One of our projects was for a Johnson & Johnson factory in Italy. The company wanted to raise its already high safety standards in “grey areas” of the production plant (ie, unmanned areas that are not fully illuminated). The alternatives they initially explored would have been complicated and costly, and would have taken a long time to complete. Futuryng’s solution, which enabled interaction with various sensors for pressure and acoustic temperature, as well as video, achieved the project’s objectives in 90 days. Further, we were able to build and deploy a predictive analytics application across the entire system. The plant has become the new global standard and we are already working on additional facilities.
The aim of this project was to channel all the data from sensors installed in sensitive areas of the factory and to connect them in real time with external warehouse management and maintenance services. The first phase, in which the client’s business processes were integrated with the MetaFyre™ platform, allowed the company to obtain precise metrics from its production process in real time, a dramatic improvement on the semi-manual controls previously used. Now that these data are available via MetaFyre™, the company will also be able to develop process improvement strategies that leverage artificial intelligence.
Futuryng helps Prysmian locate and identify cables that have been installed by technicians. Based on Prysmian’s PRY-ID, a highly reliable wireless scanner, this collaborative project started in Norway, is now growing in northern Europe, and is expected to become the new standard for the entire company. Using the PRY-ID technology on a pre-wired cable with an RFID chip, you can access all needed product information, including product name and tracking number, and item number. Complete identifying information will always be up to date and available in the cloud, as well as detailed documentation on important parameters such as cable temperature, which must be checked on a regular basis.
In this case Futuryng’s solution enabled an entire ball bearing production line to move from a manual format changeover process to an automated system, without requiring the replacement of any equipment. The project dramatically cut the costs of the transformation. With electronic boards developed by us for integration into machines of different ages and technology (some even from the 1980s), we managed to radically simplify the technological complexity of the line, quickly making it compatible with Industry 4.0 systems and improving its performance by up to 5 times.