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Collecting and integrating new data on an industrial plant

JAG JAKOB wanted to offer customers a new service of data integration. They wanted to be able to deploy sensors on a secure and private wireless network on an industrial plant to collect data that they and/or customers would find value in.

This would include, in priority, data from unconnected machines (even analogical machines), and various contextual data (temperature, pressure, humidity, etc.). They needed the capability to deploy massively and easily multiple kinds of sensors over the entire plant floor. Some of their customers also wanted the wireless network to be entirely isolated from the internet (so it should be fully autonomous).

Deploying sensors, a real challenge

Although a company like JAG has a strong experience in deploying wired sensors, wireless technology is not the same. The constraints the customers set up were also strong. JAG considered this was not part of their core business and it would be easier to find a partner. They asked us to engineer a solution that would satisfy both their needs and the ones of their customers.

Brain-it engineered solution

Based on our experience, we engineered a solution that would allow them to deploy sensors as easily as possible in a plant and collect and decrypt the data they needed. We based our design on a LoRa network that allows us to deploy multiple Gateways on a fully private network interconnected through the plant LAN Network with JAG servers.

We monitored the plant and determined the number of gateways needed. We also monitored any interference that would diminish the quality of the data collected by the sensors. Deploying a fully private and isolated network proved to be without difficulty.

We then interfaced our solution with JAG so they can receive clean, monitored and decrypted data and upload them directly on their applications. We also provide the deployment solution that, on an isolated system, proved to be a little more challenging but doable.

Realization

  • Installation of 4 Gateways on an industrial plant interconnected through RJ45 LAN Ethernet. One Gateway can manage up to 100 sensors.
  • An on-premise IoT management and monitoring solution that works on a local virtualized server connected to the plant LAN.
  • A simplified mass deployment web application de deploy and activate the sensors on the various Gateways.
  • A fully on-premise solution that is not plugged to the internet for security reasons.
  • Data decryption, transformation and monitoring application
  • Data transfer through a web service directly to JAG JAKOB application.

About JAG – A leader in process technology

JAG Process Solutions is a leading process technology company which designs and builds the most challenging process plants and automation solutions for the food industry and also for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

They integrate processing solutions, system components and process control into turnkey and highly automated production plants.

With innovative system concepts and new process engineering solutions, thy meet the highest demands and create real added value.

BRAIN-IT

The backbone of BRAIN IT solutions is a 4.0 software platform (Toolbox):

– Multi-protocols: LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NBIoT, GSM, LTE..

– Multi-object builders: NKE-Watecco, AIUT, Tekelek, Silensoft…

– Integration is complete with the Customer’s ecosystem

– Brain It already processes several thousand sensors for companies.

– Digital Data by BRAIN IT.

BRAIN-IT

The backbone of BRAIN IT solutions is a 4.0 software platform (Toolbox):

– Multi-protocols: LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NBIoT, GSM, LTE…

– Multi-object builders: NKE-Watecco, AIUT, Tekelek, Silensoft…

– Integration is complete with the Customer’s ecosystem

– Brain It already processes several thousand sensors for companies.

– Digital Data by BRAIN IT.

BRAIN-IT

The backbone of BRAIN IT solutions is a 4.0 software platform (Toolbox):

– Multi-protocols: LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NBIoT, GSM, LTE…

– Multi-object builders: NKE-Watecco, AIUT, Tekelek, Silensoft…

– Integration is complete with the Customer’s ecosystem

– Brain It already processes several thousand sensors for companies.

– Digital Data by BRAIN IT.

BRAIN-IT

The backbone of BRAIN IT solutions is a 4.0 software platform (Toolbox):

– Multi-protocols: LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NBIoT, GSM, LTE…

– Multi-object builders: NKE-Watecco, AIUT, Tekelek, Silensoft…

– Integration is complete with the Customer’s ecosystem

– Brain It already processes several thousand sensors for companies.

– Digital Data by BRAIN IT.

BRAIN-IT

The global building automation system market grew 7% in 2018 to total ~ US$ 35 Bn, registering an upward spiral from ~ US$ 33 Bn in
2017, according to the new research study from Future Market Insights.

The report says that Schneider Electric SE, ABB, Siemens AG, Johnson Controls Inc., and Honeywell International Inc. remain the top 5 players in the building automation market, commanding nearly 40% of the global market share.

The analyst is of the opinion that growing investments in smart buildings is one of the key shapers estimate to mould the growth of building automation system market in 2019 and beyond. Despite of having a robust sphere of influence, leading players in the building automation system market will continue to face competition threats from new vendors entering the scenario with newer promises.

 

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The term ‘digital transformation’ has attracted a lot of attention across the manufacturing industry and throughout the media recently. Defined by The Enterprisers Project, digital transformation is “the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to customers.”

With digitalisation comes the rise of trends such as Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing and smart factories.

Industry 4.0, also known as the fourth industrial revolution, is all about focusing on connectivity and communication. It presents us with a future where devices are connected so that they can communicate and make smart decisions. 

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Technology has been increasingly adopted by all major industry sectors over the last several years—and the energy industry is no exception. Tech innovation is no longer associated only with replacement of paperwork with automated electronic systems. The next step is reinvention of the ways that energy and utilities companies do business, engage their customers and interact with them. And let us not forget about Energy 4.0, a buzzword used to denote the digital revolution in this industry.