use a standard structure which allows the interchange of compatible parts to alter functionally without changing the majority of the VIX concept. Modularization is a strong concept that not only explains the architecture of VIX components but also the organization and processes for designing and producing them.
Interchangeability simplifies our assembly process. The outcome of this is reducing complexity. Interchangeability on the other hand simplifies the repair so we can reduce any unplanned downtime as much as possible. It goes without saying that modularization and interchangeability go hand in hand for reliability approach.
Design for Reliability
It is our vision that maintainability starts with Design for Reliability. Design for Reliability is an embedded process in our pre-engineered VIX concept which begins from the very early stages of the design and should be integrated into every stage of this process.
As a result of this process, reliability is designed by using the best available science-based methods like: Failure Mode, Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA), Failure modes, Effects and Diagnostic analysis (FMEDA), Reliability Block Diagram (RBD), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA).
Design for Maintainability
Design for Maintainability emphasizes the importance of timely integration of design and construction knowledge with Operations and Maintenance (O&M) experiences into project designs at an early stage. Implementing Design for Maintainability decreases the risk of equipment reliability and uptime being impacted and total life-cycle costs increases significantly.
We pre-engineered specific maintenance strategies for every VIX Cleanroom like predictive maintenance and prescriptive maintenance. The exploding phenomenon of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) provides many opportunities for cleanrooms to manage the maintenance of machines in a new Digital Prescriptive way.
Digital Prescriptive Maintenance demands a more proactive approach, using data to predict future events and diagnosing potential problems before they occur. With Digital Prescriptive Maintenance, our algorithms will predict potential failures and autonomously trigger maintenance—all with minimal human intervention.