When thousands of machines deployed across hundreds of project sites start talking, amazing things happen. Productivity goes up and costs come down.
Machines can communicate, and our unique solution ‘Asset Insight’ listens, by ‘hooking up’ equipment of various asset types across hundreds of projects sites, remotely monitoring and providing insights into various performance parameters of equipment using the Internet of Things (IOT) technology. We have installed multiple sensors and an intelligent gateway on equipment enabling the streaming of real-time operational, production and condition data without human intervention. Data on location, movement, switch on/switch off time, idling time, number of hours worked, quantity of work done, pressure, temperature and fuel consumption can be a gold mine. Armed with this information, planners can evolve strategies to improve production and enhance productivity.
We installed multiple sensors and an intelligent gateway on equipment enabling the streaming of real-time operational, production and condition data without human intervention
Digital initiatives on Plant & Machinery are now set to go beyond remote monitoring and analytics to core automation. For instance, we are working towards 3D Grade Control systems in Motor Graders - the construction industry's equivalent of the Driverless Car. A system that measures real time blade position through GPS and controls the blade movement by referring to the 3D design model of the road preloaded on the Grade Control system to achieve precise accuracy levels.
The focus of digitalisation in businesses like Heavy Engineering, Defence, Power and Hydrocarbon has been on manufacturing. With Industry 4.0 processes adapted to increase automation in manufacturing and connected machines ensuring visibility across the manufacturing cycle.
For example, the large welding machines at our Hazira factory have not only been connected but also automated to ensure significantly higher outputs and consistent quality. Advanced technologies like 3D scanning, laser marking and mapping are used to ensure accuracy in the manufacturing and fabrication processes. A number of industrial robots have also been installed at various factories to speed up the cycles and ensure precision at all times.