During the fair Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific held in Singapore from 16-18 October Flexible Automation System was invited to demonstrate the IIoT platform in combination with the PATLITE Wireless Data Acquisition System. Flexible Automation System developed the IIoT platform based on the PATLITE Wireless Data Acquisition System that is able to collect, process and store the real-time data to help the manufacturer to digitize the production information and deliver real-time monitoring of the production availability.
PATLITE is a leading provider of innovative visual and audible communication systems and solutions which enhance the safety, security and comfort of workplaces and communities. Necessary tools to indicate the real-time status of your production. The next generation signal tower line featuring cutting-edge technology with wireless transmission to avoid any wiring and cabling. IIoT in the Factory!
As a Manufacturer, you see more and more automation is available to facilitate your production. One of the advantages is the reduction of labour cost. But also, other factors are important to consider.
The human cognitive limitations can be a critical factor in the processing of data. This can lead to economic & quality losses, safety risks and operational inefficiency of the production process. This in combination with the increase of the number of connected devices, volumes of data and the complexity of the automation in the production process we can give the following the conclusion:
Your production staff needs to process a larger amount of data in a shorter timeline.
One of the valued manufacturing customers of Flexible Automation System (FAS) had a great need for more transparency of the production process and real-time production information. FAS got the opportunity to implement the solution Production Performance Manager based on the ANDON principles.
In manufacturing ‘time is money’ and downtime even more. In competitive markets like the automotive it is important to shorten time-to-market, improve operational efficiency and optimize cost. Technology is one of the answers to keep at least a step ahead of competitor.
One of our loyal customers in Indonesia took action and started to research what are the latest Smart Factory and Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) has to offer. With that information the customers management team prepared the industrial automation roadmap. The first priority is to provide real-time and transparent production information to support the production, maintenance and quality departments.
From that moment, the solution team of FAS Indonesia came on board to offer consultation and translate the customer requirements into the solution concept. After the concept was accepted by customer, our FAS solution team convert the functional concept into the system architecture with the selection of cutting-edge technology. The customer was satisfied and authorized Pumas Indonesia work from design phase into implementation phase.
Flexible Automation System (FAS) invited our customers to join the System Control Fair 2017 and International Robotic Exhibition 2017 held in Tokyo. This event was an excellent way to show our manufacturing customers the latest trends according to the concepts Smart Factory and IIoT.
Tokyo System Control Fair 2017 is the Japanese equivalent of the German Industry 4.0. MONO means ‘Thing which is made’ and ZUKURI: ‘The act of making’.
The highlights of the System Control Fair 2017 in Tokyo according to the FAS customers are diverse with central themes like flexible production, real-time information, standardization and vertical/horizontal integration.
The biggest highlight was the introduction of the FA-IT IoT standard connectivity platform for automation plants to help manufacturer standardize and connect their assets. The consortium will bring seamless connectivity to the factory independent of brand.
The partnership exists of many key players:
- IT: Oracle, IBM, Fujitsu, NEC, …
- Software: Microsoft, CTC, KSK, …
- Industrial PCs: Advantech, Intel, HP, Contec, …
- Factory Automation: Mitsubishi Electric, Omron, Beckhoff, Schneider, …
Mitsubishi Electric shows during the fair the e-F@ctory concept what makes it possible to integrate the production process from raw material till the shipping products and from shop floor till the Cloud.
Mitsubishi will launch the first Collaborative Robot in 2018 which designed to have a payload of 5 kg and a touch-screen teach pendant on the front of the 5th axis. The interface to teach will be based on ‘Apps’ .
One of the new products is the MELIPC from Mitsubishi Electric what will facilitate the EDGECROSS platform for IIoT applications and will be launched in 2018. The MELIPC can be used in various solutions like Condition Monitoring, Production Performance (OEE) and Energy Management.