At any given time, the textile company’s manufacturing facility has up to 2,000 textile carts in use. These carts are pushed from room to room, carrying materials or semi-finished products. Previously, a paper with a hand-written description was attached to each cart. This traditional method of processing made product tracking extremely difficult. Additionally, making sure that every cart of materials or semi-finished products went to its correct processing work station was also a problem. Therefore, the company desired an intelligent solution for tracking assets at their factories. They also wanted a solution that would help them collect process data so they could improve their manufacturing efficiency.
Securitas wanted to give new and existing customers a proposition that was unlike anything they had offered before, a security system that broke the traditional mould but took advantage of the monitoring infrastructure that was already in place, including the manned response capabilities and alarm receiving centres.
1) Deliver a connected digital product system to protect and increase the differentiated value of Haemonetics blood and plasma solutions. 2) Improve patient outcomes by increasing the efficiency of blood supply flows. 3) Navigate and satisfy a complex web of global regulatory compliance requirements. 4) Reduce costly and labor-intensive maintenance procedures.
To implement air quality monitoring of Ozone / O3, VOCs, Nitrogen Oxides / NO2, Dust Particulates, PM1, PM2.5, PM10.
Russia offers a unique environment for IoT connectivity compared to densely populated European countries, because of the sheer size of the Russian Federation and its sparsely-populated or empty areas where there is no GSM mobile network coverage – although these areas can still be home to industries such as mining, oil & gas production or logging. In addition, there is a specific requirement to store and process all data within Russian borders to comply with national data protection regulations.
Before working with Ayla Networks, Ozner was already using cloud connectivity to identify and solve water-filtration system malfunctions as well as to monitor filter cartridges for replacements.
But, in June 2015, Ozner executives talked with Ayla about how the company might further improve its water systems with IoT technology. They liked what they heard from Ayla, but the executives needed to be sure that Ayla’s Agile IoT Platform provided the security and reliability Ozner required.
The company manufactures packaging films on made to order or configure to order basis. Every order has a different set of requirements from the product characteristics perspective and hence requires machine’s settings to be adjusted accordingly. If the film quality does not meet the required standards, the degraded quality impacts customer delivery causes customer dissatisfaction and results in lower margins. The biggest challenge was to identify the real root cause and devise a remedy for that.
Western Digital R&D teams continuously run testing cycles, as a part of the organization’s mission to deliver innovative products to a wide variety of customers. DevTest projects require setting up and customizing physical servers; these are not only resource intensive tasks, but also time-consuming and often result in a slow time-to-market. Scaling up and out adds another layer of complexity, especially given the difficulty of managing various hardware configurations.
In view of growing competition, Gämmerler had a strong need to remain competitive via process optimization, reliability and gentle handling of printed products, even at highest press speeds. In addition, a digitalization initiative also included developing a key differentiation via data-driven services offers.
Under Advantech’s WISE-PaaS Alliance program, the textile company deployed a cart tracking system at their facility. RFID tags were attached to each cart, and an RFID reader antenna was attached to every machine or piece of equipment. Now when a cart approaches, the RFID reader gets the ID of this cart from its tag, and transmits the data to an ARK-1123 data gateway. Using its WISE-PaaS/RMM remote data and device monitoring and management software, the gateway ensures data transmission and device security. WISE-PaaS also provided RESTful APIs for easy integration with MES to enabled electronic production records. And Microsoft Azure provides for IoT big data computing and analytics. Most importantly, WISE-PaaS offers easy access across programming platforms and can be integrated with existing management solutions to improve products/services and business intelligence.
The premise for the security system was that it should be extremely user friendly and accessible to a diverse target market. For this reason the dedicated gateway incorporates GPRS and broadband connectivity, making it possible for those without a fixed broadband connection to benefit from a monitored alarm.
Built on Bright Wolf’s Strandz platform and leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage, Haemonetics won IoT Evolution App of the Year in 2015. Through their partnership with Bright Wolf, Haemonetics released HaemoCloud, connecting the blood supply chain from donation to transfusion. The new system works directly with their existing HaemoCommunicator suite – connecting all Haemonetics sensors and devices in order to format and transfer device information, as well as collect and manage operational data, and send it to the AWS cloud. HaemoCloud also integrates with hospital and other institutional information systems to store and share information with relevant hospital and IT staff, creating a seamless data experience for customers. Data collected in HaemoCloud will allow Haemonetics to build preventative maintenance algorithms and provide customers industry-leading device performance. The system’s flexible architecture also enables Haemonetics to take advantage of new market opportunities and grow with new offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the future.
Blue Tomorrow deployed Valarm air quality monitoring units in the Central Valley in California near Kern County.
These boxes integrated Industrial IoT hardware from all over the world to effectively measure air quality sensor factors like:
• Dust and Particulate Matter, PM1, PM2.5, PM10
• Ozone a.k.a. O3
• NO2 a.k.a. Nitrogen Dioxide
• Volatile Organic Compounds a.k.a. VOCs
Examples of VOCs were things like alcohols, aldehydes, aliphatic hydro-carbons, amines, aromatic hydro-carbons (e.g., gasoline vapors), carbon oxides, methane, LPG, ketones, and organic acids.
These solar powered units sent real-time air quality sensor measurements to Tools.Valarm.net using this key sensor hardware from Shop.Valarm.net:
• GSM 3G Sensor Hubs
• TTL Serial Sensor Adapters
• Meteo Sensors – Temperature, Humidity, and Pressure
• SPI Serial Sensor Adapters
Searching for an IoT communication solution that is easy to deploy, offers long -orange coverage and the lowest total cost of ownership, ERTH was quick to recognize the benefits of LoRaWAN, and chose to work with Actility, based on the company’s existing track record in powering over half of all the national scale LPWA networks deployed by operators globally. “The agreement signed between ER-Telecom Holding and Actility is an important step in building a federal IoT coverage”, says Andrey Kuzyaev, the President of ER-Telecom Holding.
Ozner is leveraging Ayla’s IoT cloud platform to better manage and maintain its connected filtration systems and to help expand its sales into international markets.
The Ayla Insights business intelligence and analytics tool was employed to obtain real-world customer data from the Ozner Water connected smart-filtration systems in use. The customer data collected through Ayla insights included additional maintenance and service checkpoints from the deployed systems.
Meanwhile, Ayla engineers built Ozner a mobile app that lets Chinese customers remotely control their own filtration systems using popular social networks, such as Weixin (aka WeChat).
In the ‘packaging film’ manufacturing process, the films are finally wound downstream on a ‘winder’ machine and slit to order on a ‘slitting’ machine. The solution demanded an ability to process historical machine data and establish requiredcorrelation between machine settings and production output. The deployed solution helped collect historical performance data. It gave the quality team the ability to monitor critical machine settings parameters, ascertain that they are in statistical control, and eventually correlate the process and machine data with different types of quality failures. The solution (Datonis MInt) also helped to identify critical to quality parameters from thirty parameters to two (pressure and tension) using correlation analytics. A prescriptive quality model was built based on the collected data to recommend the machine settings for the product configuration for every new order. This helped reduce quality degradation and achieve predictable quality.
Stratoscale Symphony Software-Defined Hyperconverged Private Cloud includes holistic on-prem solution that covers the entire datacenter stack in addition to advanced cloud capabilities that are delivered on-prem. Secdonly the Private Cloud includes freedom of choice, which is deployed on any commodity x86 server, enabling maximal utilization of existing hardware.
This project includes 3 key solutions:
• Connection of machines via S7 to MindSphere
• Visualization of data in the Visual Analyzer of MindSphere
• Creation of rules for failure alarming at Fleet Manager of MindSphere
Haemonetics Corporation is the leading global provider of blood and plasma supplies and services. Our comprehensive portfolio of devices, information management, and consulting services offers blood management solutions for each facet of the blood supply chain — from plasma and blood collectors to hospitals.
Blue Tomorrow, LLC is a California-certified small business based out of Santa Barbara, where it was founded in the summer of 2013.
Ozner Water International Holding is part of a large Chinese company that develops, manufactures and sells water-purification systems.
A leading manufacturing company specialized in packaging films production implements Altizon’s Datonis Mint, a smart IoT solution to reduce quality degradation.
Learn how Altizon’s Datonis MInt –Manufacturing Intelligence solution helped company’s packaging films division analyze critical machines parameters settings and establish a correlation with film production quality.
Gämmerler GmbH manufactures and distributes postpress equipment in over 30 countries worldwide. It markets machines and technical solutions adapted to its customers' individual needs.
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Machine maintenance data, anonymized procedure data, detailed maintenance logs.
Real-time air quality sensor measurements
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Cost-efficient solution that combines RFID technology to implement electronic management and real-time asset tracking
Home security alerts by SMS, email and app notifications.
Integrated across multiple information systems to share information with hospital and IT staff.
The Russian ecosystem is burgeoning rapidly. Today, there is a shortage of localized devices using the dedicated radio frequencies for LoRaWAN in Russia, but according to ERTH, there are enough to begin PoCs. ER-Telecom Holding is working with local and global partners to address this issue. Many IoT start-ups are beginning to emerge to join the Russian IoT and LoRaWAN ecosystem and ERTH will open a dedicated developer portal for Russia with the help of Actility.
Expand its knowledge of customer requirements and use the information for future product improvements. Anticipate many more of its customers’ needs before they became service problems or system malfunctions
The solution helped achieve correlation10% reduction in quality degradation. It improved on-time delivery by 8% and reduced material wastage.
The lab environment deployment process has been significantly simplified and enables setting up of 100s of VMs in minutes, as well as consolidating multiple labs on heterogeneous hardware. Stratoscale’s self-service user experience offers templates for physical and virtual servers for simple, easy and quick deployment for projects.
Visualization of data
Broadband and GPRS connectivity for broad accessibility.
A smart system of devices providing critical operational data for service and support.
Actility is not only supporting ERTH with its network roll-out, but it will also offer IoT expertise to Russian customers as well as lead the development of a Russian LoRaWAN ecosystem.” Felix Marnin, Actility.
Allow customers to control and monitor their filtration systems anytime, anywhere—and communicate with Ozner customer service—via smartphone and their favorite social network.
Stratoscale Symphony utilizes hyperconvergence to increase utilization, while ensuring high availability; Symphony’s flexibility enables the management of mixed workloads via a single pane of glass.
Prediction of failures and avoidance of unplanned downtime. Increased machine uptime.
Delivers an improved level of care, reduced costs, and traceability across the entire blood value chain.
ER-Telecom Holding is also transforming itself and creating new business in the process. The company is developing own products and platform for SMEs offering a building management utility. “We want to become an IoT business“, says Victor Ratnikov. “In technology, there’s no one size fits all. We are not focused on technology, but on our customers, their businesses, and how our solutions can help them transform.”
Conquer long-distance maintenance and service concerns as the company expands beyond China into international markets
Enable increased number of procedures per facility per day.
Real-time process visibility: The IoT Solution helped gain real-time visibility into critical machine parameters and send alerts in case of quality issues.
Solution Scalability: With the success of the pilot project and payback in less than the months, the solution is scaled in multiple plants.
Reduced downtime and unexpected maintenance calls.
Prescribed Machine settings: Data analytics helped establish a correlation between machine setting parameters and film production quality. The the machine setup improved quality consistency and throughput predictability.
Increased customer satisfaction.
Quality improvement: The solution helped the achieve correlation10% reduction in quality degradation. It improved on-time delivery by 8% and reduced material wastage.
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