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Industrie 4.0 IIoT Sensoring & Business Dashboard
Small & Medium Sized Factories Demonstrator & Pilot
FactorySense is joining the best of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sensors in combination with a business intelligence platform to fast forward enabling of Industrie 4.0 on the basis of big data and analytics in a cost sensitive way. FactorySense is a project that aims to enable Small and Medium Sized Factories with a package of best practices, technologies and tools to improve their day to day operational business activities, by electronically providing insights on and over the production floor, on the business processes and overall operations as a means to further improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
By integrating Versasense (BE) IoT sensor kits (https://www.versasense.com/) to the Factorythings – Optimistik (FR) (http://www.optimistik.fr/) platform, this project aims to further lower the barriers and facilitate the management of the industrial production and provide a business interface over the industrial processes in order to better manage the production activities. It aims to demonstrate the possibilities to enhance the productivity, profitability and innovation capacities of production companies, by providing an integrated platform with the sensors and the platform that will serve the use case for condition based maintenance and validating it in a series of manufacturing companies.
About 8 out of 10 manufacturing companies have started to understand the sense of urgency in digitally transforming at least part of their operations in order to be able to reduce cost by optimizing production, supply and demand and warehousing; or to increase turnover through product innovation, reaching out to new markets and expanding in their current customer base with new services or improved existing products. But many companies are getting paralyzed by the complexity and the breadth of the digitalization challenge. They don’t fully understand all of the individual components required (big data, iot, analytics, horizontal & vertical integration, …) and they lack expertise and experience within the company to drive these interests forward. Proof of concept projects are being launched, but fail to deliver because of lack of concrete business objectives and forward looking plans.
With FactorySense, the three expert organizations (Versasense, FactoryThings-Optimistik and 3IF.eu) bring together their core expertise and strengths to facilitate the quick uptake of basic components and providing in a platform that can grow together with the organization in a way that it supports different applications and use cases allowing for a digital transformation and Industrie 4.0. Use cases include condition based maintenance, a digital production process flow, monitoring production indicators, providing business transparency, warehouse control and improved insights in the automation process.
The FactorySense platform aims to digitally connect selected parts of the production shop floor and administrative support system of Small sized Manufacturing companies by means of a Digital Platform and Industrial IoT Sensors. It provides a digital management dashboard that presents Key Performance Indicators and other indicators supporting business decisions and operational activities. It provides a template-model Small Digital Factory using a generic Digital Transformation Plan (DTP) – Industrie 4.0 Map (I40 Map) for small manufacturing companies on the basis of existing use cases. It provides in a Digital Business Dashboard, defining key business drivers to create situational awareness, allow for specific insights (eg condition based maintenance) and support in decision making. From this platform and key insights, business decisions can be made to provide further insights, or to optimize processes and activities allowing for a more efficient production program.
FactorySense will be demonstrated in a Wood processing company in Belgium and can be further validated in 2019 with other interested trial customers. In order to support small and medium sized manufacturing companies willing to experiment, eager to digitize and ready to be innovation driver, FactorySense will be validated with at least two other production companies. They will be leading the way to the thousands of European small and medium sized factories coping with the challenge to transform to Industrie 4.0 and coping with the lack of technological expertise on the selection of IoT technologies and limited experience in management of platforms.
Is your organization interested in validating the FactorySense platform during the course of 2019, contact FactorySense for a discussion on scope and the potential business and sector impact. This project was realized thanks to the IoT4Industry.eu Innovation Support program aiming to enhance productiv ity, profitability and innovation capacities of European manufacturing SME’s by enabling them access to IoT technologies.
Package pricing includes a gateway kit with up to 10 sensors and the data platform with cloud and mobile access to the analytics tools for 2 years, starting at 600 € / month, with a minimum commitment for 1 year.
For more information, please contact FactorySense at firstname.lastname@example.org - www.factorysense.eu or email@example.com.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777455.
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Tampere, Leuven, January 14th.
LSEC - Leaders in Security, 3IF.be and Tampere University of Technology and 12 other partners launch a network of Digital Innovation Hubs supporting manufacturing SMEs becomes more competitive through robotics and digital technologies
There is a huge opportunity for manufacturers to adopt new robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and to improve productivity and competitiveness. New robotic technologies are highly ﬂexible and cost-effective for nearly every size of company, including small and medium-sized frms (SMEs). SMEs need to embrace these technologies to maintain efciency and create jobs. A key barrier to implementation is often a lack of skills and understanding around how to best proft from these technologies.
TRINITY aims to improve the agility and innovation capability of European manufacturing companies. It aims to bring together both the research and industrial community in Europe with the objective of developing and helping all sized companies to implement and benefit from new digital and robotic technologies. 3IF.be and LSEC will perform the Cybersecurity assessments and improvements.
- stay in touch to learn more about Cybersecurity for robotics or for a cybersecutity assessment of your robotic environment : robots @ 3if.be
- get up to 300.000 € in the TRINITY Open call to be launched later in 2019 for an innovative robotic use case : trinity @ 3if.be
3IF – Industrial Internet Consortium Flanders – is an initiative by LSEC and Sirris to support the development of Industrial Internet, Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things in Belgium, especially towards the manufacturing industry. We will bring them closer to understanding the technologies for digital manufacturing, the impact on their business, and how they could make their first steps to improve flexibility, quality and cost reduction in their production process.
In order to reach these objectives TRINITY will: CREATE a sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) acting as a one-stop-shopfor companies to get access to digital and robotic technologies as well as technical and other services, such as training, funding or match-making. The network is composed of industry organisations, service providers and research institutes and universities specialised in advanced robotics, IoT and cybersecurity. This network will be extended over the life-time of the project. PROVIDE a critical mass of use cases in collaboration with industry to demonstrate novel robot technologies that can contribute to increase the agility of production processes in relevant industrial environments across different sectors. CREATE a digital access point to facilitate collaboration, networking and disseminate information and knowledge to the wider robotics research community and industry in Europe.
The TRINITY network will develop use-case demonstrators in some of the most promising areas of robotics to advance agile production. These areas will include collaborative robotics as well as sensory systems to ensure safety, effective user interfaces based on augmented reality and speech, reconfgurable robot workcells and peripheral equipment (fxtures, jigs, grippers, etc.), programming by demonstration or IoT secure wireless networks.
The initial demonstrators will serve as reference implementation for two rounds of open calls for proposals, where companies with agile production needs and sound business plans will be supported (fnancially and technically) by TRINITY to carry out experiments in industrial environments. A minimum of 30 demonstrators will be implemented through the calls, which will be launched in 2020 and 2021. Calls will be open for three months after their publication and each demonstrator can get up to €300,000 in funding.
TRINITY contact for Belgium : 3IF – Industrial Internet Consortium Flanders – is an initiative by LSEC and Sirris to support the development of Industrial Internet, Industrie 4.0 and Industrial Internet of Things in Belgium, especially towards the manufacturing industry. We will bring them closer to understanding the technologies for digital manufacturing, the impact on their business, and how they could make their first steps to improve flexibility, quality and cost reduction in their production process.
Contact : robots @ 3if.be or opencall @ 3if.be - +32 16 32 8541