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AIoT in smart manufacturing for SME

This session of live sharing falls on the 1 day before Malaysia Day. We took this opportunity to wish all Happy Malaysia Day while discussing the application of AI and IoT in smart manufacturing.

One of the biggest challenges for SMEs is the investment in the technology in their operation especially in the building of IR4.0 processes. 

Based on the recently published news in the MIDA website, the closing date of the Industry4WRD Intervention fund application will be closed on the same day today on 15th of Sept 2023. This is actually a very good funding for SME amounting up to RM 500,000.00 where it is based on 70/30, where the government is taking up 70% of the whole funding. 

In the sharing, we also touched on something where most SMEs is most concerned with the productivity and efficiency of the operation. For this part, Axiomtek makes it easy to implement OEE tracking devices that allow you to get all of this data and track the efficiency in a more manageable and cost-effective way. 

you may find the in our previous OEE tracking live sharing, This is one of the demonstration that handle a full sets of OEE tracking in the production floor. 

Availability :  signaling from Tower Light

Performance:  the production count and cycle time 

Quality :  user interface to input the defects and type of defects .

Two main component in this Axiomtek IIoT edge HMI  and Stack Light module.

Besides, AIoTmission has a OEE training program with AIoT. you may find out more from this link.

Industry 4.0 (IR4) represents the Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterized by a range of new technologies, including the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, augmented reality, and more. While these technologies have the potential to transform manufacturing processes, SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) manufacturers face specific challenges in their IR4 journey:

High Initial Investment: Deploying state-of-the-art technologies often requires significant financial outlay, which can be prohibitive for SMEs. This includes the costs of acquiring, installing, and maintaining new machinery and software.

Skills and Expertise: Implementing and maintaining IR4 technologies require specialized skills. SMEs may struggle to find or afford the right talent.

Cybersecurity Concerns: With increased connectivity and digitization comes the need for advanced cybersecurity measures. SMEs may lack the resources or expertise to effectively guard against sophisticated cyber threats.

ROI Uncertainty: The benefits of some Industry 4.0 technologies might not be immediately evident, making it difficult for SMEs to justify the investments based on potential returns.

Knowledge Gap: SMEs may lack awareness of the full range of technologies available, their potential benefits, and how best to implement them.

For SME manufacturers, the journey toward Industry 4.0 adoption is fraught with challenges, but the potential benefits in terms of efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness are considerable. With the right strategies, partnerships, and investments, these challenges can be addressed, paving the way for successful digital transformation.

Non Intrusive Analogue meters or gauges reading with Vision AI

The Live session ended with non intrusive meters reading. We showed the analogue Voltmeter reading with one of the camera with the AI engine running on KIWI310 ( a tiny embedded Intel based platform over USB), The data is visualized over the cloud dashboard.

We reserve the other pressure gauge Vision AI reading with the IIOT edge gateway to show case in the upcoming Smart Nation 2023 exhibition. You can find us at the exhibition in Hall 8 : booth 8043 at MITEC from 19th to 21st of Sept. 

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