What do the terms Edge, Fog and Cloud mean in relation to artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing? They are actually different layers of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Here is a quick overview on how we at Omron describe these terms in relation to AI, using an analogy with a nervous system. Edge: Spinal
Although we know OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is a top priority for you, it is often difficult to create the right dashboard to accomplish real intelligent production. Our innovative Sensing & Control +Think solutions explore new approaches and exploit innovative changes for you to optimize performance, availability, and quality.
We continuously work on user friendly technologies to improve OEE. We develop state-of-the-art sensors and Artificial Intelligence to boost performance. By defining what relevant data you need, where and how to collect, visualize and interpret it, we aim to collect the right input for you to soon be able to automate adjustments with AI without human intervention. Intelligent scenarios that are not corrective, but predictive with unparalleled reaction times.
3 smart ways to get from data to information to action to output
- Data from the Floor
We use smart, secure, connected data at machine level. Small-data machine learning is called ‘spinal reflex AI’. At this level, lines and devices are monitored with real-time sensors, and data is collected and processed at high speed for fast detection of abnormalities.
- Information into Action
To translate information into action our Intuitive Human-Machine Interaction is deeply integrated in our Sysmac platform. Sysmac-based HMI enables faster, more efficient control and monitoring for a more natural, proactive relationship between your operator and your machine. Sysmac Studio brings together all areas of automation including: logic, motion, vision, safety and visualization. It helps you to be significantly more productive in a very flexible way.
- Information to the Cloud
Our processing of Big Data in the cloud is part of ‘cerebral AI’. This requires open and secure standards such as the MQTT protocol and the OPC UA communications standard so you can transfer machine and system data into high value information in a safe and easy manner.
We enable intelligent production with innovative Sensing & Control +Think solutions to improve OEE.