Aug 18, 2020

NexAIoT partners with QualityLine to drive Industry 4.0

NexAIoT
Manufacturing
Industry 4.0
Digital Transformation
Sean Galea-Pace
2 min
Manufacturing Global: NexAIoT has announced a collaboration with QualityLine’s AI data integration and advanced analytics technology to scale their EWR and gateways to customers
NexAIoT has announced a collaboration with QualityLine’s AI data integration and advanced analytics technology to scale their EWR and gateways to cust...

NexAIoT, a company that is set on becoming the champion of Industry 4.0, provides multi-party services of consulting and system integration for clients in the manufacturing industry ranging from the United States to the Greater China area.

The organisation’s solutions include machine and factory automation and extends to equipment and facility networking. This also has practical experience in areas of smart manufacturing, transformation and upgrading. NexAIoT’s ground-breaking solution, iAT2000 cloud-based intelligent monitoring system bridges the gap between OT and IT. This streamlines the organisation’s in-field industrial communication, equipment and data integration. This open-structure of Industry 4.0 solution is showcased in an Enterprise War Room to improve how the management team will make the industry’s most profitable decision. 

“NexAIoT’s Enterprise War Rom is an Industry 4.0 intelligent manufacturing decisions system,” commented C.C. Lin, NexAIoT Industry 4.0 Center Vice President. “The large amounts of data from the on-site machine and facility in the factory can be seamlessly integrated by QualityLine’s AI and advanced analytics technology, enabling us to help individual corporations to carry out digital transformation reforms per the appropriate operations methods to face current market changes. Through the collaboration with QualityLine, we look forward to making a difference and setting the new standard in manufacturing operations.” 

QualityLine’s AI technology allows for a faster and automated anomaly detection of quality and efficiency in the manufacturing process. By automatically mapping all types of manufacturing structures of data, the software can integrate and identify the relevant information that should be analysed and visualised in a monitoring dashboard detailing what should be fixed.

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May 10, 2021

Timeline: Tesla's Construction of Gigafactories

Automotive
Gigafactory
DigitalFactory
Sustainability
Georgia Wilson
3 min
Sustainable Manufacturing | Gigafactory | Electric Vehicles | EVs | Tesla | Smart Manufacturing | Automotive Manufacturing | Technology
A brief timeline of Tesla’s Gigafactory construction progress over the years, furthering its efforts in sustainable energy and electric vehicles...

Tesla's mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy

Founded in 2003, Tesla was established by a group of engineers with a drive to "prove that people didn’t need to compromise to drive electric – that electric vehicles can be better, quicker and more fun to drive than gasoline cars." Almost 20 years on, Tesla today is not only manufacturing all electric vehicles, but scaleable clean energy generation and storage too. 

"Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better," says Tesla. "Electric cars, batteries, and renewable energy generation and storage already exist independently, but when combined, they become even more powerful – that’s the future we want. "

Tesla Gigafactories

In order to deliver on its promise of "accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles and energy products," Tesla's Gigafactory journey began in 2014 to meet its produciton goals of 500,000 cars per year (a figure which would require the entire worlds supply of lithium-ion batteries at the time).  

By ramping up its production and bringing it in-house, the cost of Tesla 's battery cells declined "through economies of scale, innovative manufacturing, reduction of waste, and the simple optimisation of locating most manufacturing processes under one roof." With this reduction in battery cost, "Tesla can make products available to more and more people, allowing us to make the biggest possible impact on transitioning the world to sustainable energy."

2014: Giga Nevada and Giga New York begin construction

Born out of necessity to meet its own supply demand for sustainable energy, Tesla began the construction of its first Gigafactory in June 2014, in Reno, Nevada, followed by its Buffalo, New York facility the same year. "By bringing cell production in-house, Tesla manufactures batteries at the volumes required to meet production goals, while creating thousands of jobs," said Tesla.

2016: Reno, Nevada grand opening

Tesla’s construction of Giga Nevada came to an end in 2016, the first of its Gigafactories to complete its construction project. The factory’s grand opening took place in July 2016, and by mid-2018 reached an annual battery production rate of 20 GWh, which made it the highest-volume battery plant in the world that year. 

2017: Giga New York begins production

Two years after Tesla’s second Gigafactory began construction, Giga New York was complete, and started its production operations in 2017.

2019: Giga Shanghai construction to production in record time

In 2019, Tesla selected Shanghai as its third Gigafactory location. The company constructed the factory in record time, taking just 168 working days from gaining permits to finishing the plant's construction.

2019: Giga Berlin begins construction

Announced in November 2019, Tesla began the construction of its first European Gigafactory in Berlin. The Gigafactory is still under construction.

2020: Giga Texas begins construction

The following year in August 2020, Tesla began the construction of its Giga Texas factory. The company’s third Gigafactory in the US is still under construction.

2021: Giga Texas and Giga Berlin expected completion of construction

Looking to the future, Tesla expects to complete the construction of its Giga Texas and Giga Berlin factories in May 2021 and July 2021 respectively.

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