Accelerating the Industrial Internet of Things
Log In
Use Cases
    ANDOR
  • (39)
  • (36)
  • (24)
  • (22)
  • (22)
  • (21)
  • (20)
  • (20)
  • (20)
  • (20)
  • (20)
  • (19)
  • (19)
  • (19)
  • (18)
  • (18)
  • (18)
  • (15)
  • (15)
  • (15)
  • (14)
  • (14)
  • (11)
  • (7)
  • (7)
  • (6)
  • (2)
  • (1)
  • View all 28 Industries
    ANDOR
  • (40)
  • (32)
  • (27)
  • (22)
  • (19)
  • (13)
  • (10)
  • (9)
  • (7)
  • (5)
  • (4)
  • (3)
  • (2)
  • (1)
  • View all 14 Functional Areas
    ANDOR
  • (26)
  • (21)
  • (19)
  • (16)
  • (16)
  • (16)
  • (14)
  • (14)
  • (13)
  • (13)
  • (13)
  • (12)
  • (12)
  • (10)
  • View all 14 Enabled Capabilities
71 use cases
Use Case missing? Just let us know via Add New Use Case.
Sort by:
Smart Warehousing
Integrated security and logistics solutions for warehouses and logistics operators include an array of services in the alarm and security spaces such as intrusion detection and burglar alarms, access control systems, video surveillance security, fire detection and fire alarms. In addition to that, remote managed services such as video guard tours can fully support business operations and provided continues security.
Download PDF
Smart Water Meter Management
The demand for innovative solutions to enable more efficient use of available water resources, to improve drinking water quality, and improve water resource planning is growing. Due to this, some analysts estimate the global water sector to be worth 1 trillion USD per year by 2025.IoT enables a precise control over water resources data, thus allowing an efficient and optimized management of water companies. Smart water management systems can make a fast and significant improvement to the cost and reliability of water supplies, especially in urban areas and in agriculture.According to various reports as a result of water leakages, pressure or network operations inefficiencies and expensive maintenance, water utilities around the world are collectively losing over $9.5 billion every year and spending $2.5 billion to detect and repair leaks. Of this loss, most of it is attributed to wasted operational expenditures on water production, followed by energy pumping costs and chemical costs of lost water. Adopting smart water management solutions could save utility companies between $7.1 billion and $12.5 billion each year.There are various applications for smart water management such as water leakage detection, watering management through sensors, drinking water quality monitoring, quality control of pools and water reserves, etc. At present, water companies have numerous sensors and devices which are able to provide input for detailed reports about relevant business critical factors – including water temperature, water quality/composition, water pressure, water flow, etc. However, most water companies still lack advanced real-time reporting and prediction capabilities to monitor “changing” factors. As a consequence, there is a focus on real-time data extraction, reporting, visualization.
Download PDF
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) enables engineers to improve the safety and maintainability of critical structures. SHM combines multiple sensing technologies with an embedded measurement controller to capture, log, and analyze real-time data. CHALLENGES / REQUIREMENTS - A system is required to monitor the real-time structural parameters and analyze the health of the structureSTAKEHOLDERS - Users and owners of the structureKEY OBJECTIVES - To detect and repair problems in a structure before it collapses- Human safety- To detect and repair problems in a structure before it collapsesTYPICAL SYSTEM CAPABILITIES - To detect the structural hazards in a specific structure and adjust repair schedule accordinglyUSAGE VIEWPOINT - Sensors located on the structure send real-time data to the analytical software tools- According to the inputs from sensors, health and life of the structures is decided- If any hazard found, repair schedule is planned accordinglyFUNCTIONAL VIEWPOINT - Sensors: Civil structure health sensor nodes- Network: Wide Area Network (WAN)- Standards: - Augmented Intelligence: Descriptive analysis- Augmented Behavior: Machine-to-machine (M2M) interfacesStructural Health Monitoring (SHM) is the process of implementing a damage detection and characterization strategy for engineering structures in order to maintain the system’s performance. The SHM process involves the observation of a system over time using periodically sampled response measurements from an array of sensors, extracting damage-sensitive features from these measurements, and performing statistical analysis of these features to determine the current state of system health. Over the long term data analysis increases visibility into the ability of the structure to perform its intended function. After extreme events, such as earthquakes or blast loading, SHM is used for rapid condition screening and aims to provide reliable, real time information regarding the integrity of the structure. SHM can be applied to fixed infrastructure, such as building and bridges, or mobile infrastructure, such as airplanes and trains. Health Assessment of Engineered Structures of Bridges, Buildings and other related infrastructures:Commonly known as Structural Health Assessment (SHA) or SHM, this concept is widely applied to various forms of infrastructures, especially as countries all over the world enter into an even greater period of construction of various infrastructures ranging from bridges to skyscrapers. Especially so when damages to structures are concerned, it is important to note that there are stages of increasing difficulty that require the knowledge of previous stages, namely:1) Detecting the existence of the damage on the structure2) Locating the damage3) Identifying the types of damage4) Quantifying the severity of the damageIt is necessary to employ signal processing and statistical classification to convert sensor data on the infrastructural health status into damage info for assessment.SHM Components:SHM System's elements include:- Structure- Sensors- Data acquisition systems- Data transfer and storage mechanism- Data managementData interpretation and diagnosis:1) System Identification2) Structural model update3) Structural condition assessment4) Prediction of remaining service lifeAn example of this technology is embedding sensors in structures like bridges and aircraft. These sensors provide real time monitoring of various structural changes like stress and strain. In the case of civil engineering structures, the data provided by the sensors is usually transmitted to a remote data acquisition centres. With the aid of modern technology, real time control of structures (Active Structural Control) based on the information of sensors is possibleKey vendors: Campbell Scientific, National Instruments, SENSeOR, SmartPatch
Download PDF
Tamper Detection
Tamper detection is the ability of a device to sense that an active attempt to compromise the device integrity or the data associated with the device is in progress; the detection of the threat may enable the device to initiate appropriate defensive actions. The tamper detection design can be implemented to sense different types, techniques, and sophistication of tampering, depending on the perceived threats and risks. The methods used for tamper detection are typically designed as a suite of sensors each specialized on a single threat type, some of which may be physical penetration, hot or cold temperature extremes, input voltage variations, input frequency variations, x-rays, and gamma rays. Examples of techniques used to detect tampering may include any or all of the following: switches to detect the opening of doors or access covers, etc. Many IoT devices use WiFi for communication and Channel State Information (CSI) based tamper detection is a valid option. Each 802.11n WiFi frame contains a preamble allows a receiver to estimate the impact of the wireless channel, the transmitter and the receiver on the signal. The estimation result - the CSI - is used by a receiver to extract the transmitted information. However, as the CSI depends on the communication environment and the transmitter hardware, it can be used as well for security purposes. It is through this channel that IoT can be utilized to prevent device tampering. The utility of this technology goes without saying; preventing the theft or damage of assets is obviously critical, and businesses should take appropriate steps to ensure that their assets remain is good condition. Benefits: -OT CAPEX Reduction -IT CAPEX Reduction -OPEX Reduction
Download PDF
Technology Data Marketplace (TDM)
The great promise of new connected concepts of industry like Industrie 4.0 is their ability to deliver a historically unparalleled level of responsiveness and flexibility. While modern supply chains are already heavily integrated and designed to be fluid and fast moving, a large swathe of manufacturing still remains beholden to economies of scale, large production runs, and careful preplanning.The Industrial Internet of Things is set to change this by allowing small-batch or even custom manufacturing on a truly industrial scale. With machines whose functions are not set in stone, but flexible and determined by their operating software and with a new form of connectivity bringing industrial engineers, product manufacturers, and end users closer together than ever before, ad-hoc adjustments to e.g. automotive parts during active product runs or the bespoke manufacturing of custom sneakers become very viable options indeed.Much of this remains a theoretical vision, but IUNO, the German national reference project for IT security in Industry 4.0, demonstrates the new capabilities in action with a secure technology data marketplace running a smart drinks mixer.
Download PDF
Time Sensitive Networks
Time-Sensitive Networks (TSN) operate in a manufacturing ecosystem of applications. TSN enable a standard, single, open network infrastructure supporting multi-vendor interoperability and integration.They are used to support real-time control and synchronization of high performance machines over a single, standard Ethernet network, supporting multi-vendor interoperability and integration.Support of fast control applications means the network needs to support communications with low latency and low jitter and to provide mechanisms for distributed coordination or time synchronization. Typically these requirements have resulted in non-standard network infrastructure or unconnected standard networks where devices and data are not accessible throughout the infrastructure.
Download PDF
Track and Trace
The goal of ‘Track and Trace’ is to manage handheld power tools in manufacturing and maintenance environments more efficiently.This involves tracking and tracing the usage of these tools to ensure proper handling, to prevent accidents and unnecessary wear and tear, and to collect data on their location, status, energy consumption and functionality.
Download PDF
Track and Trace for Industrial Tools
Track and trace for industrial tools refers to systems capable of recognizing and reporting the location and status of tools in a facility. Today's production of industrial and consumer goods requires exacting work. Precise application of pressure or torque is required in many industries and operator errors can cause costly defects. Track and trace technology can improve production safety, quality, and productivity. Asset tracking is currently done via barcode and a variety of manual steps in most cases. However, new solutions leveraging smart tags, near-field communication (NFC), and RFID are coming to market to globally track all varieties of objects in real time.
Download PDF
Visual Quality Detection
Machine Vision (MV) refers to the use of vision for automatic inspection, process control and robot guidance in an industrial environment.Quality assurance systems utilize RFID, sensors, video monitoring, remote information distribution and cloud solutions on the production line to streamline inspection procedures, improve decision making, and reduce costs driven by quality defects.
Download PDF
Warehouse Optimization
Warehouse operations efficiency is key to the success of any company that processes, inventories, and ships orders. Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) include automation and optimization of resource flows and material handling, time, space, flexibility, ergonomics, communication and management.Warehouse optimization is vital to lean warehouses and agile supply chains. It is a constant process.
Download PDF
Water Quality and Leakage Monitoring System
Smart Water Monitoring Platforms are ultra-low-power sensor nodes designed for use in rugged environments and deployment in hard-to-access locations. They detect damages in the water supply infrastructure and potential risks to public health or environmental damage in real-time. Water leaks typically go undetected or are responded to only after the event. Therefore, a significant amount of water is lost due to excessive irrigation (only 70% of water supplied is consumed by agriculture).
Download PDF
test test