New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are showing up in the manufacturing sector. These new innovations improve the speed and efficiency of factory operations which leads to higher margins. To take part in the new wave of factory automation, a company must have the IT and data systems to support heavy bandwidth requirements.
Using Data to Improve Operations
On the manufacturing floor, sensors can measure data and then relay this information for processing. Alerts notify employees when metrics are out of range so they can make adjustments to the sensors.
There are many applications for real-time monitoring and factory automation. For instance, sensors can track manufacturing components and reorder based on demand patterns. Automation can manufacture parts on demand from digital designs. Artificial intelligence can process data which can lead to a better way to organize the manufacturing line.
An automated system, once set to the right criteria, is faster, more accurate and more efficient in most scenarios.
AtomBeam for Manufacturing
Automating manufacturing requires powerful computer systems, strong bandwidth and the right sensor technology. AtomBeam® reduces the amount of data being transmitted up to 70 percent by using data compaction. AtomBeam works by using its AI/machine learning module to identify patterns, called “Sourceblocks” (the Lego bricks of data) in advance. A Codebook—like a bucket of Lego bricks—stores Sourceblocks and their associated, smaller indexes, or Codewords. Sending and receiving computers, IoT endpoints and data centers also store the Codebook. AtomBeam transmits only Codewords which significantly reduces the data flow. And the receiving computer can rebuild the original data stream using the Codebook.