Smart Factories – affordable modular plant control software and hardware for SMMEs

The Smart Factory technology consists of a modular hardware and software package for SMME’s engaged in manufacturing operations that allows them to monitor and analyze the performance of the machinery comprising their manufacturing process through a computer based dashboard.

Technical Field/Operating Unit or Centre:

Materials Science and Manufacturing

Technology Description: 

The Smart Factory technology consists of a modular hardware and software package for SMME’s engaged in manufacturing operations that allows them to monitor and analyze the performance of the machinery comprising their manufacturing process through a computer based dashboard. The system comprises monitoring modules, human interface modules and  data collection, data representation and reporting software.

The technology will be transferred in the form of a technology package.   The business opportunity lies in the sales, distribution and support functions to SMME’s.

Benefits/Advantages:

  • Low cost of manufacturing
  • Ease of installation (basic electrical knowledge)
  • Ease of use (drag and drop interface)
  • Modular and scalable
  • Can be used for production planning and can improve productivity
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Cheaper maintenance costs

Contact:  Delon Mudaly

 

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