As thousands of millions of assets are connected to the Internet the industrial world faces new challenges when it comes to connectivity and cybersecurity for real-time automation and decision making . In this talk we address the key role of an Edge Platform as a solution to overcome the Data Gravity issue of the Cloud.
Supported by the Basque Energy Cluster and Innovasturias, the I+CCM project that stands for "Intelligent Engine Control Centre" aims to develop a solution to equip the switchboards that make up an electrical system with intelligence and interaction capacity via Industrial IoT.
The digitization of industry requires interoperability for data sharing and process automation. We delve into how Edge Computing plays a critical role in achieving interoperability by executing data processing at the source, rather than sending it to a centralized location, and at the same time reducing latency, increasing security, and improving the scalability of the system.
Industrial servitization is a hot topic right now as new technologies emerge that harness real-time data. In an increasingly competitive market servitization is the way to open new business lines, improve customer loyalty and, in addition, comply with sustainability goals. Manufacturers can now make a profit from services by making their products last longer and avoid waste as much as possible. They can also recycle parts of broken products for reuse or recycle an integral part of these services.
One of the main applications of artificial intelligence in industrial environments is predictive maintenance. If before there was a human maintenance team, with protocols and routines for 'review and monitoring' (and repair if necessary) of each segment or area of the production chain, AI can do it much more accurately and with fewer resources.