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Manufacturing System Automation Manufacturing System Automation
Autonomous systems, which have the ability to learn, adapt and take decisions, have already been labelled as revolutionary technologies of the future in many sectors.
Mass Customization Mass Customization
Mass customization, in marketing, manufacturing, call centres and management, is the use of flexible computer-aided manufacturing systems to produce custom output. Those systems combine the low unit costs of mass production processes with the flexibility of individual customization.
Microgrid Microgrid
The Microgrid Communication and Control Testbed re-architects the power grid system into a series of distributed microgrids that control smaller areas and support load, generation, and storage. Microgrids will operate independently from the main grid but will still interact with existing infrastructure.
Mixed Reality Mixed Reality
Natural Language Processing (NLP) Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Perimeter Security & Access Control Perimeter Security & Access Control
Perimeter Security and Access Control systems protect the external perimeter of a facility, control access to restricted areas, and detect and monitor anomalies.
Precision Farming Precision Farming
Precision farming enables farmers to increase production (yield), lower their operational costs and economize their applications of chemicals and fertilizers. PCM focuses on improving crop yield through the analysis of real-time data from a variety of environmental sensors and other data sources located in commercial crop fields or throughout the enterprise.CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS- Present systems are very costly and typically overuse water and fertilizers due to lack of visibility- Many plants flourish in a very narrow soil moisture range- Global population growth is placing pressure on the food supply - Arable land is decreasing due to climate changeSTAKEHOLDERS- Farm owners- Irrigation systems providers- Equipment OEMs- Cloud platform providers- Sensor manufacturersKEY OBJECTIVES- Optimize the use of fertilizer, pesticides, and water to minimize cost and waste- Improve production output by precisely managing plots according to hyper-local requirementsTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES- Use of aerial imagery and sensor technologies to collect data on soil humidity, fertilizer and pesticides levels, sunlight, and other meaningful variables- Send data to a central platform for analysis over a near real-time network- Automate activities such as watering schedules based on crop conditions USAGE VIEWPOINT- Feedback from sensors in farm is given to analytical software, which defines levels of water, pesticides and fertilizers to be provided to the cropFUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT- Sensors: Flow, Chemical- Network: Low-power Wide Area Network (LPWAN), cellular, mesh- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Descriptive analytics- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfaces
Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Predictive Maintenance (PdM)
Condition-based Maintenance (CBM) or predictive maintenance is the science of maintaining physical assets over time, in order to maximize their return on those assets. It is enabled by sensors and data analytics that provide visibility into the current and future status of assets.
Process Control & Optimization (PCO) Process Control & Optimization (PCO)
Process Control and Optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints. The most common goals of PCO are minimizing costs and maximizing throughput or efficiency.
Rapid Prototyping | 3D Printing Rapid Prototyping | 3D Printing
Rapid prototyping (RP) uses 3D printing technologies to create prototypes faster and at significantly lower cost than traditional methods. Prototypes are created directly from CAD data, which can be regularly revised based on real-world testing and feedback.
Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Real-Time Location System (RTLS)
Real-time locating systems (RTLS) are used to automatically identify and track the location of objects or people in real time, usually within a building or other contained area. Wireless RTLS tags are attached to objects or worn by people, and in most RTLS, fixed reference points receive wireless signals from tags to determine their location.
Security Claims Evaluation Security Claims Evaluation
Security Claims Evaluation is an open and easily configurable cybersecurity platform for evaluation of endpoint, gateway, and other networked components’ security capabilities.
Shipment Tracking Shipment Tracking
The ability to track inventory in real time through solutions like RFID tags and advanced barcodes positions organizations to gather more detailed information about assets.
Smart City Operations Smart City Operations
Smart Contracts Smart Contracts
Smart Vending: Live Data for Optimal Returns
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) enables engineers to improve the safety and maintainability of critical structures. SHM combines multiple sensing technologies with an embedded measurement controller to capture, log, and analyze real-time data. CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS - A system is required to monitor the real-time structural parameters and analyze the health of the structureSTAKEHOLDERS - Users and owners of the structureKEY OBJECTIVES - To detect and repair problems in a structure before it collapses- Human safety- To detect and repair problems in a structure before it collapsesTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES - To detect the structural hazards in a specific structure and adjust repair schedule accordinglyUSAGE VIEWPOINT - Sensors located on the structure send real-time data to the analytical software tools- According to the inputs from sensors, health and life of the structures is decided- If any hazard found, repair schedule is planned accordinglyFUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT - Sensors: Civil structure health sensor nodes- Network: Wide Area Network (WAN)- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Descriptive analysis- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfaces
Tamper Detection Tamper Detection
Tamper detection is the ability of a device to sense that an active attempt to compromise the device integrity or the data associated with the device is in progress; the detection of the threat may enable the device to initiate appropriate defensive actions.
Time Sensitive Networks Time Sensitive Networks
The technology will be used to support real-time control and synchronization of high performance machines over a single, standard Ethernet network, supporting multi-vendor interoperability and integration..
Track and Trace for Industrial Tools & Assets Track and Trace for Industrial Tools & Assets
Track and trace for industrial tools refers to systems capable of recognizing and reporting the location and status of tools in a facility. Today's factories require exacting work. Track and trace technology can improve production safety, quality, and productivity. Asset tracking is currently done via barcode and a variety of manual steps in most cases. However, new solutions leveraging smart tags, near-field communication (NFC), and RFID are coming to market to globally track all varieties of objects in real time.CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS- Tracking of handheld tools for optimized use- Avoid misuse of tools which can result in serious accident or injury- Precise application of pressure or torque is required in many industries and operator error can cause costly defects- Production of industrial and consumer goods requires exacting workSTAKEHOLDERS- Industrial operations- Equipment manufacturers- Cloud platform providersKEY OBJECTIVES- Factory systems can detect the location of a tool to within a meter or less- More precise use of the tools reduces the likelihood of product defects- Status monitoring and automation can ensure proper tool use to avoid accidents- Equipment utilization can be improved with better asset visibilityTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES- Real-time tracking of location- Monitoring of availability and operational status- Communication to operators via device user interfaces USAGE VIEWPOINT- Tools are continuously monitored for location, use and idle time- Data for every tool is provided to the monitoring software, which monitors for optimal use of the tools to avoid accidents and improve precisionFUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT- Sensors: Vibration, torque, heat, energy consumption- Network: WiFi, Wide Area Network (WAN)- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Prescriptive analytics- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-human (M2H) interfaces
Vehicle Telematics Vehicle Telematics
Telematics systems monitor the location of fleet vehicles, to increase routing efficiency, driver safety, and fleet communications. Telematics involves tagging inventory and vehicles with RFID readers in order to enable mobile resource management, route optimization, and real-time visibility for delivery operations.CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS- Transportation fleets are not taking the most optimal routes- Customers demand visibility on the delivery of their goods- Need to maintain top performance and productivity in competitive market- Less than truckload for fleet operators - how to ensure full truckload (key KPI)STAKEHOLDERS- Logistics providersKEY OBJECTIVES- To achieve reduced delivery time and improved delivery quality- Optimize logistics and delivery systems and save fuel costTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES- Track location in Real-time- Track vehicle parameters like storage compartment temperature, humidity, inventory etc- Reduce fuel costs - Improve route planning- Monitor dispatches- Monitor drivers' condition USAGE VIEWPOINT- Real time location and parameters of the delivery trucks are tracked. This data is fed back to the analytical software tools.- Real time location, destination and delivery points are analysed on map and shortest path is decided for the vehicles. - Delivery points are optimized.FUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT- Sensors: GPS tracking system- Network: Wide Area Network (WAN)- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Descriptive analytics- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfaces
Virtual Reality Virtual Reality
Visual Quality Detection Visual Quality Detection
Quality assurance systems utilize RFID, sensors, video monitoring, remote information distribution and cloud solutions on the production line to streamline inspection procedures, improve decision making, and reduce costs driven by quality defects.
Warehouse Automation Warehouse Automation
Integrated security and logistics solutions for warehouses and logistics operators include an array of services in the alarm and security spaces such as intrusion detection and burglar alarms, access control systems, video surveillance security, fire detection and fire alarms. In addition to that, remote managed services such as video guard tours can fully support business operations and provided continues security.
Water Quality and Leakage Monitoring Water Quality and Leakage Monitoring
Smart Water Monitoring platforms are generally ultra-low-power sensor nodes designed for use in rugged environments and deployment in hard-to-access locations to detect changes and potential risk to public health or environmental damage in real-time.CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS - Water is lost from the point of production & receipt by end-users (aka Non-Revenue Water)- Water is lost due to leaks in pipes & other infrastructure- Leaks typically go undetected or are responded to after the event- A significant amount of water is lost due to excessive irrigation(Only 70% of water supplied is consumed by agriculture)STAKEHOLDERS - Water consumers - Agriculture, industrial or residential areas- Water supply agenciesKEY OBJECTIVES - Uninterrupted quality services- Minimise water losses- Ensure water quality- Reduce interruption of service to consumers- Increase revenueTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES - Sensors keep a track of water flow at every location of the system and send data over network analytical software tools- Analytical software tools continuously monitor the data and detect the water leakages- Leakage locations are then conveyed to the rectification and maintenance teamUSAGE VIEWPOINT Leakage Detection- A Sensor detects a sudden water leak & immediately generates an alarmLeakage Prevention- The System detects unusual readings from a Sensor (but no actual leakage)- Analysis of Sensor/historical data indicates a pipe breach is imminentThe Facilities team is deployed & arrives to find a rapidly deteriorating section of piping- The Facilities team immediately halts the water supply & replaces the damaged section of pipingFUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT - Sensors: Pressure, Flow- Network: Wide Area Network (WAN) - Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Descriptive analytics- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfaces