Intel with i’s ecosystem partners is busy these days and showcasing plethora of intelligent and interconnected Technologies that enable implementation of (IIoT) industrial internet of things at Hannover Messe. the showdown includes several Innovative manners leveraging legacy equipment and boosting automation. they are also researching on the complexities and challenges face by present day factories. As the vice president of IoT Group as well as General Manager for the Intel industrial solutions division recently said, “In this age of rapid digital transformation, we need to re-imagine manufacturing and factories as we know them. Intel, with a strong partner ecosystem, is supporting manufacturers on their journey to the intelligent factory. By providing products transforming the Computer technology from the factory floor to the cloud at the edge to drive industrial process automation, Intel is empowering manufacturers to deliver on the promise of Intelligent factories now.”
Now let’s understand the implication and meaning of it. It is quite clear that the new factories today working under IIOT are completely data driven and interconnected. these are getting more and more intelligent and responsive with every passing day, the more efficient machine automation as well as the machine to human interaction along with an ability to to control and adjust every aspect of operation in real time provides these with a strong edge over their predecessors. These factories will represent a unique collaboration between production systems, machines and humans across the manufacturing environment.
The TwinCAT Vision from Beckhoff Automation for Quality Assurance helps bringing real time image processing into the actual manufacturing process. It is capable of detecting mechanical anomalies proactively throughout the production line. This further streamlines the QA process, completely minimises defects and downtime leading to increase in production. These solutions are powered by high performance Intel® Xeon® processors that add server grade compute to the complete process. JD.com and it’s unmanned sorting centres are currently making use of vision guided robots based on Intel Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 VPU. The same are working in Mattel owned smart factory. These robots bring a vast improvement in efficiency and safety level as products are moved across the production line during final Staging as well as in the warehouse areas.
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