Opticloud: 6 modules, 1 platform
Digital automated factory > Optimal efficiency > Optimal energy efficiency > Increased revenue
A platform build on a solid foundation
We are using Opticloud maintenance module to send an email to a specific maintenance Outlook calendar based on uptime of machine instead of time based intervals.Stefan Lindell, Kvik A/S
Now stop reasons are being registered and we have gotten a much better overview of our machines efficiency, hereunder downtime, stop reasons and breakdownsJohnny Nielsen, Fiberline Composites
We would like to use data to make investment decisions when a machine partly or fully have to be changed. That will make sure we are making the right investments.Søren Torp Madsen, Dansand
Cases and user stories
Opticloud – the platform for your industry 5.0 journey and road to efficiency
Opticloud is a service and a tool for data collection and visualization of efficiency, telemetry, and energy data on factory, machine, robot, process, and human levels.
Opticloud is built for manufacturing companies, machine manufacturers, and solutions providers in the industrial world.
Our vision is to “benefit the society by enabling competitive and sustainable local production industries”.
Industry 5.0 in Opticloud
Most of you know what industry 4.0 is, or at least you might have heard about it once or twice before. Put in simple terms, industry 4.0 is where you interconnect machines, devices, and technologies. Often you do this with data, lots of data. It’s not an error that we are writing industry 5.0. Industry 5.0 is where the human element comes into play.
Opticloud merges technology and data with human input through several interfaces and technologies. We do this to serve two major purposes:
- Giving operators and managers more access to their data from their assets, hereunder potential optimizations and thereby an easier day and
- Giving managers and directors the data for making the correct decisions.
Both are very relevant in a typical industrial production factory. We see the same problems and pains at all factories and all pains relate to poor data collection, poor data visualization, and poor interfaces between humans and technology.
Almost all machine builders and factories are operating in 4.0 on some level today and almost all machine builders and factories have machine data stored on some PC or in a database somewhere. But many machine builders and factories do not have the capabilities to utilize this data or let alone know what data to use.
Humans need good interfaces to leverage data and its capabilities. Opticloud does exactly that; solves the problem that all humans have with data.
Factory efficiency and how to optimize production
Every factory and machines builder strives to be more and more efficient and to lower the cost per unit produced. This can be done in many ways, with or without data. Without data, you normally would try and optimize based on gut feelings and experience, but this leads to insecurities, unreliable investments, and often more luck than certainty.
We optimize your production and assets with data and eliminate the need to rely on gut feelings.
By using Opticloud to collect and present the right data, you can easily see where and when to prioritize your work and resources. Managing these becomes way simpler as Opticloud simply tells you when to do what.
With Opticloud, you do not have to look at all the different data and analyze them. Opticloud gives you the overview and the answer to, how to optimize your factory and make it efficient, and if you are a machine builder how to create new services models around your assets. By using Opticloud your focus goes from not having any data or looking at all data points in your machines and production to only looking at the ones you need.
Presenting the data
It is important to present the data as clearly and easy to understand as possible. Data that cannot be understood through visualization is irrelevant. It is a key priority that all your employees can use and understand the data through our tools.
Translating information into usable and visual context makes it easier to understand and a lot easier for your employees to make practical use of.
The clarity occurs through Opticloud, where you and your employees can identify patterns, trends, and outliers in even the biggest datasets.
The human brain needs a clarified dataset more than a long report list; Opticloud can not only do this but also identify areas that need attention or improvement.
Energy, CO2, and sustainability
Together we have an overall responsibility to take care of Mother Earth. Opticloud fully supports the UN Sustainability Goals. Through Opticloud, energy can be saved and CO2 emissions reduced.
Opticloud can help you save energy and thereby CO2 emissions in several different ways.
One of the key ways the platform can help you save energy is by optimizing your production to lower the amount of energy needed to produce a unit. We measure this in kWh/unit produced.
We also help in other ways like optimizing routes, increasing performance from the availability and planned production time, and presenting the data to involve people at all levels of the factory.
By collecting data such as kWh, heat, flow, and vibration you’ll also be able to make detailed CO2 reports for your customers, suppliers, and governments. You will be for example be able to tell the energy and CO2 footprint per order or per product you produce.
This is in line with our mission to “benefit the society by enabling competitive and sustainable local production industries”.