26 September 2017
26 September 2017
Plataine reports that it has been granted a US patent titled 'A Method and System for Managing an Efficient Production Floor via The Industrial Internet of Things.'
The new patent covers a set of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) based algorithms to drive context-aware alerts and recommendations to production floor management and staff, thus increasing production efficiency while ensuring product quality and audit-readiness.
“We’re excited to receive recognition of our innovation and will continue to pursue our goal to create the most advanced Industrial IoT software available, as well as to protect its value with registered patents,” says Avner Ben-Bassat, President and CEO of Plataine. “Manufacturing firms from all sectors have already realised the immense opportunities that AI and IIoT have to offer for production efficiency and improved on-time, on-quality delivery. Plataine is proud to be at the cutting-edge of the process that turns production facilities into smart digital factories.”
The software’s alerts and recommendations are context-driven, whereas context is formed from multiple data sources in real time, including sensor-based data collected from the entire manufacturing eco-system, as well as human operator input via dedicated applications. The software is also integrated with enterprise systems, such as ERP, MES and PLM software which complement the sensor driven data with production plans and engineering specifications to create full context for predictive and prescriptive analytics.
The Metyx Hungary factory, located in Kaposvár, has recently expanded its warehousing facilities, adding an additional 3,024 m2 of enclosed storage space for composite technical fabrics, packaging and FRP tooling.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.
3A Composites Core Materials reports that its BALTEK SB balsa core has been ABS-approved for more than 20 years.